credits: Chris Schwagga


The space with its small paths reminds of a forest. They lead through the room with some clearings inside where you are able to rest and sit.
The sound is connected to this idea. Paths are spaces where you are driven to move forward, because a path is something to walk on and not to stop on – it is just an interspace. At the same time the clearings are the opposite of it. Here you are able to rest, to enjoy the sky, to enjoy the space and to feel comfortable.
This idea is connected to our modern human way of thinking: „Never Stop“. This space represents this idea in a perfect way.
The work reflects the almost forgotten „idleness“ in our society. It is almost not possible to rest anymore. You always have to walk on. But Idleness creates ideas and it let us reload our resources and some energy.
This is the reason why the sound consists of different elements. It consists of a lot of natural elements like wind, water, footsteps on the ground (recorded here in Rwanda), etc. The sound of the installation represents our restless life – always forces us to walk and never to rest.




credits: Chris Schwagga


credits: Chris Schwagga

These events are presented in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Kigali and Rwanda Arts Initiative