Wandering Dunes

an installation – a performance – a game

an ongoing project with iterations at Taxispalais Innsbruck, Museu Serralves & HKW Berlin so far. 



Moira Heuer, Sina Ahmadi & Salome Gersch at a rehearsal for Wandering Dunes 003 2021 at HKW Berlin



Wandering Dunes Instructions 

Game by Nicholas Bussmann & Michael Guggenheim

Preparation:

Select three game leaders who come from different professional backgrounds.

Select seven singers who speak seven different languages and come from diverse singing traditions.

Select three musicians who refer to a nomadic tradition.

Installation:

1 big room with multiple entrances

3 sandbox tables

3 egg timers

1 collection of small objects found in the same city as the venue to be used as props

1 table with a black velvet surface for the props

1 set of voucher cards for each player

2 handfuls of joker cards

Performance:

The seven singers move around the venue as a group, going in and out

of the room and venue, periodically stopping to sing The News Trilogy.

The musicians are free to move independently in, out, and around the venue.

The musicians may play alone or together, whenever and whatever they want to play.

Game:

The game is an offer to the visiting public.

The game is called BUILD A WORLD.

The game is played in a sandbox.

Multiple games may be played simultaneously.

The game has two phases: first to build the world, and then to change it.

The game operates on two levels: the physical action in the sand, and the dialog between the player and game leader.

The game’s rules may be changed or ignored at any time.
Wandering Dunes 001
Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol
2018

photos: Guenter Kresser
card set for Wandering Dunes Domestic Edition during to play at home in Beijing during first lockdown 2020. In collaboration with Jan Yun




 
Rudi Katholnig
Sifa Girinci
Konstantin Schimanowski

The Cottbusser Cor at Wandering Dunes 003 Berlin
Wanderings Dunes crew:

Wandering Dunes 001 Taxispalais Innsbruck 2018

Helga Utz
Michael Guggenheim
Philippe Cerf
Simone Schönett
Rudi Katholnig
Konstantin Schimanowski
Lucile Desamory 
Yusuf Ergün
Laura Mello
Rico Repotente
Margareth Kammerer
Eduard Mont de Palol
Aaron Snyder

Wandering Dunes 002 Museu Serralves Porto 2018

Helga Utz
Michael Guggenheim
André Alves
Rudi Katholnig
Konstantin Schimanowski
Leonor Narcisso
Lucile Desamory
Yusuf Ergün
Laura Mello
Rico Repotente
Margareth Kammerer
Eduard Mont de Palol
Aaron Snyder

Wandering Dunes 003 HKW Berlin

Helga Utz
Michael Guggenheim
André Alves
Meret Weber
Florina Speth
Franz Friedrich
Sina Ahmadi
Valeria Gordeew
Rudi Katholnig
Konstantin Schimanowski
Leonor Narcisso
Şifa Girinci
Lucile Desamory
Yusuf Ergün
Laura Mello
Rico Repotente
Margareth Kammerer
Eduard Mont de Palol
Aaron Snyder