What is Cage 100? Cage 100 should be a look catch and a hearing catch, a temporary irritation centre of the maybe most animated place in Darmstadt. Five installative works of Christina Kubisch („Brunnenlieder“), Vera Röhm („Schattenlabyrinth“), hans w. Koch („sammelstellen“), Johannes Sistermanns („luftzug“) as well as Roswitha von den Driesch and Jens-Uwe Dyffert („Punktierte Allee“), several site-specific contributions in- and outside the railway station, live music (under it a 48-hour performance with the pianist Marino Formenti), the kiosk „Cage & Coke“ as well as the StageCage specially established for this project.
StageCage is a temporary concert hall in the sense of a “ready made” installation. It’s as well meant to be a reading and performance centre during the whole month of July. In the course of this month, different artists and performers will be guests there. In addition, every day at 6pm, there will be readings with texts by John Cage and about him. The opening of Cage 100 will be taken over by the former frontman of Einstürzende Neubauten, Blixa Bargeld, who will read Cage’s “Lecture on Nothing” and dedicates the StageCage.
But the Stagecage will also be open for all participants of the Summer Course. Who ever has a good idea for a small Cage show – whether it may be smaller chamber music groups, Toy Piano performances or free actions on the theme, get in touch with IMD. All project ideas are welcome.
Cage 100, a cooperation project of IMD, Architektursommer Rhein-Main and Centralstation Darmstadt, will be made possible by Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain.