Ann Antidote and Notorische Ruhestörung explain,’ in Rope meets Noise we combine our common taste for bondage, noise music, and imrpovisation, and we use instruments as basic as possible to compose and improvise (both music and bondage and whatever comes of combining all ingredients) in real time. The instruments we use include circuit bending, DIY oscilators, or salvaged tape recorders, but cyborg sky is the limit, because we will not exclude a device just because someone declared it as not functional or not musical.’
About Ann Antidote
Ann Antidote is a autodidact DIY artist based in Berlin. She is active in the fields of rope art, video, installation, sound and performance. She has been active in the politics of collective and solidary life-forms, and queer, sex-positive lifestyles as valid, viable and respect-deserving options. This political work and the criticism that follows permeate her artistic work. Her works are also influenced by and profit from her earlier life in Physics. In 2009 she founded the collective project umbrella The Strange Life of the Savages. The activities of The Strange Life of the Savages includes filmmaking, performance, bondage, music and teaching and/or coaching.
About Notorische Ruhestörung
Notorische Ruhestörung is an artist mainly focusing on sound and music, but also active in other fields such as video, performance, zines and painting. Having played in bands mainly as a drummer for many years, Notorische Ruhestörung recently launched a solo show with guitar, keyboards and DIY noisy electronics and started improvising to bondage performances on piano and noise instruments. As a long-term member of the Berlin DIY, collective- & self-organized and feminist scene, Notorische Ruhestörung is always interested in social struggles and real life experiences on how to be a more genuine and upright person.