The Hermes Oper will be presented at European Media Art Festival in Osnabrück daily from 18 – 22.April.
“I’m on the train at the moment. Where are you?“ Now that everyone has a mobile phone, even the most private telephone con- versations are held not only behind closed doors. For years, the artist Karl Heinz Jeron has been annoyed by the senseless phone calls made by his fellow-passengers. A few months ago, he decided to write down the conversations. The texts are being digitised and performed by small, singing robots: four soloists and a choir. The conversations held over the mobile phone illustrate general hu- man situations like secrets, sex, guilt and betrayal. In these four acts, the artist stages the transcribed conversations, transforming these everyday situations into an artistic act.