Susanne Miggitsch

Susanne Miggitsch
Heating up the seat.

Susanne Miggitsch, Heating up the Seat is a transcript of hours of bus rides through London. Conversations, soundscapes, and announcements are meticulously written down, with priority given to the loudest noise or the loudest voice(s).
“Ding Ding Ding
Bääm Bääm
two-oh-five to Paddington”
The result is a dense textual fabric, a hybrid between documentation and poetry. In the process, Miggitsch creates a portrait of a sound environment that belongs to a particular place.
Eight to Bow Church
Bääm Bääm Bääm
Pfff Pfff Alice Lane
It is not surprising that Susanne Miggitsch actually comes from photography. Her textual recording of what she hears is reminiscent of a photographic process and its attempt to depict what is seen one-to-one. Both, of course, capture only fragments:
“I really tried, but I'm afraid I have to admit that I was not able to capture it all with just a pen in my hand.”
The book is to be understood as a script/score and will be performed by several voices when it is presented.

Softcover with open thread stitching, 11 × 17.5 cm, 192pp, various languages, design: Astrid Seme, ISBN: 978-3-903353-12-1

€ 18