This sound installation refers to a popular party phenomenon in ski resorts called après-ski. Mindless music at 120 bpm, twirling rave trumpets, ski boots, lots of alcohol and boisterous DJs are the ingredients for this type of post-skiing celebration. The recorded exclamations and exuberant commands of an après-ski DJ in Flachau, a popular ski resort in the Austrian alps, were used for the Après Après sound installation. Shouts and prompts such as “put your hands up in the air”, zicke zacke zicke zacke and “louder” are the basic elements of the composition.
Installed under a motorway bridge, the mood clearly contrasts with the party atmosphere of après-ski events. In such a divergent situation, the animated calls from the DJ take on an absurd quality. Who is this man cheering for? Himself, the employees of the ski resort, the tourists?