- Installative Tanzperformance - digitale und interaktive Webversion
100 Advertisements is an ongoing project where I create advertisements for imaginary products or services that might “improve my life” (and yours!), during the coronavirus pandemic. The project started in March 2020, when Germany entered its first lockdown. Some advertisements are wishes for a better world; others are unfunny jokes from the darkest part of my soul! Together, they are my corona-diary, a personal documentation of these times from the perspective of an international student in Germany.
A cooperation of Eng Kai Er with MA Choreography and Performance, within the frame of Hessian Theatre Academy
19.02.2021, Bühnchen3000, Theaterlabor, Gießen
"I Am a Strange Loop" is an online radio show curated and presented by Monica Vlad for Black Rhino Music, a radio station based in Bucharest, happening twice a month. Sara Trawöger aka Abrupt got invited to do a 1 hour mix containing her own produced music on the 14th of September.
Check the link for further information and to listen to previous artists: https://blackrhinomusic.ro/radio/shows/i-am-a-strange-loop
- Radio play / Audio work
- 14.09.21, 5pm, Black Rhino Music, Radio Bucharest
Director/Performance: Niels Wehr
Dramaturgy: Ricarda Hillermann
Outside-Eye: Marie Meyer
Light/Tech: Frithjof Gawenda
Camera: Eva Kirsch, Roman Kuskowski, Ricarda Hillermann, Marie Meyer
CGI: Roman Kuskowski
- Final piece
20. - 21.04., Mousonturm Instagram Account Only:
LOSE COMBO feat. Sonar Quartett After having to be postponed twice, the materials of LOSE COMBO’s most recent work has been stowed into digital containers. Some of which are now accessible on the web: as ATLAS' WIRBEL | CONTAINER. In April, the Reinbeckhallen in Oberschöneweide became a performative laboratory for LOSE COMBO’s cartographic experiment. Together with Sonar Quartett countless mythological, literary, etymological, anatomical and geographical entanglements of Atlas were explored. In their lectures, Claudia Splitt and Florian Feigl tell of remote volcanic islands and rare birds, of Greek gods, ancient historians and postmodern encyclopedias, referring to anecdotes and geographical descriptions. While the musicians of Sonar Quartett navigate through Jörg Laue's cartographic composition STRICH, based on the first Portolan map, the so-called Carta Pisana. The CONTAINER version of ATLAS’ WIRBEL invites its audience to browse through 9 to 17 minute sequences of materials and remixes that accentuate different aspects of the work. Insights to scores and text materials, video excerpts and tape recordings, as well as stagings of concerts and text performances. Instead of (or rather: bridging the gap to) a life performance, ATLAS' WIRBEL | CONTAINER will be unveiled on June 14th, 2021.
concept/space/text/sound/video Jörg Laue | performance Claudia Splitt / Florian Feigl | Sonar Quartett Susanne Zapf (Violin), Wojciech Garbowski (Violin), Nikolaus Schlierf (Viola), Konstantin Manaev (Cello),technical supervision/lighting Fabian Bleisch |audio engineering Mattef Kuhlmey | video- and programming Florian Fischer | artistic support Johanna Ackva / Nina DeLudemann |production mgmt M.i.C.A. – Movement In Contemporary Art, Raisa Kröger / Katharina Meyer | PR Fellow Publishing - Johannes Fellmann |graphic design Carmen Klaucke Container: camera Maximilian Hilsamer | editing Jörg Laue |sound Mattef Kuhlmey / Jörg Laue | webdesign Christopher Martin A LOSE COMBO production, in cooperation with Sonar Quartett, funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and initiative neue musik berlin e.V., in cooperation with Stiftung Reinbeckhallen
- A Performative Cartographie’s Provisional Archive
The Ensemble S201 and artist Kanade Hamawaki are going to present a film "frag mich 2 mal"(ask me twice) and bring art and new music out of their closed contexts: critical discussions with everyday life collide with balloon performances and screeching woodwinds. The question of the relationship between one's own and other worlds is posed and encouraged to speculate about life and death.
Kanade Hamawaki, Ensemble S201
Sunday, January 31 1pm
Dust: work or aesthetics? Dust is everywhere, autonomous – as gray dust mice or in smallest particles – it floats through our lives. As the color of all colors, it reveals itself to be a medium, material or disturbance – and fills vacuum cleaner bag after vacuum cleaner bag.
äöü take a closer look at the "Black Box" brand and dissect this dirty, grey and small-scale archive of our everyday lives. A search for the beauty of dust, for form and content, life and death, wage labor and gender, magic and engineering.
Dust: an operetta, a vacuum cleaner concert, explosions of light.
