The performative potential of the catastrophic serves here as a foil to question conventions and hierarchies of institutional space in the context of the visual and performing arts.
Julian Weber deconstructs strategies of image production and its logistics in this choreography: practical working processes crash against sensual physicalities. The collision of images, bodies, and materials produce ambiguous conditions between Slow Motion und Fast Action Control. Flows of images from new media meet iconic works of modernism and are confronted as oversized souvenirs with composition methods from art and dance history.
The dancers thereby move through sceneries in which hierarchies and power relationships are inscribed, becoming themselves an image and object on display, in order to excessively emancipate themselves from it. In interplay between fact and fiction—between regarding objects and being regarded as objects—the dancers explore questions on the construction of the valences of the milieu of art consumption. In a hybrid setting somewhere between choreographed scenography, museal space, and holiday resorts, the audience itself becomes part of the polymorphic scenery.
Choreography, scenography, costumes: Julian Weber | Creation and Dance: Analaura Lozza, Oliver Connew, Ewa Dziarnowska, Annegret Schalke, Ivo Serra | Music: Stella Veloce | Lighting: Martin Beeretz | Costumes: Michiel Keuper | Scenography assistant: Jonas Maria Droste | Production: Andrea Caroline Keppler, District Berlin | supported by apap – advancing performing arts project / Performing Europe 2020, EU Creative Europe | A co-production of Tanzfabrik Berlin and District Berlin | Made possible by the kind support of the City of Berlin / Senate Chancellery of Cultural Affairs