Esc-Ctrl – Performance is canceled – (Collective A)
Technology creates new forms of control and domination, but can also be an accomplice to subversion and resistance. In performance, bodies move which are changed by techniques. It forms a networked system that unites everyone, the players, the stage, the audience, a trapeze and a vertical rope. Scattered sensors create a machine that sets the performance to many sounds.
Artistraum, Bernkastelerstraße 78, Weißensee, 13088 Berlin
Performance: Johanna Strass, Sophie Jüres, Stefan Flecke
We are a collective of three people. In our artistic work, we combine aerial arts, theater and electronic live sounds. We see theater as a form of dealing with social structures and power relations, critically reflecting and presenting content. This is the basis for our performative projects; the overall concept is created by selecting the appropriate artistic means according to the content of the statement. We address the audience with absurdity and abstraction, using exemplary images to stimulate their own reality of life. With this emphasis on substantive debate and the decision not to work programmatically, we see ourselves in the context of contemporary circus.
We are a team of 4 people who rented the artist room hall, renovated it and whom also bear the financial risk. We want to create a space with the Artistraum that functions as a space for training and supporting the performing arts such as acrobatics, dance, theater and more. We intend to use the space to support young artists through workshops and seminars as well as the networking of artists and groups across borders.