Konzept & Performance: äöü (Patricia Bechtold / Johannes Karl)
Bühne & Kostüm & Performance: Eunsung Yang
Spezialeffekte & Performance: Carlos Franke
Dramaturgie: Franziska Schneeberger
Mentorat: Frauke Meyer, Bernhard Siebert
- Sep 01, 2021, 7pm, Hauptsache Frei#7 | Hamburger Sprechwerk
During the Corona pandemic, something strange is happening in a theatre somewhere in Germany: the empty auditorium is hitting puberty. In their short thriller “Body Boom Boom Brain”, PINSKER+BERNHARDT invite (indeed!) everyone over the age of 12 to explore fucking p*b*rt*y as the ultimate brain-body-killer of all human conditions. The theatre becomes a physical laboratory, in which growing pimples and pubic hair take over, while the staff tries to get to the bottom of this absurd spectacle. Digitaler Mousonturm
Body Boom Boom Brain // PINSKER+BERNHARDT
Konzept, künstlerische Leitung: Janna Pinsker und Wicki Bernhardt
Performance: Wicki Bernhardt, Frithjof Gawenda, Johannes Karl
Bühne und Objekte: Arnita Jaunsubrēna
Kostüme: Martha Pinsker
Musik: Jan Preißler
Sound: Max Smirzitz
Kamera: Cornelius Schaper
Schnitt: Janna Pinsker und Wicki Bernhardt
Künstlerische Mitarbeit/ Assistenz: Maria Werner
Produktionsleitung: Lisa Gehring
Licht: Matthias Rieker
Ton: Ingo Müller
01.04. - 15.04. Digitaler Mousonturm
Gefördert durch die Hessische Kulturstiftung im Rahmen des Förderprogramms "Hessen kulturell neu eröffnen".
- July 3, 7.00 p.m. – Revolution – eine schöne Idee (Büchner-Performance) by & mit Judith Bethke, Hannah Helbig und Mathis Kießling
- July 9, 7.00 p.m. – Die Stimme die man Stille heisst … (Audio-Installation) by Luka Modu, Julian Wolf, Lisa Birkenbach, Eva Grund
- July 9, 8.15 p.m. – Wie klingt Büchner? (Audio-Performance) by Sophie Löbermann, Kathleen Schulken, Lara-Marie Weine
- July 10, 3.00 p.m. – Körpergrenzen … (Live-Performance)
- July 12, 7.00 p.m. – Eiscafé Venezia (Musical) by Emma Hütt and Tina Emy Muffler
- July 14, 7.00 p.m. – Büchner & die Freiheit (Gespräch) with Thomas Freitag & Gerald Siegmund
- Der Hessische Landbote 2021 / Die Nase
- Audiowalk Unter den Linden: Büchner findet statt – Stadt findet Büchner
The choreographic piece Cotton flowers exist brings into dialogue the actual with the virtual and connects the materiality of the world with the capacity to imagine and create non existing landscapes. More precisely it is an attempt to explore what connects the practice of drawing, choreographing and walking. It brings into conversation three different forms of writing in three different scales: the writing on the surface of a notebook by drawing, on the floor of a stage by choreographing/dancing and what it is written on bodies while walking/strolling outdoors. My intention is to bring into light these highly idiosyncratic inner landscapes that have been inscribed into drawings and translate them into artificial landscapes/room installations. Using my drawings as scores I tried to translate the two dimensional images into moving images. The relation of the body to the cotton was the main agency that made possible the embodiment of the drawings. In the choreographic work Cotton Flowers exist, cotton is used as a material whose aesthetic value becomes the experience of the performance. But actually cotton is a symbol with economic and social connotations. It is a material that signals class and race. It is a symbol of struggle. Therefore,bringing into the performance the social, economic and political context of the cotton production in order to avoid the hyper – aesthetization of cotton was an imperative ethical responsibility. In October 2020, I visited northern Greece where the cultivation of cotton is very common and together with the film maker Artemis Anastasiadou, we interviewed and filmed the cotton producers of the neighbourhood I grew up. The focus of this research was to give voice to the cotton producers of three different generations reflecting on the socio – economic and political conditions of their micro society.
Concept, Choreography, Space: Maria Tsitroudi
Performance: Kai Er Eng, Maria Tsitroudi
Sound: Vincent Viala
Light/Video: Simon Lenzen
Photographic exhibition & Drawings: Maria Tsitroudi
Supported by HTA and the city of Frankfurt
„In the dark times of neoliberalism and rising neofascism – what else is there left (to dance)?“
„Dancer In The Dark“ is a second performance of trilogy „swan song dances“, first part „TEKHNE“ premiered at „Baltoscandal“ festival 2020. „Dancer In the Dark“ is a performance which weaves together text and dance and storytellingdance&dancestorytelling. Its a performance series which oscillates between deeply personal, mythical and political. If the banal and the daily can no longer (where they ever?) be left outside of the rehearsel stage (maybe now more than ever?) – choreographer askes herself what is she willing to „stage“ at these troubling times. Is she even willing to „stage“ anything anymore? Lets see.
Or maybe not.
Idea, Choreography, text: Sveta Grigorjeva
Dramaturg: Kerli Ever
Composer: Martin Kirsiste
Light: Thomas Rösener
Scenography: Johanne Schröder
- Performance, Radio play / Audio work, Dance
- Final piece
The guests are taken through an affective cartography of the city, woven between a lost and a regained sense of orientation: from someone’s narrative of childhood memories of war in Bosnia in a Frankfurt doll clinic to the conjuring of someone else’s Buenos Aires through opera singing in the streets of Bornheim, from redoing, at Frankfurt’s main cemetery, the steps walked many times in different latitudes to soundscapes that speak of lost, failed or awaited photographs from family and city archives.
