Carina Pesch aka La Pesch, studied Social Anthropology, Political Sciences, and Philosophy at the University of Leipzig and at the Orient Institute Beirut. In high school she started to write short stories and articles for the local newspaper. Then she found her way to radio, acoustic narratives, and sound art. She was fascinated by the extra dimension that sounds and voices add to storytelling. During her journeys and field studies she discovered the world with all its corners, layers, and rough edges.
Her own art works show a strong sense for the specific characteristics of phenomena, people, and places. They oscillate between narrative and purely sound-based with a strong fascination for the thin borderline between fiction and reality. Often she uses spoken word that transcends sentences and syntax and reaches a pure atmosphere or emotional quality.
The 8-Channel Installation
Eight loudspeakers stand in a circle on a small, forested island. The voices move along the circle, encircling the visitors. They follow each other, describe, conjecture, project, reflect how they feel. Movement, dynamics, demarcation. The visitors lose themselves in the surging sea of voices, in the social game of following, leading, projecting, unfolding, making conscious.
The installation is part of the work cycle FOLLOW ME, which was supported by a radio play grant from the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. Also part of the work is the live performance of the same name. The realization of the radio composition is still planned.