FORMATOR Transformer of usual inputs

FORMATOR – development of a digital platform for participation in creatively research and transformation processes

The goal of the research platform FORMATOR Transformer of usual inputs is that people with different backgrounds contribute to research and transformation processes, and to inspire them for the further development of a production. The FORMATOR will be designed as a website where everyone can easily upload snapshots, short texts, sound or video clips based on a task The input will then be assembled into a new clear and visually appealing overall picture, a poetical cross over of people, lifestyles, social backgrounds and life plans. The topic of our pilot project is living. People from Dresden will be invited to upload material according to a task and to creatively transform the material. Parallel to that we will be present in the public space with out Mobile Office for Real Affectivities to come together in conversation with people in the analog way.  On the digital platform, the artistic team will transform the material. Following the research phase, there will be a scenic performative intervention in the public space.
The FORMATOR Transformer of usual inputs is developed to use it for new projects in the future with different topics.

Artistic collective
Performance
Julia Amme
Fine arts 
Svea Duwe
Production, dramaturgy 
Katja Heiser
new media artist
Anton Krause
Public relations 
Frieda Pirnbaum
Design office 
pingundpong

Supporter
Fonds Darstellende Künste #takePart NEUSTRAT KULTUR
Perten of cooperation
Societaetstheater Dresden

COLLECTIVE MEMORY The meaning of the past

Humans possess the ability not to forget, but to remember. An ability which we can use to shape our lives as individuals and as a society, and that gives us the chance to learn. I ask myself how much my current actions are influences by my memories and which happenings in my life were so important they they are saved as memories in my mind?  How are those memories transmitted to a collective? Which memories of historical moments are important for a society and how much room, form, place and time should there be for memories? Which happenings contain such a historical meaning that they contribute to an identity forming culture of memory, and who decides that they do?
I will investigate the research topic COLLECTIVE MEMORY The meaning of the past on several levels: historical, sociological, psychological and cultural. Each field offers a specific view on the meaning of forgetting and memory for the individual and the society. Networks of observations will be formed, which will overlap and complement each other and form the thematic base with artistic potential for further processing.
Image Volker Metzler

Grant holder Julia Amme
Financial supporter
Cultural foundation of the Free State of Saxony

DIVIDED HOMES

Germany and Europe as intercultural spaces of experience
Digital conference | Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

We will be taking part in the the digital conference DIVIDED HOMES, which takes places in the form of a workshop. We will present different research formats which we have developed, tested and extended over the past years. Small interactive attempts with the participants will take place, which will be a new experience for us. We are looking forward to it and thank the team of Deutsches Hygiene-Museum for the invitation.

May 10th – May 12th, 2021
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

Artistic collective
Julia Amme, Svea Duwe, Katja Heiser
Organiser
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum

STORIES OUT OF THE WALLS

Audio-installation for 100+1-year anniversary of Wigman School

Villa Wigman, former kleine szene and before that Wigman School, is a building full of stories: adrenaline, sweat, fight for the passionate desire for dance. The walls have seen a lot. Stories from the walls have been exposed, thanks to the restorer Sonja Kaeten. But those pieces of experience can only be found out through those people who have dedicated their time to dance, even until today. We interview different contemporary witnesses who tell us about their experiences, observations, activities and sensory impressions in the context of Villa Wigman.

Our questions:
What is your connection to Villa Wigman?
What meaning does this place have to you?
Were there special experiences/observations/anecdotes in connection with this place that you would like to share with us?
Explain this place at that time from your memory.
What sensory experiences, smells, sounds etc. do you connect with this place?
What influence did the Villa have on your life, learning, dance?
What connection do you have to Mary Wigman?

The results can be heard at audio stations in the small hall at Villa Wigman. Different materials, from photos through posters to stage models, will expand the collective memory.
We invite you to reminiscence or to learn something new from us.

Dates further information
01./02.05.2021 in and around Villa Wigman for one household

Artistic collective
Research + artistic realisation
Julia Amme, Nora Otte

Supporter of Villa Wigman for DANCE e.V.
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen
Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz Dresden
Kunst&Kultur der Ostsächsischen Sparkasse

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ARK Dresden – ark for underrated knowledge

missingdots is cooperation partner for ARK Dresden – ark for underrated knowledge as part of the community-art-project MOVING BORDERS HELLERAU Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Quarantine Manchester and six further European partners.

What should be saved when the water is rising? What things, but also knowledge, abilities and what individual information may not be lost?

We ask different people and communities. Some people, who grew up in DDR, studied, worked and raised a family there, and whose knowledge and experience was not needed anymore after the fall of the Berlin Wall. These experiences are also shared by those who have recently arrived in Dresden, who had to leave their homes due to war, terror, poverty and other existential threats. They also had to leave knowledge and experience, as well as other people and things. We want to collect that knowledge and experiences and make it visible, so that it will not be lost.

Based on the concept by the British collective Quarantine, seven cities across Europe develop visions and realisations around the topic ‘ark’. In Dresden, the ark will be developed at the the bank of the river Elbe, a place that is many visit and share. Located between Johannstadt and Neustadt, around the ferry terminal ‘Johanna’, a public place for meetings and experience exchange, for workshops and conversations will emerge. Performative interventions for an interested audience will take place on the on the ferry ‘Johanna’.

MOVING BORDERS Dresden as part of the festival
Stadt.Raum.Fluss. Zeitgenössische Perspektiven zur Stadt
4. – 7. June 2021 | ferry terminal of ‘Johanna’
read more:
MOVING BORDERS Hellerau Europäisches Zentrum der Künste

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Artistic collective
Svea Duwe, Mustafa Hasan, Katja Heiser
Supporter of all participating countries
Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

SKIN lecture-performance about the most important sense organ

At the lecture-performance SKIN we will be investigating the largest surface organ in an informative, humorous and critical manner. The performers will negotiate their skins with each other. They will be confronted with universal, medical, personal, as well as sociopolitical issues, that are touched by skin: Do we embody our skin, or does our skin embody us?

Premiere in fall 2021 HELLERAU Europäisches Zentrum der Künste

Artistic collective
Performance Julia Amme
Performance Katharina Bill
Performance Magdalena Weniger
Scenic arts Nora Otte

Sponsor
Fonds Darstellende Künste #takeAction
Cooperation partner
HELLERAU Europäisches Zentrum der Künste
Villa Wigman für TANZ e.V.

laboratory BORDER RESEARCH

We are starting this year with our residency research at HELLERAU Europäisches Zentrum der Künste. At laboratory border research  we will be experimenting with variable room structures, performative costumes and the movement of the audience. In the process we will investigate the impact of material settings on movement sequences of the performer and audience, while striving for a diversity of perspectives for the audience.

Artistic collective
Residency
Fine arts Svea Duve
Performance and Dance Nora Schott
Costume and stage design Katja Turtl
Performance and acting Julia Amma
Direction and dramaturgy Katja Heiser

Sponsor
Fonds Darstellende Künste #takeResidenz
Residency partner
HELLERAU Europäisches Zentrum der Künste

TRANSITRAUM

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.

Premiere 25.09.2020 at Societaetstheater Dresden

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

Mobile office for real affectivities

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.

We will be on the road in June, July and August.

TALKING OF PROHLIS – table theater

Who is the good soul of Prohlis?

What is on their minds?

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