Daydreaming the Archive is an (im)possible collaboration of a group of artists and post_migrants, who fail to meet as one group because of the pandemic and working conditions. Walking through the city they inquire into daydreaming as place-making in an urban space, how dislocated memories yield other ways of inhabiting the city, and how post_migrants become travelers in their own city.
It's possible to start at either Bornheim U Höhenstraße (only at 15:00) or at Hauptfriedhof (at 15:00 and 16:00).
Duration: Approx. 2h30
It's pay as you wish but reservation is required as places are limited: https://studionaxos.de/programm/
Project initiator: Diana De Fex
Co-Choreographers and facilitators: Olga Popova, Felipe dos Santos, Barbara Galego, Diana De Fex
Participants co-creators: Khabeer Singh, Debo Seabra, Dajana Kubat, Sol Crespo, Walter Castillo, and Bergie (pronounced ber-hy)
Dramaturgy research phase: Alice Nogueira
Dramaturgy production phase: Maria Tsitroudi
Mediator: Robert Klement
Film team: Khabeer Singh, Arnab, Luis Tutalcha, Tracey Parsons, Agni.
Production Management Consulting: Carmen Salinas
Website Design: Evelyn Rodriguez
Poster Image: Laura Bernhardt
Website Image: Olga Popova
Logo Design: Fabián Andrés Franco Márquez
In cooperation with studioNAXOS, with the support of NPN-STEPPING OUT NEUSTART KULTUR, Frankfurt Kulturamt, Frankfurt's Amt für multikulturelle Angelegenheiten (AMKA), Hessische Theaterakademie (HTA), Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft (GHG) and ID_Tanzhaus Frankfurt Rhein-Main.
- Radio play / Audio work
deep net fake hole dark rabbit is a lo-fi-archeology of being-online, addressing the internet as a space of orientation and of missing out, of connection and exclusion. Reconstructing her browser history, Caroline Creutzburg searches for gaps in order to retrospectively write herself into the biography of the www. Wrestling with user-generated online culture and big tech’s teflon-capitalism, the work aims for a protest beyond dystopian mainstream-platitudes.
The performance will be in German.
Konzept, künstlerische Leitung, Performance: Caroline Creutzburg
Dramaturgie: Eva Königshofen
Objekte: Clara Reiner
Künstlerische Produktionsleitung: Carmen Salinas
19.6. - 23.6.21, 20 Uhr, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Saal)
Festival "Für dich für dich für dich"
Carlos Franke: text, performance, equipment, light
Maren Küpper: dramaturgy, set design, lighting
Robert Läßig: Interaction Design, Lighting
- 19.09.21, TNT (Marburg)
In summer 2019, the theater ensemble buehnendautenheims undertakes an unlikely tour through Germany. It travels as a hiking troupe, with a 100-year-old hay wagon stage across the country - from Dautenheim in Rhenish Hesse to Berlin. In their luggage they carry the stage play "The Great Theater of the World" by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Every day, the ensemble covers 40 kilometers; every evening, they perform in marketplaces, outdoor swimming pools, and in front of churches and castles.
The experiences of their journey are now transformed into a documentary theatrical Roadmovie. "DER WAGEN" offers an unusual glance at Germany, from the countryside to the city, from West to East, through the centuries.
With their specially built cinema bus, the buehnendautenheims repeat their journey from August 14 - 22, 2021. Along the itinerary of their baroque theater tour, they will once again stop at nine selected stations and show the experiences condensed into 90 minutes.
Each stop will also be shown in the film.
Popcorn and cold drinks will be available at the cinema store.
a Film by Dominik Hallerbach and Johannes Karl
- 14 August 2021: Freilichtbühne Dautenheim, Rheinland-Pfalz
- 15 August 2021: Ortenberg, Hessen
- 16 August 2021: Blankenau, Hessen
- 17 August 2021: Marksuhl, Thüringen
- 18 August 2021: Ziegelroda, Sachsen-Anhalt
- 19 August 2021: Mühlbeck, Sachsen-Anhalt
- 20 August 2021: Schloss Wiepersdorf, Brandenburg
- 21 August 2021: Klausdorf, Brandenburg
- 22 August 2021: Berlin
Was ist Begegnung? Wie erblicke ich jemanden, ohne meine Vorstellung voranzustellen? Haben mehrere Personen Platz auf einer Bildfläche und kann gesehen werden auch sehen heißen - oder braucht es außer der Sicht auch die körperliche Annäherung, das Fühlen eines anderen Körpers, um eine gemeinsame Präsenz zu spüren?
D-escounder ist eine meditative Praxis, bei der das gemeinsam-solistische Zeichnen zur Möglichkeit wird, sich im digitalen Raum physisch zu begegnen. Mit besonderer Sensibilisierung für Klang, Eigen- und Fremdimpulse und (A-)Synchronitäten, werden die Zeichnungen zu einer gemeinsamen Erfahrung angeleitet.
In Sessions von ca. 90 Minuten zeichnen die Teilnehmer:innen die Situation, die Personen und die Eindrücke, die in der jeweiligen Zoom-Konferenz zusammenkommen
Josephine Pascale Rudolph
- Performance, Festival
State13, Online, 31.10., 12&14h
Nadine Bachmann, Julia Römpp, Kathrin Frech
- Master piece
11.04., 12.04. Performance Lab
DISKURS is a festival at the interface between art and theory. Since 1984 it has been organized annually or biennially at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Gießen.
