brach und wild – a performative excerpt
KOMA & Ko
An audiovisual tour, a performative installation on a wasteland. Can we gain insights into human life by observing flora? Magdalena Weniger (performance) and Maren Wickwire (film) turn to fallow land in the landscape, as well as human biographies, and research their creation, development and explore their potential. In 2021, they created an audiovisual tour, a performative installation on a wasteland. What remains for time & s_pace is a video installation and three performers who move through the Festspielhaus Hellerau in safari gear, embodying in their movements the restlessness, uncertainty, curiosity, excitement and self-centredness that manifest themselves in times of upheaval and reorientation.
25.11. 21:30 Performance, entire house
26.11. – 03.12. all day video installation, 1st floor, staircase eye east
Under the label KOMA & Ko Magdalena Weniger and Linda Pilar Brodhag develop performances for stages, offspaces and public spaces – between Freiburg and Dresden. They favor changing collaborations with colleagues. In the core team Helena Steurer in the area of production and artistic collaboration in all projects and recurrently with Bettina Kletzsch (equipment/ Dresden), Martin Mulik (light design/ Dresden), Jarii van Gohl (sound/ Berlin) and Veit B. Arlt (dramaturgy/ Freiburg).
Their versatile training is reflected in the facets of their work, which playfully moves between performance and installation, song, dance and experimental space-sound experience. What burns under their nails with regard to social discourse is distilled in their works through striking metaphors and processed with an intuitive-associative approach. They are closely associated with Hellerau- Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Zentralwerk e.V. Dresden and E- WERK Freiburg.
Performance: Julia Amme, Klemens Hegen, Magdalena Weniger
Choreography: Magdalena Weniger and Linda Pilar Brodhag in collaboration with the original cast Performance: David Le Thai, Lilia Ossiek, Charles Washington
First performance 02 September 2021 Brache Heidestraße 36, Dresden
Concept and realisation: Magdalena Weniger and Maren Wickwire / Production management: Linda Pilar Brodhag / Videos: Maren Wickwire / Sound: Magdalena Weniger / Mix and Master: Jarii van Gohl /Choreography: Linda Pilar Brodhag, Magdalena Weniger / Performers on the Brache: Charles Washington, David Le Thai, Lilia Ossiek / Performers on Video: Linda Pilar Brodhag, Magdalena Weniger / Costume: Bettina Kletzsch / Project assistance: Lilli Kaeten/ Technical support: Matthias Weniger/ Sign language interpreter: Monika Möhrer/ Press and public relations: Katherine Schwarzer, Julia Klockow / Graphic and web design: Julia Löffler and Lucas Hesse/ Video documentation: Julius Günzel/ Photo documentation: Konrad Behr
Thank you Rike, Ullrich, Gerti, Dennis, Christa, Ali and Kerstin for sharing your stories with us. Thanks to Zentralwerk e.V. especially Steffen Huhn, Wurzelwerk e.V., Hellerau- Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Dresdner S+F-Bau GmbH, Frau Zschaler, Martin Mulik, Andreas Ullrich, Roswitha Maul.
brach und wild is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR. Supported by the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. This measure is co-financed by tax funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon State Parliament. Supported by the City of Dresden, Office for Culture and Monument Protection. Website and project conception “brach und wild” supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR aid programme for dance.