A close-knit symphonic structure
Sanna Helena Berger
“A close-knit symphonic texture’ is an installation consisting of performance, sound, scent and tactile sculptures. A group in blue shades are instructed to interact with soft structures. The subtle beige hues are reminiscent of a used make-up sponge. The instructions are given exclusively to the performers whilst audience hear a separate sound piece. The abstract noise merge with movement. Interactive sculptures use found scents with names such as ‘tranquility’, ’reflection’ and ‘karma’. The fragrant representation of emotions is visceral. The bottle reads ‘passion’ but contradictory the olfactory reaction could be ‘torment’. The colours and textures are ones that we associate with everyday encounters with consistencies. Could be tapioca pudding, could be the ultra-soft 22 beige rose emulsion designed to instantly smooth combination to oily skin. Then we see the bright red. Bold. Vibrant. Energetic.
Do you smell the ‘karma’?
The performative structure attempt a close-knit contact between person and object, our senses come alert with sound and scent whilst tactile functions vary between sculptural entity and orthopaedic stress-release toy. By marrying these forms, the sensory actions and the structured sequence of movements, Sanna creates a juxtaposition of close-knit symphonic textures.”