Riddles and Vowels, performed during 'The Current is Coming Towards Us', a public event which concluded a 14-day residency in Arnis, Germany.
September 27, 2018.

Diana Duta (Bucharest, RO) investigates how sound travels within our vocal tracts to produce an ‘Umlaut’, the assimilation of two sounds into one. A process that took place in many languages including German and English through migrations of people to other regions. By recording some of Arnis’ residents voices and mixing them with the equivalent vowels of the English language, Duta creates a soundscape that contemplates movement – in language and territory – across time.

Thanks to Sophie Mackfall and Arnis residents Rita Gäbler, Claus Lübbert, Christian Schuhmacher, Liselotte Wiese, who agreed to be recorded for this project.