Six Stones performative installation is a part of Bubble Opera: a series of performative acts implemented by the Rabota on the territory of ZKM/HfG in Karlsruhe, Germany in 2017-2018 as an institutional intervention.
Six Stones performative installation occurred during an Open House Day at the ZKM, which opened up a mass audience’s prospect. M&A hung in the large hall all personal belongings tied together on the strings and connected the strings to a specially developed program. The strings’ vibrations influenced the generation of sound from an array of a sound library that Anton and Marika have collected traveling for many years. The whole system was driven by a performative practice during which artists moved on wheels, interacting with strings, striking it with absurd objects: a paper hammer, a thin hose, a chair, an oar, a small stick, and so on. The Corrida lasted throughout the day with two breaks while artists repaired the broken suspended structures. It turned out to be a mocking clownery on the theme of the corporate-committed “technological” art, officially professed by ZKM. On that day, M&A had an unprecedented spectator success, unrivaled before and so far.