Close Encounters Vol.02, Dansehallerne, Performative Installation, DEN FRIE, Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen
with Jan Burkhardt, Stella Geppert, Lukas Geschwind, David Kummer, Michelle Lui, Sophia Seiss, u.a.
Communicating bodies subsequently connect with the filigree rods of sculptures by Stella Geppert. They exude the otherworldly: are they hybrids between the animal and humans—or even cyborgs between man and machine? The performers employ a tactile communication organ developed by Stella Geppert, which expands the physical properties with which they spontaneously transmit their socially defined movement spheres to the boundaries of the space. The performance Communication Captures initiates an affective space via a social mechanism: by activating the body’s intelligence, rituals of encounter and cultural modalities are enacted in concert with the audience. A utopia of social participation is is situated both physically and sculpturally. In this work, the textures seem to write themselves, emanating out from a tactile disposition as well as existential impulses.
Konzept, Choreographie, Installation:
Stella Geppert /
Jan Burkhardt, Stella Geppert, Lukas Geschwind, David Kummer, Michelle Lui, Sophia Seiss /
Produktion: Susanne Ogan /
Dramaturgie: Mariella Greil /
Outside Eye: Sigal Zouk /
Movement Research: Jan Burkhardt /
Sound Research: Werner Möbius /
Technical Support: Mitja Windisch, Mirjam Dorsch /
Assistant: Moreen Vogel, Kistina MiLler /
Documentation: Tim Nowitzki, Per Hendriksen
support: Dansehallerne, Danish Art Workshop, Goethe Institut