Après Après

The sound installation refers to a popular party phenomenon in ski resorts entitled après ski. A meaningless music at 120 bpm, twirling rave trumpets, ski boots, lots of alcohol and frisky DJ’s are the ingredients for this post skiing celebration. The recorded announcements and animations of an après ski DJ in Flachau (a popular ski resort in Austria) were used for the Après Après sound installation. Shouting and cheering such as “put your hands up in the air”, “zike zake zike zake“, “louder“, and so forth are the basic elements of the sound collages.
Installed under a motorway bridge the atmosphere clearly contrasts the party mood of après ski events. In such divergent situation, the animations turn into something absurd. Who is this man cheering for? Himself, the employees of the ski resort, the tourists? A call and response animation that animates itself as far as it will go.

Site specific sound installation
2-channel audio 08:25min (loop), horn speaker, tripod, neon light


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