Gabi Schaffner

Radio & Sound Art | Text | Performance


The Journey of the Earthworm. Created for
Based on an interview with the Finnish artist Teuri Haarla about the beneficial qualities of earthworms. Microtonality and theatrical elements are combined into a 20min audio-lsd-trip. Supplemented by a series of cartoons.


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Journey of the Earthworm
Journey of the Earthworm
Journey of the Earthworm
Journey of the Earthworm
Journey of the Earthworm

Originally made for Show #592. Hosted by radio x, Frankfurt, Verena Kuni. The „Earthworm“ was featured 2016 within the frame of the Radiophrenia Festival in Glasgow and also broadcast 2017 at documenta14 public radio, Berlin.
>Length: 27 min.

The earthworm travels on radio frequencies, earthy hacks and conglomerates of audio matter. S/he passes through mosquito clouds (yes, this earthworm can fly!), bird songs, thunderstorms, attends a Finnish summer theatre show, listens to a boy and his mother singing, visits the acoustic remnants of a German garden show, finds happiness in the ringing of porcelain bells and, finally, merges into silence and is gone.
Voices: Teuri Haarla, interview at Galerie Hilbertraum, 16th January 2016, Berlin, Germany; Unknown but stunningly convincing actors of a "kesäteatteri" 2010 in Mid Finland; Gibrain and Virpi Nurmi, Gießen, Germany, 2014.

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