Date of Publishing:
October 1, 2014

© Anderwald + Grond

Instruction for Use

19 Nov 2014

The contribution of Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond to the cross-genre project “Instruction for Use” shows first visual findings of their occupation with dizziness/Taumel.

wien modern, Semperdepot, Vienna (AT)

The cross-genre project Gebrauchsanweisungen (Instructions for Use) invites film/video artists and composers to collaborate with the chamber music ensemble ascolta. The project is based on “contraintes”, a concept proposed by the international writers’ group Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle (1960s), which challenges the artist to comply with rigid structural limitations and rules for conceiving and developing an artwork. Gebrauchsanweisungen takes this idea a step further and combines it with elements of game theory. Each of the participants is involved in developing the work, but nobody possesses all the necessary information. Moreover, the musicians are not only the performers, but participate in the work’s development and dramaturgy, and thereby set the rules of the game themselves. Instead of applying the convention of performing the score for a film or adding footage to an existing piece of music, the project aims to closely intertwine the music and the film/video works, developing them at the same time. The participating composers and film/video artists come from several European countries and bring with them broad stylistic diversity combined with a penchant for cross-genre work.


Ensemble ascolta, EnsembleEnno Poppe, Conductor


Neele Hülcker, Zu spät für das Privatleben, 2013-2014

Malte Giesen, Tu m, 2013-2014

Clemens Gadenstätter, les cris des lumières, 2013-2014

Benjamin Schweitzer, Before I Sleep, 2013-2014


Astrid S. Klein, Disparaître dans la nature, Fragments I, 2014

Ruth Anderwald + Leonhard Grond, Ohne Worte (Gespenster und Steinobst), 2014

Daniel Kötter, Momentaufnahmen, 2014

Lillevan, Partitur und Partikel, 2014