We confront the ongoing pandemic situation with the greatest possible permeability. Since the beginning of this crisis, the cultural scene has been riddled, conditioned, shaken and inspired by porosity. Therefore, this year we invite artistic, theoretical and conceptual positions that provide approaches to address the motto porous.
The diverse program of performances, installations, lectures and workshops will take place in hybrid form, both analog and digital, and invites citizens, students, art and culture professionals and researchers to exchange and discuss.
Let's Celebrate the Porous! Let's Stay Porous!
Martin Müller, Greta Katharina Klein, Jannika Lösche, Kathrin Frech, Daniel Cordova, Leena Schnack, Paula Elena Noack, Nastya Dzyuban
DISKURS35 issupported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Gießen Cultural Office, the Justus Liebig University Gießen, the AStA JLU Gießen, the Gießen University Society, the Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft and the Hessian Theater Academy.
echoes of you(s) is a collective drift, a temporary dislocation of the subject. It moves inside multi-layered temporalities and durations, leaking away from the present moment to unfold in the imagination of the viewer. Patterns erode away, leaving tenuous traces; they make tunnels across time (I think I’m adrift inside them). In echoes of you(s) Gry Tingskog and Amina Szecsödy weave together sculpture, embroidery, dance, sound and technology. In this meeting of choreography, performance and installation, they explore what happens to our bodies in the dark.
With support from Weld Stockholm, City of Stockholm and Hessian Theatre Academy.
Gry Tingskog and Amina Szecsödy
07.04. - 11.04., Weld Stockholm
In 1931, two years before Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany, Carl Zuckmayer wrote the play Der Hauptmann von Köpenick, criticizing German militarism and authoritarianism. But in 1925 – when the NDSAP was re-founded, Hitler published his manifesto Mein Kampf and started to form a new movement that would later bring him to power – Zuckmayer premiered with Der fröhliche Weinberg a rough and light soap opera about intrigues and drunken love affairs in a farmers family.
Ragni Halle, Jakob Schnack Krog, Gregers Krogsleiven-Hansen and Simon Zeller take the play Der Fröhliche Weinberg as a starting point to examine on the notion of "fun" while facing the rising of new far right movements in their home countries Norway, Denmark, Poland and Germany.
Ragni Halle, Jakob Schnack Krog, Gregers Kroksleiven-Hansen & Simon Zeller
Supported by Theater Neben dem Turm Marburg and Kulturamt Giessen
Premiere: 23.10.21, Theater Neben dem Turm Marburg, 21:00 Uhr (50min)
Pre-Showing: 21.10.21, tba, 20:00 Uhr
Artistic direction, Performance: Florence Ruckstuhl, Nora Schneider
Dramaturgy, artistic collaboration: J.F. Schmidt-Colinet
Pyrotechnics, props: Mirjam Scheerer
Scenography: Mai Gogishvili
Lightdesign, technical direction: Thomas Giger
Outside Eye: Katharina Germo
- 31.8.2021 - 9pm, Treibstoff Theatertage Basel 2021 Roxy Birsfelden (Muttenzerstrasse 6, 4127 Birsfelden)
- 3.9.2021 - 9pm, Treibstoff Theatertage Basel 2021 Roxy Birsfelden (Muttenzerstrasse 6, 4127 Birsfelden)
- 4.9.2021 - 9pm, Treibstoff Theatertage Basel 2021 Roxy Birsfelden (Muttenzerstrasse 6, 4127 Birsfelden)
hungry eyes festival goes into the next round! The team of 13 cultural practitioners, theatre-makers and cineastes has made it their goal to interrogate the intersection between film, performance and installation art and is looking forward to the third and for the very first time ONLINE edition of hungry eyes festival from February 5th-7th 2021 on https://hungryeyesfestival.de/
This year over 770 submissions for short films, installation art works and performances from 62 countries reached the digital mailbox of the festival in the Hessian university city. In a collective process over the period of three months the entire team reviewed, sighted and discussed all the works and finally put together a program with over 40 participating artists* and collectives for hungry eyes festival 2021.The festival is interested in artistic positions that place themselves at the intersection of film, performance and installation art. In addition to three short film programs, consisting of a total of 16 short films in the main category and seven short films in the so called ‘Trash Night, nine installation art works and performances have been selected that deal with the medium film in an interdisciplinary way. Also we are presenting different talk-formats together with the artists and the audience. The question of the gaze as well as perspectives of ‘looking’ and ‘being looked at’ are fine threads that connect the selected artistic works and weave a web of the diverse artistic approaches and disciplines.
