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A performative exploration of queer becoming and celebration of gender fluidity full of hope and resilience.
«Between – A queer science-fiction rite» explores the interconnectivity of queer subjects and cele-brates the range of gender identities. Jules Petru Fricker’s first solo rooted in their Berlin Drag practice celebrates the rite of queer becoming. The Swiss-Romanian artist formerly known under their alter ego LEGZ guides the audience through a queer sci-fi journey full of hope and resilience. Through a time travel machine installation they invoke shredded memories of their vast audiovis-ual childhood archive. Between researches the body as an archive where the performer ultimately finds refuge on the dancefloor. Together with their music collaborators Aisha Devi , Bendik Giske, and Grinderteeth they open up the space in between. The multimedia performance combines dance, sound, spoken word, video, and installation.
Jules Petru Fricker (CH/RO) is an interdisciplinary artist interested in choreography and moving image. Deeply rooted in the practices of the dancing rituals Fricker finds ways of summoning otherworldly, utopian is-lands of longing with the notion of hope that reference queerfeminist science-fiction. Fricker’s works are informed by autobiographical elements and work with utopian imagination, or magical fabulations as a form of political resistance critiquing the normative society. Fricker’s stage alter ego, LEGZ, was born in 2018 out of the need of expansion and form of liberation in the experi-mental queer drag scene. In their collaborations they worked with musician Bendik Giske, Aisha Devi, and institutions like Astrup Fearnley Museum, KW, Parcours Art Basel, Gemäldegalerie, Tischlerei Deutsche Oper Berlin, or HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin.
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Cast & Credits
Performance, Choreography, Installation: Jules Petru Fricker
Music set: Grinderteeth
Spoken word intro: Oxi Peng
Dramaturgy: Nils Amadeus Lange
Music: Aisha Devi, Bendik Giske
Light design: Theresa Baumgartner
Headpiece: Jochen Kronier
Text: Oxi Peng, Jules P. Fricker
Video edit: Jules P Fricker, filmed by Petru and Imi Rusz
Supported by Stadt Zürich and Migros Kulturprozent.
DOCK 11 / DOCK ART GmbH
The video documentation is produced 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):