Gabi Schaffner

Radio & Sound Art | Text | Performance

schaffner@schaffnerin.net


2017


Matt Hatter's Garden. Radio work for nightingale poems. 11 min.
Originally created for a temporary broadcasting event in Paris curated by Dinah Bird and Jean Phillipe Renoult. Matt Hatter's Garden was also featured in "Das Große Rauschen" at Radio Revolten Halle, 2016.



5/10

Next project: → Song for Gretchen

Previous project: ← Hidden Places

Matt Hatter’s Garden

A liminal radio piece.
Mr. Hatter is raking the lawn in his garden while a nightingale sings. He seemingly suffers of tinnitus, but then again it is not altogether clear where we are: Inside Mr Hatter’s head? In a parallel mix-tape world where Keat’s “Ode to a Nightingale” is intercut with more nightingale poems in other languages? Matt doesn’t give a damn… he rummages about, his mind spinning with occasional tango tunes and drippings from watering cans.




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