Ludwig Berger

Babbling, 2018-ongoing

Babbling is a game for human and non-human players. The only requirement is running water.

The rules are:
(1) A stone or another thing inside or close to the water emits a call to the human player.
(2) The human player places, replaces or removes the thing into, within or out of the running water.
(3) The water responds to the action by changing its sonic expression.


IMAGE (above)

Babbling (Oasi Zegna) by Andrea Caretto


Babbling, Torrente Sèssera, Oasi Zegna, Province of Biella, Piedmont, Italy. (2018)

Players: alnus viridis, andrea caretto, bertula alba, fagus sylvatica, garnet micaschist, laura harrington, ludwig berger, micaschist, micaschist eclogite, monzonite, petasites sp., pteridium, aquilinum, sara cattin, sèssera water, sod, syenite.

Game & sound: Ludwig Berger
Camera: Laura Harrington

Realized during UNIDEE / Fondazione Zegna module expanded body #2. Thanks to Raffaela Spagna, Andrea Caretto and the team of UNIDEE.

Ludwig Berger