Tribute to Beethoven · 2020
Figures de Décoration No. 8 · 6 part, each 10,5 x 30,0 x 10,5 cm
Group of sculptures for the Beethoven-year 2020
Porcelain busts on a handmade and glazed ceramic console,
all consoles with barrel organ (each with the same melody: «For Elise» by Ludwig van Beethoven)
Porcelain busts: applied with a ceramic eye-beam and painted over with porcelain cold colours, gilded with 24 carat gold leaf
ELISE, SHUT UP! HD - 9:15 minutes
A video project by Dana Widawski
with a composition by Andreas F. Staffel
for the Beethoven Year 2020
A pianist and hands on six miniature barrel organs with Beethoven's melody 'For Elise' - copied to the point of weariness - fight a duel. The barrel organs are placed in consoles, each of which bears anonymous busts of famous composers. Beethoven himself can only be heard in this ensemble. In 6 variations, his commercialized bagatelle is lovingly caressed, twisted, chopped up and gently buried, both analog and digital. The video project 'Elise, shut up!' is a dialogue between Dana Widawski's sounding sculptures and Andreas F. Staffel's composition, which can be seen and heard.
Still image video sequence "Elise, shut up!
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(video: HD 9:15 minutes)
Dana Widawski: Creative director, concept, Camera, sound editing
Andreas F. Staffel: Composition and piano recording, sound editing
Anja Widawski: Live recording of the barrel organs
Frank Bertram: Camera, video editing