DIVA
Katarina Matiasek + Scanner
Born to be a Star
Kunsterhaus Vienna Austria
& shown at
PHONORAMA: A Cultural History of the Voice as a Medium
ZKM Karlsruhe Germany


The voice of Maria Callas soars and cracks in a black space.
Zoom out.

The projection starts its movement with a zoom out of the black of the diva’s mouth, and her lips start closing in around the yet black projection screen, her voice fading..... Speed up.

Accelerating from an initial slow motion, the banal magic of the documentary footage incubates the screen. The diva accepts her applause with flirtatious ease, bows and closes her eyes.

Fade to black.

From the inside of the diva the performance starts anew.
Loop.

The voice of Maria Callas soars and cracks in a black space.

audio/video installation, DV PAL b/w loop 1’, © 2004
image: Katarina Matiasek, Vienna
sound: Robin Rimbaud aka Scanner, London

www.kuenstlerhaus.at
www.zkm.de