TRANSITRAUM One room, two projectors, three hoardings, 14 pieces of luggage made from 42 Euro-Norm boxes. It smells like different homes. Does that even exist in plural form? Two performers take us along their way. Where are we going, what are we leaving when we go, what are we taking and what will be unnecessary? We come across borders. We arrive. Have we arrived when we forget about our past or if we can write an error-free letter to the pension insurance? missingdots takes the audience along the way through an interactive room installation and invites to sensually take part in different aspects of migration, like crossing borders, arriving and meeting people.
Artistic Collective Performance-Acting Julia Amme Performance-Dance Helena Fernandino Fine Arts Svea Duwe Production/Dramaturgy Katja Heiser Videoprojection Franziska & Sophia Hoffmann Sounddesign Nils Michael Weishaupt Photos Julis Zimmermann Video ravirfilm
Supporter Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz Wir Gestalten Dresden #kunsttrotzcorona Cooperation Partner Societaetstheater Dresden
The temperature of the neighborhoods will be measured!
We will be biking through Dresden and go to different neighborhoods, set up our mobile office for real affectivities and collect moods, desires, needs and experiences: they’re going to be pinned, typed, pipetted and stapled. The results will be part of our next production Transitraum and will be shown in September 2020 at the Societaetstheater Dresden. Also, the audience will meet the mobile office for real affectivities there.
Together with the directors Christiane Wiegand and Harry Fuhrman from Berlin, missingdots developed a table theater with and for citizens from Prohlis. During a phase of research, different citizens, initiatives, schools, youth centers, op-shops, Die Tafel e.V., etc. were interviewed about the situation in the neighborhood Prohlis. Scenes, which show everyday life in the neighborhood, were developed based on this material. The scenes were staged with interaction of acting, puppet show and object theater at the table. The audience was sitting around the table. Every scene ended with an open question to the audience, so that the people could start a conversation with each other.
Up to 25 table theater scenes were shown at different places in Prohlis.
Based on this project, the following project On the Tracks of the Giant – The Festival was developed.
Idea of concept, development of scenes, direction Christiane Wiegand, Harry Fuhrmann Acting Julia Amme, Ilse Bendin, Philipp Grimm, Sven Hönig Puppet show, object theater Marie Bretschneider, Thomas Herbst, Dennis Katzmann Assistent Judith Emödy
‘It is, I cannot describe it any differently, a pointlessness which also enters words and leaves them without meaning. Something natural gets destroyed. The normal process, the safety, of putting my feelings and experiences into words is broken.
Dea Loher/speech to the awarding of the Bertolt Brecht Award, 2006
When language is not enough anymore to put experiences into words, when art has reached its limits – and then? After her travels through the war marked Afghanistan in 2005, the dramatist Dea Loher describes that state: ‘It is, I cannot describe it any differently, a pointlessness which also enters words and leaves them without meaning.’ The artist collective missingdots shows an interdisciplinary performance over the loss of naturalness.
Premiere: 20.02.2020 | HELLERAU European Centre of the Arts Acting: Julia Amme Fine arts: Svea Duwe Dance: Kristin Mente Choreography: Nora Schott Direction: Nora Otte Light design: Martin Mulik
Sponsors: Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz Dresden Collaboration partner: HELLERAU European Centre for the Arts
Development of a play with imprisoned women at the Prison Chemnitz
Who is my hero in life? What is my achievement? What hero would I want to be?
Heroes of the everyday world are searched and found: your colleague, your friend, your own daughter, your lawyer, the unknown person, with whom you share a heroic moment. Fictional heroes say their wishes out loud. Fighting heroes strike a pose and silent heroes get a chance to speak.
The play was shown at the Prison Chemnitz for other prisoners.
Direction and development of the play: Julia Amme, Katja Heiser
Performers: imprisoned women at the Prison Chemnitz