The complete program with all artistic contributions is presented in detail on our website: https://hungryeyesfestival.de/
Thanks to the support of numerous institutions such as HessenFilm und Medien GmbH, the Giessen Cultural Office, the Hessian Film and Media Academy, the Giessen Cultural Foundation and the Hessen Theater Academy, hungry eyes festival is once again able to offer free access to art and culture regardless of admission fees. Subscribe to our telegram-channel for updates and specific announcement of the program: t.me/hungryeyesfestival
With: Elena Giffel, Anne Mahlow, Herbert Graf, Leonie Kopineck, Eva Streit, Eva Kirsch, Nikolas Stäudte, Svenja Polonji, Amélie Haller, Sophia Scherer, Maren Küpper, Linda Gottwald, Anja Schneidereit
- 5.-7. Februar 2021 /// the internet:
- Laura Maria Bernhardt, Olga Popova, Paula Regine Erb
- 12.08.21, 7pm, LAB Frankfurt (Schmidtstraße 12, 60326 Frankfurt am Main)
- 13.08.21, 6pm, LAB Frankfurt (Schmidtstraße 12, 60326 Frankfurt am Main)
- 13.08.21, 8pm, LAB Frankfurt (Schmidtstraße 12, 60326 Frankfurt am Main)
Sommer in Gießen, Adoleszenz im Kino. Ein Gefühl des in-der-Luft-Hängens, der schwebenden Langeweile und des Verharrens in dem Moment vor dem großen Etwas, alles geprägt von der omnipräsenten schwülen Leere ebenjenes Sommers. Ein filmisches Nachspüren dieses Schwebezustands im Augenblick absoluter Sprachlosigkeit.
a film by Eva Kirsch and Max Smirzitz
with Amélie Haller, Carla Wyrsch, Caterina Pfeffer, Frithjof Gawenda, Herbert Graf, Luis August Krawen, Marita Landgrebe, Maximilian Paier, nikolas Stäudte, Noemi Spano, Roman Kuskowski and Svenja Polonji
with music by La Sabotage and No_4mat
a schön und vielversprechend production
23.10., Kinocenter Gießen, 9pm
- Performance Film
4.-6. June, 8pm Studio Naxos Website:
Do you ever get this strange feeling that you are not alone, never really alone? That some dreams can become too familiar, that most places are already visited and can only be returned to. That you might sometimes not recognize yourself in the mirror, that it can be easier to see yourself in someone else. In »more than one«, four performers explore the boundaries between things too familiar and completely unknown, examine the space within regularly interrupted solitude and a collectivity that is never really accomplished, surfing on the rhythms created in collaboration between difference and sameness. In sharing the stories of the pasts, futures, and presents of the parallel universes, their reality subsides into daydreaming.
Concept, choreography, performance: Amélie Haller, Herbert Graf, Nastya Dzyuban, René Alejandro Huari Mateus Stage and costumes: Nikolas Stäudte Stage and light: Marina Rengel Lucena Dramaturgy: Liza Spivakovskaya Camera: Svenja Polonji, Nikolas Stäudte
We want to thank Livia Andrea Piazza and Bojana Kunst for their mentorship and support as well as our dear colleagues and friends who came to see our rehearsals for their beautiful precious thoughts and feedback.
Performance developed in cooperation with the festival 21. Internationale Schillertage / Nationaltheater Mannheim, Hessian Theatre Academy and supported by the Cultural Office of the city of Gießen.
- Final piece
22.6.21 at 20 o'clock / Online / Nationaltheater Mannheim / the stream of the piece will be available for 48 hours afterwards
29.6.21 / Gießen Probebühne II / the performance takes place in the frame of examination 30.6.21 / Gießen Probebühne II / the performance takes place in the frame of examination
“I, you, object, and this distance between all of us. I ask: which entity is displaying which? This distance we relate across. This distance from which we become conspicuous to one another. This attention we give one another. This ever-shifting attention we attend to while being in attendance. This attending to something together. An attendance in construction.”
MA CuP student, Lee Mun Wai, performs an exam version of his final Master Piece from 21 to 24 January 2021. Due to the ongoing strict corona regulations regarding working conditions at the university, this will be a by-invitation-only event. please email Mun Wai directly enquire about invitations to this presentation.
Choreography, Performance: Lee Mun Wai
Dramaturgical Assistance: Jee Chan
Fabric-Thing Design: Dinu Bodiciu.
Lighting Design: Anna Rouhu
Lighting, Production Advice: Patrick Faurot
On Display is a cooperation between Lee Mun Wai, Mousonturm and the MA Choreography and Performance within the frame of the Hessian Theatre Academy (HTA).
21., 22., 23., 24.01.2021. 18.30hr. ATW Probebühne 2, Gießen
- Final piece / Master performance
(c) JEE CHAN
GANGLIA THE LOBES THE MUCOSAE THE
TISSUES THE CALLOSITIES THE BONES THE
CARTILAGE THE OSTEOID THE CARIES THE MATTER THE MARROW
THE FAT THE PHOSPHORUS THE
MERCURY THE CALCIUM THE
GLUCOSES THE IODINE THE
ORGANS THE BRAIN THE HEART
THE LIVER THE VISCERA THE
VULVA THE MYCOSES THE
FERMENTATIONS THE VILLOSITIES
THE DECAY THE NAILS THE TEETH
THE HAIRS THE HAIR THE SKIN
THE PORES THE SQUAMES THE
PELLICULES THE SCURF THE SPOTS
- Final piece
18, 19 June, Georg-Büchner-Saal (Gießen)
On July 9 and 10, 2021, the final presentation of the seminar "eine Zukunft die wir wollen jetzt und hier performen" will take place.
