Production Details / Press Releases
We see the tourist exposed to a picturesque lake at the bottom of an epic glacier: The salty water and the temperature decompose the ice – so pieces of different sizes and shapes drown, melt and break apart. An audio/visceral choreography on impacts of massive nonhuman occasions and global changes on our systems.
Judith Förster works as a costume designer, choreographer and performs herself. Her works tiptoe between choreography and visual arts. She investigates the transformation and translation of bodies and shapes into material, which can be cropped, smudged, sliced and put together again. She approaches this metamorphosis ( fx. becoming nature artifacts) in durational installations, stage works and studio sessions through breath work, exhaustion, being-with, voice and external sound. The work “The Time it Takes to Melt (my heart)” is a continuation of her (solo-)research on global changes and their somato-psychic effects.
Olivia McGregor is a performer originally from New Zealand and currently based in Berlin. She has collaborated with many artists from Berlin and abroad to produce site-specific creations, stage productions, film, and installation. Her interest lies in exploring environments and constructs using the materiality of sound and object bodies, embodiment, and interaction of body and space.
Kike Garcia has been training in martial arts later on moving to dance and performing arts. Most of the time he is busy with dance and choreography as well as embroidering as a reflection of that time. On this trip he searches for different languages and architectures of the body that are always present and others that appear, and others that he rescues with the memory of the images. His practice is focused on the body (multiple, animal, anomalous) as the main material. Lately he works with a flamenco shawl and dancing friction around him.
Simone Gisela Weber (*1991) is a dancer and choreographer based in Berlin. She holds a degree in Theater Studies and Cultural Studies from University of Leipzig. In the year 2015 she started to study Dance, Context and Choreography at Inter- University Center of Dance in Berlin. She is Co-founder of the art- collective Kimberly Kaviar and creates her own performances as well as. Her main focus lies on the development of a so called twin-identity as performative quality and the questions of how body knowledge can be used as choreographic tool.
Pedro Ferreira, born in Portugal in 1988, is a media artist based in Berlin. His focus is on experimental and documentary film, video installation, sound and performance. In his practice he reconsiders technologies and their failures, explores media materiality and found footage. His personal documentary works examine globalization, industrialization, urbanization and social issues in an attempt to comprehend the world from a micro-point of view. Markedly hybrid in both form of creation and presentation his works often mutate to fit screenings, video installations and performances, as well as collaborations with musicians and other artists.
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TFB Nr. 1200
Cast & Credits
Choreography, costumes & performance: Judith Förster
Performance: Olivia McGregor, (Simone Gisela Weber), Kike Garcia
Sound: Pedro Ferreira
Big thanks to Lee, Gabi, Stephan, Litó and Isabel!
NAH DRAN extended – landscaping
Curated by Lee Méir
Technical management:: Stephan Müller
Management / Organization: Gabi Beier
Public relations: Silke Wiethe
Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Thanks to the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin and the Uferstudios-Team.
ada Studio in den Uferstudios
The video documentation is produced by Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH 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):