`ש´


2017, 35mm / 12 minutes

Video: Li Jessel

Sound: Ventilating System from outside/bottom

Kamera: Katleen Glameyer


On the top of a roof near the harbour in Hamburg, over a ventilating system

i felt the urge to make a butoh performance to the sound from the ventilator

under me.

`Chairs Performance´


2015, 35mm / 27 minutes

Video: Li Jessel

Performance: Li & Yi Jou Chang



A composition in lines made of chairs.

A sound composition produced by the movement of the entity.

A visible organized structure moved into a chaos-structure and

a visual composition which is left to be.

Free improvised sound- and movementdecisions

The decision why letting the chair fall, move slowly, to rest with the

now-created sound, move over, under a chair, fast or calm and the

answer.

The answer to a sound, to a movement of the chair.

The end.

What stays is a new composition of the moved chairs.

The composition of the sound is finished but the chairs are visually left,

with no more sound included. Could that what stays, exactly the chairs,

show a soundcomposition, which is already finished?


https://vimeo.com/122246912

`Igra Satom´


2015, 35mm / 17 minutes

Video: Li Jessel

Performance: Li Jessel



A butoh performance with sound played from an old clockwork with a

piezo microphone inside.

The Title means `game with the clockwork´

On the other hand it is a game with time, with the sound of a

working old clockwork which is modulated with 3 effects, a multi delay,  phase

shifter and distortion pedal. Just in the middle of the performance the sound of the

clockwork is shortly

raising to the surface. From the beginning to the end a calm noise-butoh

performance takes it´s time.


https://vimeo.com/98978145

`Kieselpool´


2014, 35mm / 17 minutes

Sound: by Li Daiguo



A Shortmovie by Li Jessel / LIJEL


https://vimeo.com/111022566

`Paukov ples´


2016, 35mm / 18 minutes



`A spider´s dance´ is a Butoh performance by Li Jessel to a live Noiseset from David Wallraf.


https://vimeo.com/121018904

Noiseperformance with Sewing Machine


2014, 36 minutes


Noiseperformance / Concert with sewing machine, turntables and a radio.

`The Aeon´

2018, 35mm / 12 minutes

Video: Li Jessel

Sound: 4 audio recording modules for greeting cards á 10 seconds & 3 á 60 seconds


My final work at the Exhibition at the HFBK Hamburg in July 2018 questions the personal and formal identity which is given in this social form i am living, so to say also `in this kind of reality´. And the personal identity where Genes and Environment interact and which is strongly based on experiances and memories.


During my childhood i had to visit parallel to the german school the yugoslavian school once a week in Hamburg. I was teached in the southslavic language, in the cyrillic font, the geography of former Yugoslavia and some political aspects of the land where my parents had been born.


My mother was very strict in the method of education. At the age of thirteen, I was supposed to memorize a poem at the Yugoslavian school and to recite it on a major event on the 8th of March on World Women's Day.

I chose the poem `Spring Poem´ from Desanka Maksimović and should recite it in her own way and learn as my mother meant it to be pronounced. I felt it was too hard. My wish was to fly differently with this poem. But to repress her words at this point would have been pointless.


In 2014 I asked her to memorize this poem. Her recitation of the poem and mine I have recorded. I put her and me separately in the rooms of my studio, where in silence the spoken words of each other were listened to.



As part of my work I looked at old pictures of my family and thought of the Polish grandfather, my Austrian grandmother and from the other side of the family to the Siberian-Mongolian grandmother.


I had the idea to make a noisebook. A book in which only noise can be heard when opening.


I do not think that this kind of identity given to us in form of an identity Card and similar is wrong, but I think that should not just make up people. How about a dissolution of identity?

.  

A dissolution of the identity not by another passport, but by an absolute dissolution that does not involve bodily death. A form of deep meditation, a form of dissolving the dualism in which man is

.

I bought audio recording modules for greeting cards and recorded the street noise in the  street Dragoslava Bogavca in Kraljevo, which was the residence in the childhood of my father and in which I spent an impressive time of my childhood.


I recorded two Yugoslav schoollessons

and i have built the audio modules into my former passport and Yugoslavian certificate book.


The third book on the podium is the noise book which includes 3 audio greeting card modules á 60 seconds recorded with minimal different noise.



The carpet is a symbol of its own. It was in the hallway. My mother, my father, my brother and I ... we walked a million times over it. One of us loved it, one of us hated it and rolled it up when the others were gone. Another one swore at it, stumbling continuously over a rolled corner, and the fourth stared at everything.