There will be performative installations to see and experience in the public space of Giessen.
katze und krieg
9 & 10.07., public space, Gießen
In day-to-day understanding, to fail is to have a lack of success, deficiency of desirable qualities or being in a state of “not functioning”. To fail would also stand for disappointing oneself or others, and not achieving someone’s goals. To fail is therefore a consequence of a pre-existing right or wrong. Project.Fail is a piece composed by two humans, one machine and multiple viewers. Somewhere on borders between the virtual and analog worlds, the performers behave sometimes as humans and sometimes as avatars in a game of losing/gaining power and control. By relating to each other as well as to the invisible machine, they propose a situation for questioning the ways humanity lives and the choices that brought us to our current crises and failures.
Concept and Performance: Alice Nogueira und Ana Clara Montenegro
Dramaturgy: Alice Nogueira
Voice off: Sven Rausch
Camera and video-editing: Talisa Frenschkowski und Simon Lenzen
Light design: Carina Premer
Sound-recording: Jannis Wulle
Sound-editing: Felix Schwarzrock
Assistant director of filming: Rodrigo Andreolli
Photo: Talisa Frenschkowski
From 07.06 until 10.06 20h Streamed by Studio NAXOS:
In this performance, the coming together of people is simulated as an emergency. Instead of preparing for an emergency, we meet to examine our coming together itself. We take apart gestures and positions and (re)assemble them anew. We sound out how we relate to each other and how we could relate to each other differently. A known situation becomes an unknown construction. Can we rehearse the serious case?
Felix Falczyk, Johanna Herschel
The performance takes place as an exam only.
- Final piece
In this performance, the coming together of people is simulated as an emergency. Instead of preparing for an emergency, we meet to examine our coming together itself. We take apart gestures and positions and (re)assemble them anew. We sound out how we relate to each other and how we could relate to each other differently. A known situation becomes an unknown construction. Can we rehearse the serious case? For the 21st International Schiller Days, the performance will be presented in a workshop film. Duration: approx. 1 hour The stream will be available online for 48 hours. A production by Felix Falczyk and Johanna Herschel in cooperation with the Internationale Schillertage 2021/ Nationaltheater Mannheim. Supported by the Hessian Theatre Academy.
Felix Falczyk, Johanna Herschel
- Online Presentation
20.06., 8pm, Stream 21. Internationale Schillertage
After a talk about the performance, the resuscitation training is transmitted on the radio.
Felix Falczyk, Johanna Herschel
- radio work
Multichannel Sound Performance.
In this acousmatic Wunderkammer of sound, we wander through bucolic landscapes, lost places, and after-hours sets. In the crackle of a record you hear a soft whisper trying to arouse you to buy a new tablet, the speaker whimpers in unison. A faceless face in between the wires. Bit phantom. All these moments will be lost in time, like.... - Granular synthetic raindrops, they pelt me.
CUT TO: An immortal Marlboro cowboy strolls through the Waste Lands of Caucasia. He inhales the smog of his cigarette©, holding it with thumb and index finger, thinking of Strawberry Fields. Vapor Noise.
This might not be the first time for you to hear something, but maybe to listen.
Frithjof Gawenda, Chiara Marcassa, Nathalie Schatz, Josephine Stamer und Antonia Alessia Virginia Beeskow
Final Piece (Antonia Alessia Virginia Beeskow)
21. & 22.07.21, Alte Kupferschmiede Gießen
Concept, Music, Camera and Postproduction: Sara Trawöger
Video, Light, Camera and Postproduction: Merthe Wulf
Choreography, Performance, Camera and Postproduction: Sharon Jamila Hutchinson
Stage and costume: Lisa Horvath
Vocals and Performance: Kristin Gerwien
Drums and Performance: Magdalena Gasser aka Sticky Lenz
Mixing: Frithjof Gawenda
Mastering: Antonia Alessia Virginia Beeskow
Productionsupport: Amélie Haller
Companion: Nikolas Stäudte
Online Premiere: 27.4.2021 20 Uhr (Livestream)
Video on Demand: 28.4. - 4.5.2021
Ort: Digitaler Mousonturm
How does it feel?
How does it feel to live in a body that is mainly defined by others?
How does it feel when you realize there is no possibility at all to sneak through the narrow columns of the cage built by the patriarchal societies’ beliefs?
How does it sound? How does it look like?
Concept, music, camera and postproduction: Sara Trawöger
Video, light, camera and postproduction: Merthe Wulf
Choreografie, performance, camera and postproduction: Sharon Jamila Hutchinson
Stage and costume: Lisa Horvath
Vocals and performance: Kristin Gerwien
Drums and performance: Magdalena Gasser aka Sticky Lenz
Mixing: Frithjof Gawenda
Mastering: Antonia Alessia Virginia Beeskow
Production support: Amélie Haller
Companion: nikolas Stäudte
- September, 4, FEMME* Festival Gießen, Prototyp
„At this moment I am playing theater to myself: I know for certain that I do not want to do anything“ (J.P. Sartre)
part of the initiative Plattform Plattform
- Performance, Festival
- 22.08.21, Milchsackfabrik Frankfurt a.M.
