Production Details / Press Releases
Jasna Vinovrški and Clément Layes have lived in Germany for over fifteen years. They have started a family and a production company here, they pay taxes, buy pretzels and falafel in stores around the corner, attend parent-teacher conferences at daycare and school, they develop, produce and present dance pieces and performances here. In 2021, they and their children received German citizenship. In September 2021, Jasna and Clément will vote in the Bundestag Election for the first time. For «Ich bin Tscheud» they have invited performance artist Florian Feigl as co-performer and dramaturge. From an autobiographical perspective, the trio asks which personal and cultural boundaries have been crossed by formally becoming German and which are still to be crossed. Together they examine what resonances Germany triggers in them and look for strategies that test less exclusive approaches to citizenship and nationality, The interim result of their research: “Germany” is an insufficient, unconvincing and partly threatening concept. “Tscheudland”, “tscheudisch” on the other hand – almost German, so much like German – is fluid, inviting and inspiring.
Clément Layes lives and works as a choreographer and performer in Berlin since 2008. Together with Jasna L. Vinovrški, he founded the company Public in Private here (www.publicinprivate.com). Clément’s works move at the interface between choreography, visual arts and philosophy. His focus is on observations of everyday life. His performances – including “Allege”; (2010), “The Green Chair”; (2012), “Things that surround us” (2012), “Dreamed apparatus” (2014) and “TITLE”; (2015) – are shown internationally. In October 2017, the production “Die ewige Wiederkehr” was premiered at the Sophiensælen in Berlin. The group piece is the first choreographic work in a new series in which Layes explores the manifestation and mechanics of rhythm.
Jasna L. Vinovrški works as a performer, choreographer and curator. She grew up in Zagreb and has lived and worked abroad since the disintegration of Yugoslavia. After moving to Berlin in 2008, she founded Public in Private with her partner Clément Layes. Within this company context, the two artists continue to develop separate choreographic signatures to this day, but support each other in close artistic supervision.
In 2012 Jasna received her MA degree in choreography at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT). She is particularly committed to creating alternative platforms for Berlin-based artists, especially from the dance and performance fields. From 2014 to 2017, Jasna co-hosted and organized a platform for experimental art at Atelierhaus am Flutgraben called 3AM. From 2019-2020, she was co-curator of the Montag Modus Klimata event series at Collegium Hungaricum Berlin and Atelierhaus Flutgraben. Since 2019 Jasna is co-organizer of the artist platform Flutgraben Performances. Last but not least, she is a mother to her two children Calissa (12) and Alva (2).
Performance artist. For more than 20 years Florian works in the field of performance as art, collaborates with fellow artists and artist groups, organises, publishes and researches in artistic, academic as well as societal-economic contexts. Florian pusblished in galeries and on a boat, in a former cinema and on a scrap-yard, on A4 and in the internet, on a field and in theaters. Lately Florian worked with Jörg Laue / Lose Combo (Atlas‘Wirbel / Container und Europa Inkontinent) and Otmar Wagner in Wagner-Feigl-Forschung/Festspiele (Blech und Gewebe – I bis VII). The most recent solo works include the five minute actions of the 300 series as well as long durational performances.
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Cast & Credits
Author: Jasna L. Vinovrški, Clément Layes
Performance, Dramaturgy: Florian Feigl
Costume: Malena Modeer
Music: Steve Heather
Light design: Joseph Wegmann
Production managment: Valerie Terwei
Video: Chris Hewitt, Jasna L. Vinovrški
Documentation: Chris Hewitt
Press: Aïsha Mia Lethen.
Production: Public in Private
Co-production: Tanzfabrik Berlin
Funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.
Tanzfabrik Berlin / Wedding
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):
Public in Private / Trailers and Video Documentations
- Public in Private: Interview / Portrait Public in Private (2017)
- Public in Private: The River II (2023)
- Public in Private: Living Room (2021)
- Public in Private: Healers (2020)
- Public in Private: ONON (2019)
- Public in Private: The Emergency Artist (2018)
- Public in Private: THE ETERNAL RETURN (2017)
- Public in Private: TITLE (2015)
- Public in Private: Modal Verbs – I must, I should, I may, I can, I will and I want (2015)
- Public in Private: Dreamed Apparatus (2014)
- Public in Private: Things that surround us (2012)
- Public in Private: Der grüne Stuhl (2012)
- Public in Private: To Allege (2011)
- Public in Private: Allege (2010)
Jasna L. Vinovrški / Trailers and Video Documentations
Clément Layes / Trailers and Video Documentations
- Clément Layes: ONON (2019)
- Clément Layes: The Emergency Artist (2018)
- Clément Layes: THE ETERNAL RETURN (2017)
- Clément Layes: TITLE (2015)
- Clément Layes: Dreamed Apparatus (2014)
- Clément Layes: Things that surround us (2012)
- Clément Layes: Der grüne Stuhl (2012)
- Clément Layes: To Allege (2011)
- Clément Layes: Allege (2010)