Strange Loop (Iteration I)

An immersive, durational light and sound experience, 2021.

The sound artist Julius Holtz and the video artist Jemma Woolmore combine their work within the Zwingli-Kirche in Friedrichshain. The church becomes the setting for an installation concert in which performers interact with light, architecture, and sound. The senses can no longer find any points of reference. The focus is lost: Sound, light, and space fuse into an entity. The artists demand time from their audience. The senses have to adapt – only then does the effects of light and sound develop. The smallest impressions and changes are suddenly noticed. For the spectator’s imagination, the installation becomes a projection screen. Dream-like experiences set in. The work is designed as a long durational concert installation. It explores an approach to non-linear time, blurring the boundaries between installation and concert. Between hearing and seeing. A place of intuitive listening and synaesthetic experience.

Video and light were created and controlled with Resolume Arena via DMX.  Simple visual forms are projected into the haze, creating sculptural forms that hang in the large open space of the church.



Performed at Zwingli-Kirche, Berlin on 30 September 2021. Duration variable.



Julius Holtz (live electronics and artistic direction),

Jemma Woolmore (visuals),

Hilary Jeffery (trumpet and trombone),

Benjamin Jefferys (trombone)

Catherine Wersuhn (self-oscillating tam-tam)