The Journey of the Earthworm / Die Reise des Regenwurms
Pre-edit – for radia.fm. By Gabi Schaffner, 2016
The earthworm travels on radio frequencies, earthy hacks and conclomerates of audio matter. S/he passes through mosquito clouds (yes, this earthworm can fly!), bird song, thunderstorms, attends a Finnish summer theatre show, listens to a boy and his mother singing, visits the aucoustic remnants of a German garden show, finds happiness in the ringing of porcelain bells and, finally, merges into silence and is gone.
- Teuri Haarla, on occacion of his exhibition at Galerie Hilbertraum, 16th January 2016, Berlin, Germany
- Unknown but stunningly convincing actors of a “kesäteatteri” 2010 in Mid Finland
- Gibrain and Virpi Nurmi in their garden in Gießen, Germany
Field recordings by raw audio with snippets/remixes taken from:
momoscas1 by galeko, freesound.org
singing saw “fake birds”: Mimosa Pale, Berlin. 2011
guitar in “Birdcage” and flute improvisation, FX Schroeder, Hamburg. 2011
kompost20140711_2047.0.25s, programmed by Pit Schultz, 2014
Teuri Haarla is a Finnish self-taught artist who works with drawings, performance and architecture. For his performances he goes into a state he calls “bio drunk”. He also built “Plantheon” tower, 17 metre high and based on the geometry of nature.
During the opening we had a talk in which he explained some of this work and philosophy.