Production Details / Press Releases
becoming undone – PART II: Right foot is the right hand. Left hand and the right foot, which is now the right hand, are holding hands while I’m walking through the space. Knee is head. Eyes are locked under the knee and peek onto the back wall. Shoulder blades are feet now and try to walk. »becoming undone« is a three-part project dealing with evolutionary modes of openness. WILHELM GROENER – Günther Wilhelm & Mariola Groener – showed the first part in summer 2015 as a hybrid between performance and exhibition at Kunstquartier Bethanien Berlin. Now the second part »becoming undone – PART II« is premiered in the frame of »Open Spaces #1 – 2016«. Together with the performers Anja Müller, Assaf Hochman and sound performer Rudi Fischerlehner, WILHELM GROENER transforms Studio 14 at the UFERSTUDIOS into a sort of large-scale laboratory. In various stationary experimental arrangements the reactive and transformative qualities of bodies and other substances are examined. The material is bent, shifted, connected and transmuted for all it ́s worth.
WILHELM GROENER: The artist Mariola Groener and dancer Günther Wilhelm have blended their names and arts into their alter ego WILHELM GROENER since 2001. With a predilection for the odd and absurd, their work uses elements of performance, dance and installation. The pieces »Vorgang benutzt«, »Paravent privé« and »Hotel Hassler« have been invited to the German TANZPLATTFORM 2000, 2006 and 2010. In spring 2011 they presented seven pieces of their opus during a retrospective called »WILHELM GROENER – born on 1st of May, 2001« at the UFERSTUDIOS. Lastly they presented the K-cycle between 2013 and 2015, to which the publication »aber auch« and the website www.aber-auch.net have been released.
Rudi Fischerlehner: born in Austria, lives in Berlin and plays the drums in projects of various shades of improvised music, noise, jazz and rock: in a trio with Olaf Rupp and Matthias Müller, with the bands Fiium Shaarrk and Gorilla Mask, and in a duo a Tonia Reeh. He produces music for videos, movies and performances, amongst others for Katrin Plavcak and Johanna Kirsch.
Mariola Groener: born in Poland, grew up in Munich. She studied artistic photography Film & AV-Media in Berlin and Essen/Folkwang. She was co-founder of the project and exhibition space forever and a day Büro, was awarded the photography-competition »Das große stille Bild« xqand received the Berlin choreography scholarship which enabled her to spend working time with Anna Halprin SF/USA. In addition to her position as co-director of WILHELM GROENER, she is an artist exhibiting her works at home and abroad.
Assaf Hochman: was born in Israel. He graduated from the theater department at the Art and Design Highschool of Haifa, studied dance at Folkwang Hochschule in Essen and was a member of VA Wölfl’s group Neuer Tanz in Düsseldorf. He studied architecture at the TU Berlin and since 2004 has worked on and collaborated in various dance, theater, performance and film-installation-projects with artists including Catherine Sullivan, Big Art Group, WILHELM GROENER, Keren Cytter, Bruce LaBruce, Peaches and Colette Sadler. In 2012 he was invited to the research residency TanzRecherche NRW #10 in Düsseldorf.
Anja Müller: is born in Berlin. After her training in contemporary dance in Berlin, she studied choreography in the master program MA Choreography Amsterdam. She collaborates regularly with Dennis Deter, is part of the artist collective Deter/Müller/Martini, the performance band John the Houseband and plays drums in the NoiseRockBand DAS BAND. As dancer and performer she worked amongst others with cena11, Meg Stuart, dumb type and Tommy Noonan.
Günther Wilhelm: born in Munich, studied Butoh, classical and modern dance in Munich and Berlin. He was a longtime member of VA Wölf ‘s NEUER TANZ and worked a.o. with Dump Type and Anna Huber. He received the scholarship of Stiftung Kulturfonds, Künstlerhaus Lukas Ahrenshoop and the Berlin dance and choreography. Last year he completed the master program MA Choreography in Amsterdam.
Cast & Credits
Concept & realization: WILHELM GROENER – Günther Wilhelm & Mariola Groener
Performance: Rudi Fischerlehner, Mariola Groener, Assaf Hochmann, Anja Müller, Günther Wilhelm
Tech: Andreas Harder
Production: Jana Lüthje
A WILHELM GROENER production, funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs in cooperation with the Tanzfabrik Berlin and the Choreographisches Zentrum Heidelberg.
Thanks to: Ben Cottrell, Christoph Freyer, Johanna Peine
Open Spaces # 1-2016
Artistic director: Ludger Orlok
PR / Production management: Mara Nedelcu
Organization: Arzu Saglam
Press, editorial: Nora Gores
Technical management / technician: Martin Pilz, Andreas Harder u.a.
The Tanzfabrik Berlin is funded by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Cultural Affairs.
Supported by the network apap – advancing performing arts project / Performing Europe 2011-16 and EU culture. Supported in the frame of apap – advancing performing arts project / Performing Europe 2011-2016 and EU Culture.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):
WILHELM GROENER / Trailers and Video Documentations
- WILHELM GROENER: Interview / Portrait WILHELM GROENER (2017)
- WILHELM GROENER: D.R.A.G. (2018)
- Instant Feedback / WILHELM GROENER: D.R.A.G. (2018)
- WILHELM GROENER: Schleppen (2017)
- WILHELM GROENER: becoming undone – PART III (2016)
- WILHELM GROENER: becoming undone – PART I (2015)
- WILHELM GROENER: o.T. (AT) (2015)
- WILHELM GROENER: Korridor (2014)
- WILHELM GROENER: K-Projekt – als ich die Treppe hinunterstieg um noch einen Abendspaziergang zu machen… (2014)
- WILHELM GROENER: HEILUNG (2013)
- WILHELM GROENER: exercitatio et labor: JOY (2011)
- WILHELM GROENER: Ortnung (2011)
- WILHELM GROENER: Wie ist dein Name? (2011)
- WILHELM GROENER: Getrennte Präsenz (2011)
- WILHELM GROENER: Sturz sei Dank (2011)
- WILHELM GROENER: Am Bildaltar (2011)
- WILHELM GROENER: Am Anfang war das Ende (2009)
- WILHELM GROENER: Hotel Hassler (2009)