FEELING MYSELF IN PUBLIC SPACE#
Get the [k] to go – augmented reality app!
03.06.21 – 13.06.21 available for free
in Hamburg, Dresden, Frankfurt, Essen and Düsseldorf
The festival Claiming Common Spaces is a joint project of the alliance of international production houses. In the context of the third edition “WELCOME TO THE PLEASUREZONE “, which takes place in Hamburg, the alliance partner houses play on Kampnagel’s [k] to go app with an 11-station tour with performance stops. The cell phone screen becomes the stage for a tour created especially for this medium. The international production houses have commissioned artists to produce videos on the theme of “Feeling myself in public space”. The result are up to 3-minute video sculptures that offer different artistic approaches, perspectives and instructions to prepare oneself individually for the coming, post-pandemic future and to rediscover one’s own physicality.
The artistic contributions can be seen in the tour on the Kampnagel grounds and simultaneously in Dresden, Essen, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt, where the public can also experience the performance walks.
Augmented Reality Parkour in Dresden
In Dresden, eleven floor markers in the city and around the HELLERAU grounds point to the locations where the videos start via image recognition in augmented reality. The route consists of the following national and international artistic contributions.
With the [k] to go app, you take an individual walk around HELLERAU and in the city space. The 12 stations are marked on the ground and as soon as you hold the cell phone camera on the picture, a performance appears on the screen.
#0: WELCOME WITH AMELIE DEUFLHARD (KAMPNAGEL)
#1 NUTROPOWER “READY TO RECHARGE?” (TANZHAUS NRW, DÜSSELDORF)
Bahar Gökten and Yeliz Pazar from the collective nutrospektif meet you for a digital energy upload.
Performance: Bahar Gökten, Yeliz Pazar (nutrospektif)
#2: VIA NEGATIVA “ONE TWO FREE” (FFT, DÜSSELDORF)
One cannot understand the concept of freedom. To experience freedom, there must be at least two. Freedom is an endless game of master and servant, servant and master, servant and servant, master and master.
Concept: Anita Wach. Performance: Anita Wach, Kristina Aleksova. Direction: Bojan Jablanovec. Camera: Rok Kajzer Nagode. Music: Eduardo Raon. vntheatre.com / fft-duesseldorf.de.
#3: VIA NEGATIVA “THE KISS” (FFT, DÜSSELDORF)
The kiss could be an act of healing or an act of killing. As long as the space between the lips remains neutral, we are free of consequences. But when The Kiss finally happens, by God , a whole civilization can perish.
Concept: Kristina Aleksova. Performance: Kristina Aleksova, Loup Abramovici. Director: Bojan Jablanovec. Camera: Rok Kajzer Nagode. Music: “Jutri gremo v napad” (“Tomorrow we attack”), Slovenian partisan song from WW2, written by Matej Bor, composed by Janez Kuhar, sung by Partizanski pevski zbor.
#4: SIRYEL CHTIOUI, WILLIAM HAYBOR-VENOUS, KWAME OSEI “MELLOW STREET” (PACT ZOLLVEREIN, ESSEN)
To drift through the streets, through the city with its carefree pulsating energy, to be loud, to be unbridled, to be together – with “Mellow Street” the dancers* tell about what we are missing right now.
#5 NEWFRONTEARS “WAITING IS A PLACE #1” (HAU – HEBBEL AM UFER, BERLIN)
The avatars in the contribution of the artist duo NewFrontEars ask digital-poetic questions: “Everywhere is nowhere and everything was once now. Do you remember when it happened? Find the echo and repeat the movement.”
#6 NEWFRONTEARS “WAITING IS A PLACE #2” (HAU – HEBBEL AM UFER, BERLIN)
#7: AUBREY BEARDSLEY “UNTITLED DANCE SUITE” (HELLERAU – EUROPEAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS, DRESDEN)
The Untitled Dance Suite is a danced commentary on the current situation, deliberately kept abstract so that it can fit different places and contents.
Choreography: Joseph Hernandez, Music: Barret Anspach
#8: GO PLASTIC COMPANY “ASPHALTWELTEN PART 2” (HELLERAU – EUROPEAN CENTER OF THE ARTS, DRESDEN)
The plastic Company set 13 artists* from 5 countries the same task: “Push the wall away with all your might. Yellow and blue.”
Performance: Joseph Hernandez, Cindy Hammer, Rika Yotsumoto, Beatrix Simkó, Réka Oberfrank (Budapest), Silvia Svitekova, Karol Regeci, Lukas Zahy (Bratislava), Cat Jiménez, Hygin Delimat (Vienna), Tereza Lenerova, Tomas Janykpa + Tinka Avramova (Prague). Concept & direction: Cindy Hammer / Susan Schubert. https://asphaltwelten.goplasticcompany.de
#9: GO PLASTIC COMPANY “LIVING MONUMENTS” (HELLERAU – EUROPEAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS, DRESDEN)
A choreographic contribution to the culture of remembrance, dealing with the problem of embodiment.
Performance: Cindy Hammer, Joseph Hernandez, Rika Yotsumoto; Music: First Rain by Duval Timothy
#10 BABY OF CONTROL “INSTITUTE FOR FRICTION DIMINISHING” (KÜNSTLERHAUS MOUSONTURM, FRANKFURT AM MAIN)
Baby of Control is a dispatched working group of the Long Thin Planet and its Moons – official international and interstellar designation “Long Thin Planet and its Moons”. They use domestic bureaucratic resources to test the phantasmagorical facts of “earth music” and to reproduce it in controlled conditions. Earth music expands horizons in a very sustainable way and all can be human….
#11 HOUSE OF BROWNIES “EMBRACING ONES SELF” (KAMPNAGEL, HAMBURG / QUEER B-CADEMY)
Pascal, Marcelino, Ricardo and David use the means of movement art to embark on a journey of self-discovery, defying the cis-heteronormative society that was sold to them as a matter of course in their upbringing. In doing so, they strengthen their inner voices, which they have so far learned to suppress and deny, and thus discover and celebrate the beauty of their individuality.
[k] to go – Augmented Reality App
HERE’S A TIP FROM US: IF YOU WANT TO COME BY TO USE THE APP ON THE SITE, DOWNLOAD IT AT HOME BEFOREHAND AND ALSO PRELOAD THE CONTENT THE FIRST TIME (CLICK ON “SCAN” IN THE APP).
The complete program for CLAIMING COMMON SPACES III can be found here.
The project CLAIMING COMMON SPACES, which took place in 2018 and 2019 as a joint initiative of the alliance of international production houses in Berlin and Düsseldorf, will be part of the program of the LIVE ART FESTIVALS at Kampnagel in 2021. The aim of this series, which takes place annually at one of the alliance houses, is to showcase thematic focuses and common working practices and to invite discourse on them.
HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts (Dresden) is, along with FFT Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, PACT Zollverein Essen and tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, a member of the alliance of international production houses, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.