Production Details / Press Releases
BREATHE. GOLDENDEAN invites you to catch breath, bubbles, and feelings around a mound of red sand. This work is part of evolving performances by a genderqueer trans media artist whose work provokes dialogue about the gaze, queer bodies, love and social justice. Embodying the avatar – a hybrid, or manifest shape of a deity or a teacher come to earth – a painted golden figure hewn from minerals pillaged from the land, personifying the binaries of taste and value. They are simultaneously seductive and silly, exploring the fascination with the flesh, and the problematics of the hypervisible Fat Queer White Trans Body. Our gaze cannot help but devour Goldendean – they gleam and glamour us, inciting a frenzy of gold lust, gold fever and golden showers.
SUPER LOCAL STORIES is a series of small format performances resulting in collaborations between South African and German artists curated by Constanza Macras within the frame of the three-years project SPACE TALES: FUTURE CITIES, initiated by Constanza Macras | DorkyPark and funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Goethe-Institut South Africa.
The performances from the SUPER LOCAL STORIES series were developed during the cycle from artistic residencies, which took place between 2016-2018 in Berlin and different areas of Johannesburg and its outskirts, mostly in townships and semi-rural areas. The performance function as different chapters of a single series, relayed to one another as landmarks in the city. SUPER LOCAL STORIES engaged South African and German artists coming from different disciplines, aware of the contemporary dialogue between performance arts and performing arts. Their artistic proposals deal with different aspects of the topic: architectures of exclusion: diasporas, migrants and xenophobia. Their narratives focus on fictional, documentary and futuristic approaches.
TFB Nr. 1238
Cast & Credits
By and with: Dean Hutton
A part of SUPER LOCAL STORIES series – an artistic exchange between German and South African artists within the project Space Tales: Future Cities. Curated by Constanza Macras
Funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and by the State of Berlin – Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
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):