With Francisca Markus: Misunderstood careless whisper
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How far can an evergreen pop hook be transformed, until it loses its immediate identifiability?
In their joint work A misunderstood careless Whisper Francisca Markus and Elina Saalfeld explore the stumbling, harmonizing, drifting apart, the distortion and the collaboration in language. The work is created in an exchange and a correspondance of soundtracks.The tracks sent back and forth deal with pop music as a quote and pose questions on the tension between the intimate confessions that are conveyed in pop lyrics and their nature of being endlessly circulating. The created tracks are connected and held in space by tension belts - creating a field of traps and connections.