Production Details / Press Releases
The extinction of species, their collective death is an entangled mass grave transformed in time, an event without a monument, without memory or social awareness. The lack of memory of dying individual species of flora and fauna is an archive of silent stories, unnoticed traces, voiceless.
The Museum of the Anthropocene is a death zone – a place where the living and the dead meet and permeate. Its collection consists of the traces of extinct species, the ghosts of animals that were never mourned, future fossils and bodies of those who entered into alliances with technology, plants and beasts. The temporality of the Museum of the Anthropocene oscillates between geological time, the slow violence of an environmental catastrophe and the rapidness of a nuclear explosion. The Anthropocene Museum space will open to the public for the first time on the 30th of June 2022.
TFB Nr. 1655
Cast & Credits
Concept and performance: Agata Siniarska
Research: Zuzanna Berendt
Artistic and process companion: Julia Rodríguez
Sound: Lubomir Grzelak
Lights: Annegret Schalke
Production: Simone Graf
Costume: Moran Sanderovich
Makeup: Una Ryu
Social media: Beatrice Zanesco, Silvio Saraceno
Media materials: Diego Agulló
Supported by Partners in Craft (Zeina Hanna, Julia Rodriguez), QUEST (Eva Meyer-Keller, Kathrin Hahner, William Wheeler) and ratmilk (Małgorzata Siniarska and Ilja Subkoff)
Funded by Hauptstadt Kultur Fonds Berlin.
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):
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)