- Performance, Festival
- 16.09.21, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, MINDESTABSTAND-OPEN-AIR
S O UN D | | n g is a long durational performance that will be shown at TAC Berlin, as part of the project FEAR, NO FEAR. It reflects the experience of a friend’s death who, living in exile, died separated from his closest friends and relatives. Aware of the deep connections people hold despite physical distance, the work dwells on the collectivity of death.
Could conversation about such a sensitive topic contribute to keeping memory alive?
The work focuses on a repetitious quality of performances, as potential for "life after death".
During the duration of the performance, I will fold 99 origami rats. A symbol of hope for survival, but also gesture that prepares for death.
Created in the "Year of the Rat", it is a tribute to those people who died in hindsight of the last months’ confinement.
The project FEAR, NO FEAR focuses on the present global state of collective fear and anxiety and unfolds in three chapters at Times Art Center Berlin from April – July, 2021.
commissioned and kindly supported by TAC Berlin
The project FEAR, NO FEAR was initiated by Huang Xiaopeng and
Co-curated by Dorothee Albrecht, Antje Majewski and Stefan Rummel
The curatorial team invited artists across generations, from the 1960s to the 1990s, to present their works on the complex spectrum of themes mentioned above, with the artistic media spanning sculpture, installation, video, performance, painting and photography. The artists of diverse international backgrounds are predominately based in Berlin, as well as Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Wuhan, Hangzhou and the Pearl River Delta; one young performance artist is based in Yaoundé. Many of these practitioners have been exploring the theme of fear from their individual perspective for a long time.
In our current, complex realities, it is not unusual that fear takes hold of our bodies. We encounter difficulties breathing because of anxiety. This may originate in “objective” immediate threats and dangers, or in psychological factors. This condition leads to further anxiety about an uncertain and unpredictable future.
Asja Mahgoub in cooperation with Nora Schneider, Max Smirzitz, Felix Schwarzrock and Nikolas Stäudte; and Anne Mahlow and Martin Bien.
- Final piece
Ein Raumschiff treibt zwischen Planeten und Galaxien, zwischen dem Vergangenen, Vergessenen und Verlorenen – mitten durchs Nichts. Oder ist da doch etwas? Um das Schiff wieder zum Laufen zu bringen, erforscht die Crew den Umgang mit dem Unbekannten und bewegt sich dabei durch zähe, filigrane, rieselnde Materien. Sie testet Narrationen des Entdeckens, Erzählungen von Fortschritt und Beschreibungen des Fremden. Welchen Aggregatzustand haben unsere Identitäten? Die Performance „Sticky Matter“ heißt Sie zu dieser Mission willkommen an Bord. Bewahren Sie Ruhe und bleiben Sie wachsam.
19.,20.,21.10.2021, Frankfurt LAB, 8pm
ASJA in cooperation with Nora Schneider, Max Smirzitz, Felix Schwarzrock, Nikolas Stäudte, Anne Mahlow and Martin Bien
- final piece
In the darkness of the blackbox, two women approach
each other with a camera. They are watching themselves, how they touch and caress their bodies, how they
experiment and play with different liquids. Smoldering, vibrant sounds are looming, an electric crackling
flashes up and descends.
"tell me your searchwords" is an exploration of two female bodies during
masturbation, an erotic experimental short film.
a film by and with
Amélie Haller and Eva Kirsch
sound by Sara Trawöger
dramaturgical support by Maria Hube
Porn Film Festival Vienna:
Masturbation Porn Shorts: 08.10.21, 18–20 o'clock
Experimental Porn Shorts: 09.10.21, 20–22 o'clock
Female* Pleasure(s) Porn Shorts: 10.10.21, 16–18 o'clock
The Theatermaschine is a festival organised by and made for students of the institute of applied theatre studies at Justuts-Liebig-University. This year performances will be accessable online on different plattforms. The festival will provide room for interactions, too. For more information keep your eyes open and check out our webpage www.theatermaschine-giessen.de and our facebookpage Theatermaschine and our instagrampage unter theatermaschine2021!
21.05. - 26.05.2021
Auf 2,7 Mio. Jahre angehäufte Dinge und eigentümliche Bedürfnisse können die Menschen zurückblicken. Alle Dinge, die zu uns gehören, alle Dinge, die verloren sind, alle Dinge, die wir wahrscheinlich niemals brauchen, die uns aber retten könnten. Und noch eins und noch eins und noch eins. Unsere Körper sind unter den Dingen.
Auf der Suche nach neuen Verhältnissen versammelt sich die Gruppe äöü zur Anfertigung einer utopischen Bestandsliste. Im Zentrum steht eine niemals versiegende Heilsquelle, ein unwahrscheinlicher Ort an dem sich alle, wirklich alle Dinge treffen.
a piece by äöü (Patricia Bechtold / Johannes Karl), Carlos Franke, Franziska Schneeberger, Sarah Wessels, Eunsung Yang
Concept & Performance: äöü (Patricia Bechtold / Johannes Karl)
Performance: Sarah Wessels
Special effects & performance: Carlos Franke
Stage & Costume: Eunsung Yang
Dramaturgy: Franziska Schneeberger
Production Management: Carina Graf
Technique: Ruth Süpple
Stage construction: Simon Lenzen
A production by äöü (Patricia Bechtold / Johannes Karl) GbR in co-production with FFT Düsseldorf. Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste #Take Action with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste and Kunststiftung NRW.
