Journal
Insights, perspectives,
actions & impulses

#ResidencyInsights
Meg Stuart

During her residency Meg Stuart talked to us about her new work, the collaboration with the performers and the changes and new perspectives brought about by Covid-19.

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Agata Siniarska

During the time of my residency I was working with the body following the direction of gravity thus following the choreography of 'going down to earth'.

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THE AGENCY

Im Rahmen der PACT Residency schließen wir an unsere Recherche über kommerzielle Leihmutterschaft in Indien an, die wir 2019 als Gäste des Goethe Instituts Bangalore Max Mueller Bhavan durchführen konnten. Die Lektüre von Sophie Lewis “Full Surrogacy Now” führt uns - abgesehen von den Ungleichheiten des globalen Marktes - zur Leihmutter als einer potentiell utopischen Figur: Hier wird das Muttern ("Mothering") als soziale Praxis erdacht, die unabhängig von Blutsverwandtschaft, der Ausstattung durch einen Uterus oder Gender stattfinden kann.

Krzysztof Honowski: And Now The Screen Is Struck By Lightning / Episode One: Always Is

For our residency at PACT Zollverein we wanted to develop ›And Now The Screen Is Struck By Lightning‹, a piece that we had begun as a live film installation at Tropez Berlin in the Summer of 2019. Here instead is the first part of the lockdown version of this work. The second part will be presented online by Tropez later in the summer.

Boglárka Börcsök: ›The Art of Movement‹

›THE ART OF MOVEMENT‹ is a sensual and insightful film about three elderly dancers from Budapest. Irén, Éva and Ágnes - all between 90 and 100 years old – were once part of the early modern dance movement in Hungary. Taking on the roles of both dance student and dialogue partner, Boglárka retraces how each of these elderly dancers transformed their lives and movement practices in order to survive the major socio-political changes of the last century.

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Marko Gutić Mižimakov, Vienne Chan, Obsessive Possessive Aggression & International Dance Terrorist Organisation

Split into fractions of micro and macro involvement and influence, our group operated on two levels. We investigated how power moves between different actors in a space designed to encourage participation, and how the space responds to unscripted actors. To what extent is culture already closed and how can it be opened to non-normalized notions of culture?

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Astrid Kaminski

In ihrer Residenz beschäftigten sich Astrid Kaminski (freie Journalistin und Publizistin), Tabea Magyar (Lyrikerin), Anna Nowicka (Tänzerin, Pädagogin und Psychologin), Sarah De Sanctis (Autorin und Übersetzerin) und Seda Niğbolu (freie Journalistin und Übersetzerin) mit den Schnittstellen von Körper, Bild und Text.

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HARTMANNMUELLER

In der Recherchezeit für ›Der allerallerallerletzte Tanz (AT)‹ widmen sich HARTMANNMUELLER und die drei Performer*innen Marie Lena Kaiser, Thilo Graus und Rodolfo Piazza Pfitscher da Silva der Figur des Clowns. Davon ausgehend dass der Clown die Fähigkeit besitzt, Realitäten zu spiegeln und dem Gegenüber vorzuhalten, erforschen sie die Mittel, mit denen der Clown diese Wirkungen erreicht.

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Ola Maciewska

After working extensively on my own interpretation of 'serpentine dances’ by Loie Fuller, the departure point for the new solo performance is the body of work by Simone Forti. Her works consist of sculptures (construction pieces), sound environments, game like structures, as well as notes on animals in captivity.