Production Details / Press Releases
Part of my Tanzstipendium was devoted to spending some time living on the streets of San Francisco as a homeless person. There I encountered the Occupy movement, experienced first-hand its attempt at a kind of direct social democracy, and clarified my interest in the discourse around selfdetermination, autonomy, and madness in anonymous environments. The performer’s highly constructed state of super-visibility by nature of the performer/audience relationship and the homeless man’s super- invisibility, when embraced, both lead to a suspension of social expectation therefore enabling a tremendous degree of creative potential. Looking at self determination, we must ask ourselves, “To what extent does the now write the future, and how much is the future already writing its own past?”
Frank Willens is currently directing the new work of Tino Sehgal at Documenta in Kassel. He’s worked extensively with Meg Stuart, Laurent Chétouane, Peter Stamer, and others in Berlin and abroad. Between projects he’s managed to make some works in the past years, but he now intends to exclusively focus on making his own work. In summer 2010 Frank was one of the residents at ada Studio’s LITTLE PERFORMANCE RESIDENCY.
Cast & Credits
With: Frank Willens & Daniel Aguilar
Supported by the Tanzstipend 2011 / the Cultural Administration of the Berlin Senate.
ada Studio is supported by the cultural administration of the Berlin Senate. Thanks to the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin, Berlin.
ada Studio in den Uferstudios
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):