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What does it mean to become a group? What dis/connects us? What can we imagine together, and what would we prefer not to? Do I want to be a „part“ of something at all? „Wir sind Volker“ revolves around these questions. Choreographers Ayara Hernández Holz and Felix Marchand aka Lupita Pulpo created the piece on behalf of and together with the group Fundbüro and composer Ulrike Ertl in the heating house of the Uferstudios.
Fundbüro consists of 13 Berliners varying in age from early 20s to late 70s, with different professions, interests and nationalities. Most of them met at ATLAS Berlin, a project by the Portuguese artists Ana Borralho and João Galante which opened AUSUFERN in July 2016 and brought together on stage 100 Berliners. Subsequently some of the participants came together to continue working.
The production is inspired by the principle of „New Patrons“, where citizens come together and jointly decide upon a topic which they regard as relevant in their lives, and which should be made visible as an art project. Through a moderated process, an assignment is formulated and a commission given to an artist.
LUPITA PULPO is an invented name, LUPITA PULPO is sometimes a choreographer, a performer, an audience member, a technician, other times is the name that sign the works by Ayara Hernández Holz, Felix Marchand and invited colleagues. LUPITA PULPO produced until now the performances MIXTAPE, KOMISCHER EINGANG, UNA MULTITUD SINGULAR, NEW, RETRATO DE UN MONSTRUO, PREMIERE, TRACING, among other works. www.lupitapulpo.org
Ulrike Ertl is a radio maker, musician, performer and author, who lives and works in Berlin. She has composed the operette „The Swan Song“ and is part of the feminist radio collective SissiFM/Radio F*: themepark-berlin.de, sissifm-radio-f.tumblr.com
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Cast & Credits
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):