Transit Monumental stages an objet trouvé of 10 metres in length and 500 kilograms in weight as a monument in order to get close to the forms of representation and utopias of a European nation. Inspired by the aging tradition of state gifts and with the self-imposed task of offering this monument to various representative personalities and groups in Poland, the Giessen group K.A.U. and the Polish director Małgorzata Wdowik travel through various regions from Munich to Warsaw. Seven road movie episodes and a live recording of the congress tell the story.
K.A.U. are Philipp Bergmann (DE), Thea Reifler (CH) and Matthias Schönijahn (DE). They work in theatre, film, opera and the intersections of these formats. K.A.U.&Wdowik is a collaboration between K.A.U. and the Polish director Małgorzata Wdowik. In 2015 they developed the project TRANSIT MONUMENTAL – Droga Niepodległości, which was produced by the SPIELART-Festival Munich and was also shown in the Sophiensaele Berlin and as a lecture performance in the Theaterdiscounter Berlin.
Concept, Text, Directors: K.A.U.&Wdowik
Actor: Romuald Krężel
Music: Johannes van Bebber
Technology: Alexander Buers
Video: Nina Wesemann / Dino Osmanovic
Cut: Gudrun Gruber
Video/Livestream: Maciej Thiem
IT-Realisation: Alexander Foremny
Translation episodes: Emmilou Rößling, Jan Tage-Kühling
Translation congress: Emilia Pienicka, Romuald Krężel
Producers: SPIELART-Festival (New Works and Art in Resistance).
Coproduction: Komuna Warszawa/Teatr Powszechny/Foundation for Public Space Research TU Warsaw
With support of: Berlin Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Goethe-Institute, Instytut Adama Mickiewicza, Hessische Theaterakademie, Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen München, Deutsch-Polnische Gesellschaft München e.V.