Aliocha Van der Avoort

Tropisme has been performed in Birmingham, Brussels, Cagliari and Montréal…

From the Greek “tropos.” The growth of a plant in a particular direction under the influence of an external stimulus (light, matter, gravity, etc.) Botany is the most quoted model in composition. The energy ratio undergone by a plant during its birth, growth and life can be compared to the acoustic beings which we attempt to give birth to, make live and die. In this piece, this being, this hatched sound body grows in the strata of the earth, spreads its roots and, in an ultimate effort, is born into the sudden void of the immense space of the surface. There, it coexists with the infinitely small, travels through the life rhythms of the insect world. But this premiss of existence is very quickly destroyed by the elements.



Tropisme (1998), 7:33
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