the »grenzenlose freiheit« has been inscribed into three contiguous spaces in the basement of
the "maison communale de plainpalais". the first room was a
recently renovated, quite ritzy room with green built-in cupboards,
the "salle de veillées", neighboring a completely
different room with raw plastered walls, which was situated directly
under the stage of the concert hall in the ground floor. at the
ceiling there was situated a wooden seat for the prompter, since the
building once was a theatre. the third room is a "normal"
basement room with whitewashed walls and an interesting triangular
a major aspect of the geneva version of the »grenzenlose freiheit« has been the different room acoustics again. additionally, the
optical impression of one room was completely incommensurate with the
others', which supported our approach of making different spaces
available for intensive experience. to accentuate this, we attached
importance to the light situation, too.
the first, ritzy room was left in the open atmosphere in which we
found it. we used six red plastic chairs in a single line to create
the atmosphere of a waiting room. depending on the time of the day
and the light situation, the blinds were left closed half. thus a
quite sharp line dividing light and dark appeared on the green floor
of the room. the second room, which was situated under the stage, was
kept in te atmosphere of an attic. mounted at the wooden ceiling, we
installed a line of nine naked bulbs hanging down to the visitors'
heads. they were strongly dimmed until the filament was visible red
glowing. the third's, triangular room's cold basement atmosphere was
picked up by using it's original neon lights: covered with blue light
foil to emphasize their coldness.
according to our concept of travelling, for the geneva version of the
installation sound material recorded in berlin was used. the
aesthetical work targeted at the creation of urban atmospheres inside
a somehow disparate environment which is augmented by the virtual
space provided by the user interface. the social aspect of the
collective control over a sound installation got touched once more by
the work with social rooms.