The aesthetics of heritage

The ‘aesthetics of heritage’ plays with the original use of the voice and a communication without human language; investigating the natural and sophisticated voice control and trying to teach one to mimic the other. The Czechoslovakian wolfdog is a breed between German Shepard and wolf that, in experiment of the army (KSR), was bred to protect the border between east and west. The wolfdog has an incredible vocal range of up to three octaves when howling. The opera piece is divided in three acts, forming a language assimilation choir of singers and dogs. The cage sculptures are made of old fences and window barriers from the area. The project was developed during a residency in Kosice, Slovakia.


Performance/ Installation
Kaserna Kulturpark, Size variable
metal cages/ Czechoslovakian wolfdogs /opera singers

This project wouldn’t have been possible without these incredible performers: Silvia Pasnisinova, Janette Zsigova, Alzbeta Smolinkova and Pavol Cebak. Also special thanks to Lukáš Bača and Viktor Veliky and their dogs. ‘The aesthetics of heritage’ was developed during a three month residency in Slovakia at k.a.i.r. and wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of the Goethe Institut in Bratislava.