22.10.21, Theater neben dem Turm, Marburg, 8pm
FÜR DICH FÜR DICH FÜR DICH Festival für Performance, Theater und Musik
(Work report from the dislocated seminar)
by and with: Amélie Haller & Viccy Link
Sound: Sara Trawöger
Video and light: Merthe Wulf
Costume and objects: Kristin Gerwien
- 21.08.21, 8pm, TNT (Marburg)
In this performance, the coming together of people is simulated as an emergency. So instead of preparing for an emergency, we meet to examine our coming together itself. We take apart gestures and positions and (re)assemble them anew. We sound out how we relate to each other and how we could relate to each other differently. A known situation becomes an unknown construction. Can we rehearse the serious case?
Concept & Performance: Felix Falczyk, Johanna Herschel
28.08.21, city hall underground car park, Gießen, 7 pm
Die Performance "Reanimationstraining" findet im Rahmen des ID_Tanzhauses Frankfurt Rhein-Main statt. Das ID-Tanzhaus Frankfurt Rhein-Main ist eine Initiative von ID_Frankfurt - Independent Dance and Performance e.V. Unterstützt durch DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, gefördert von den Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz
It is not what you see, but how you see and when you can’t see. The gaps filled with imagination, the sensations storming and informing you, the imprints you hold on to, the drifting of your attention.
A lose thread, a missing link, a connection detached and rewired. Warped, then messed up, to get lost in yet another fabrication. Something moves there, suspended in a near distance.
warp turns on by turning off, the theatre inverted: the audience sits in pulsing light while the stage remains dark. Bodies move amongst reflective fabrics, casting the light back at them. Weaves wired with touch sensors whisper a cacophony of stories and sounds. Fingers slip and slide in-between bodies, materials, textures and technologies, weaving choreographies of DIY e-textiles, text, sound, images and codes – to warp the realities fabricated by them.
the weaves crafted by Amina Szecsödy, Chloe Chignell, Gry Tingskog and Rodrigo Andreolli
and coded and wired by Gry Tingskog
the sound is made by Amina Szecsödy, Gry Tingskog and Rodrigo Andreolli
warp is a cooperation between Gry Tingskog and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, the MA in Choreography and Performance within the frame of Hessian Theatre Academy (HTA) with support from Kulturamt Gießen.
- final piece (Gry Tingskog)
October 29th 9 pm
October 30th 8 pm (including a post-performance talk)
When does time pass by extremely slowly? When extremely quickly? Although it always passes the same way – one hour, 60 minutes, 3600 seconds – not a single day goes by at the same pace as the one before it. After being able to show the media project - consisting of a performance, a short movie and an installation - within various international festivals over the last two years, we are happy to announce that after four more film festivals this year, our short movie is going to be exhibited within the Sidewalk Gallery at the Fountain Street Gallery in Bosten, USA! It was created and executed by Michelle Koprow and Laura-Marie Preßmar, who just founded the collective Koprow&Preßmar, in cooperation with Davida Brown.
Koprow&Preßmar (Michelle Koprow and Laura-Marie Preßmar) in collaboration with Davida Brown
- short movie
26. Sep. 2021 - 09. Okt. 2021, Boston, MA, USA
EINE THEATERQUEST DURCH ANALOGE UND DIGITALE SPIELWELTEN
Let’s play! Die Produktion Z0CK3N beschäftigt sich auf der Theaterbühne – einem zentralen Ort des Spielens – mit dem Spiel. Es ist aus unserem Alltag nicht mehr wegzudenken und hat Einzug in WG-Küchen, Hobbykeller und Ministerkonferenzen gefunden. Pure Zeitverschwendung oder gerade die Beschäftigung, in der wir besondere Fähigkeiten erlernen?
Wir begeben uns auf eine epische Theaterquest – eine Mission durch analoge und digitale Spielwelten, um von Level zu Level der Frage nachzugehen, warum wir eigentlich spielen. Dafür werden dicke Regelbücher und virtuelle Waffenschränke durchforstet, FORTNITE-Tänze geübt und das LARP-Gewand gezückt, CS:GO-Karten erforscht und unterschätzte Bauern in den Fokus gerückt. Unterstützung und Insidertipps für diese Mission erhält das Team von Freiburger Schach-Ikonen, Schiedsrichter_innen, E-Sportler_innen, Dungeonmasters, Gamingforscher_innen und Brettspielefans.
Direction Sascha Flocken / Stage design Jens Dreske, Franziska Jacobsen / costume design Paula Mierzowsky / dramaturgy Maria Obermeier / with Lena Drieschner, Alexander Redwitz
15.10.2021, Theater Freiburg, 7pm-8.15pm
16.10.2021, Theater Freiburg, 7pm-8.15pm
30.10.2021, Theater Freiburg, 7pm-8.15pm
31.10.2021, Theater Freiburg, 7pm-8.15pm
a piece by
collecting and piling with:
René Alejandro Huari Mateus
Lee Mun Wai
Tomás de Souza
- Final / master piece
[Phase2] 20 - 21.03.21, PB3000, Gießen
[Phase3] 06 - 12.09.21, Mousonturm, Frankfurt