Foto: Romuald Krężel

To See Climate (Change) – Romuald Krężel, René Alejandro Huari Mateus (PL/CO)

Concept, choreography and performance: Romuald Krężel & René Alejandro Huari Mateus
Season festival on the occasion of the Open Monument Day
13.09.2020 12:15 – 13:00 Uhr, Nancy-Spero-Saal, Hellerau
15:15 – 16:00 Uhr, Nancy-Spero-Saal, Hellerau

Romuald Krężel and René Alejandro Huari Mateus, Artist-in-Garden residents in Hellerau, have been following in the last month a research project focused on climate change and its visibility in relation with performing arts. Being focused on questions of sustainability and environmental destruction they have been searching for different performative strategies that could allow us to see unseeable – climate and its changes.

Inspired by the theory of hyperobjects proposed by British philosopher Timothy Morton, Romuald and René work with one specific object – a greenhouse, and its several inhabitants – potted green plants. Looking for the possible exchanges between humans and non-humans they create a peculiar landscape of images, encounters, and atmospheres, inviting the audience to have a look at it. “To imagine climate change, to see it, means to look through and beyond, to be in and out at the same time, to change the usual perspectives, scales and ways of perceiving. It means to see and to be seen.

In the form of this performative presentation, they will share their research and the results of their residency.