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Acme of Emphasis
The re-contextualization of something lost but nor forgotten. We invite you to a physical conversation/exchange on the potential of the work existence. „Acme of Emphasis“ was created and premiered in Frankfurt in 2017, about 4 years ago. This work had a very short life, disappearing quickly after its first 4 public performances on the stage.
I have since remained very interested in some of the fundamental thematics and questions that were examined and explored in the work and as well about the content and material that emerged from it. Those elements have of course followed me in later creations and process in countless ways but the interest to further explore again the work as it is or in some other forms remained. I have been imagining the piece in different context and formats in order for it to subsist in a way or an other.
Within this Tischgesellschaft „Wieder da!“ format I would like to take the opportunity to look at the work again, as it was left, together with a group of colleagues and artists from the field, with fresh eyes and little preparation. Invite this group of individuals as consultants, in a journey within which we would contemplate and challenge the works potentials. I would like to expose and explore this re-contextualization in a discursive approach through live exchanges, physical experiments, try out, propositions and discussions.
- 13:00 – 13:30: Short presentation of the piece, concept, thematics, wishes, structure, frame, actual interests
- 13:30 – 14:00: Short description of a section and its modalities and performing and exercising of that section and its modalities
- 14:00 – 14:30: Discussion with the participants
- 14:30 – 15:00: Short description of a section and its modalities and performing and exercising of a second section
- 15:00 – 15:30: Discussion with the participants
- 15:30 – 16:00: Coffee break
- 16:00 – 16:30: Short description of a section and its modalities and performing of a third section
- 16:30 – 17:00: Brain storming, open propositions from the participants, try out discussion about potential futur format and existence of the work
- Film and interview documentary on the revival of the play “Vertanzt” (2011) by Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft (DE)
- Podcasts – The Tischgesellschafter:innen introduce themselves and their project.
- How does repetition work? In the form of an audio walk, the collective fachbetrieb rita grechen leads the digital visitors of the Tischgesellschaft through solo paths of remembering and repeating.
To explore the economies and principles of sustainability and sharing from an artistic point of view, Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft has been organizing a multi-part table society with HELLERAU -European Center for the Arts since 22.1.2021, which focuses on re-performance and opens the dialogue between national artists:inside, sociologists:inside, philosophers:inside, archivists:inside and spectators:inside.
How does re-performance work? In the spirit of sustainability as a repeating and passing-on practice, Tischgesellschaftler:innen invites you to join their multi-part online program: Through April 3, 2021, they are hosting audience:in conversations in the form of speaking engagements, recording their own discussions, putting them up for disposition, and interrogating the resources of art. To what extent are they reusable? What is the function of waste in art? What produces repetition? What does re-performance have to do with sustainability? For whom does one perform something again?
For the opening of her table society “Wieder da!” in January 2021, Antje Pfundtner in Gesellschaft (who is more known for her choreographies at HELLERAU), opened the discourse of artistic sustainability with her own re-performance process of her piece “Vertanzt”, once premiered in Hamburg in 2011. In a film documentary, as well as numerous interviews, she shared her work process of reappropriation and recontactualization, which lasted several weeks, with the visitors of the Tischgesellschaft “Wieder da!”.
Since the “Wieder da!” table society members cannot meet at HELLERAU or elsewhere due to the pandemic, they have shifted their exchange to the digital and share their discourses and practices online. They share their approaches to the topic of recycling with digital viewers, gradually uploading various podcasts, videos, and audio talks and organizing consultation hours to share questions live in smaller groups, depending on their expertise.
Participating in the table company “Back again!” are:
Antje Pfundtner in company (Anne Kersting, Jana Lüthje, Hannah Melder, Antje Pfundtner), Christina Ciupke (performer and choreographer), Henning Fülle (dramaturge, cultural researcher, founder of “Performing the archive”), Adrienne Goehler (theorist, publicist, curator and initiator of the traveling exhibition on expeditions in aesthetics and sustainability “RECOMMENDED FOR IMITATION! “), fachbetrieb rita grechen (interdisciplinary artistic collective), the HELLERAU team, Michael Hirsch (philosopher, political scientist, art theorist and author), Andrea Keiz (video artist and documentarian), Konglomerat e.V. (practitioners of sustainable development), Christiane Kühl (journalist and theater maker), Barbara Lubich (freelance filmmaker), Fabrice Mazliah (dancer and choreographer), Michael Müller (artistic director of Theaterdiscounter Berlin), Patrick Primavesi (Prof. for Theater Studies Leipzig and Director of the Tanzarchiv Leipzig e.V.), Anke Strauß (Organizational Sociologist and Head of MA Strategic Sustainability Management Eberswalde), Anna Till (Freelance Dancer and Choreographer), Katharina von Wilcke (Cultural Manager and Curator).
Photo: Dominik Mentzos
The “Tischgesellschaften” are made possible by the funding TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund and take place at regular intervals in different constellations and at different locations, also involving local positions.
Idea & Concept: Antje Pfundtner in company
Artistic direction/curation: Antje Pfundtner and Anne Kersting together with HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden
Coordination: Hannah Melder and Jana Lüthje together with HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden
The Tischgesellschaft “Wieder da!” is a project by Antje Pfundtner in company in collaboration with HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Dresden. Supported by TANZPAKT Stadt-Land-Bund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Department for Culture and the Media.