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Recording: 2019-01-12 , Tanztage Berlin 2019 | Sophiensæle (Video © Walter Bickmann)



Tanztage Berlin 2019 | Sophiensæle

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My eyes fly over this shape engraved in the matter. My eyes are drawn into this hollow, its silence and emptiness as a magnetic force. Its concave shape offers space to my body. My mind is already flowing inside, my fantasies infuse into the darkness at the bottom. I’m softening and melting to the hollow, I lose the sense of the limits of my own body. Floating in a liminal space between matter and myself, between immobility and movement. My thoughts are drifting. I meditate on what gives us a shape.

As I’m pushing out, in search for definition, i become a sculpture in front of you. The contour is traced, between the force of the matter from within on one side, and the framing powers of your eye on the other side. Somewhere between me and the other. Who decided? Why separated?

Firey friction. Of my bodily utopia against the walls of the normative mould, two worlds colliding.

Is it the same for you as for me? Is my skin the border you have to push against? Each one of us trapped inside of their own shell? Is it ever going to be different? Will I ever be able to appear to you? Will we ever be one again?

WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP between the artifact and its observer? Is there a hierarchical power dynamic between subject and object? Is the gaze a defining moment with the ability to shape an observed skulpture or body? A disembodied tool to carve the surrounding world? Or is it the sculpture, the object, that has the power to guide the viewers gaze? Which one has the power to give form to the other?

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TFB Nr. 1275

Cast & Credits

CHOREOGRAPHY: Antoine Carle / Tchivett
PERFORMANCE: Camille Käse, Josefine Mühle, Rafi Martin, Zachary Murphy, Hannah Levin
MUSIC: Body Fool
SKULPTURES: Jeremy Barzic
DRAMATURGY: Vanessa Budai
Hollow Matters was created as part of the MA choreography at the HZT Berlin, with the kind support of the German Stage Association.

MANAGEMENT: Johanna Withelm
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE: Alexandra Hennig, Isabel Gatzke
The Tanztage Berlin are produced by SOPHIENSÆLE.
Funded by Senate Chancellery for Culture and Europe.
Supported by Goethe-Institut Kairo, mapping dance berlin and Tanzfabrik Berlin e.V.


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Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. 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):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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