The way I live tells something about myself. The way we live tells something about our neighborhood, our city, and our society. missingdots is on the road in Dresden with the Mobile Livingroom in the scope of the project PEOPLE LIVING. The Living-Collective is available for you with the real estate agent and the interior designer: you design your own living space and position yourself in it in the greenscreen studio. Afterwards, the Living-Collective missing dots puts you into your designed living space. In parallel, the interactive website FORMATOR Transformer of ordinary inputs starts. In a virtual space, you can upload, collect, swap, edit and transform pictures, sounds or texts. From private insights to political visions – everyone is invited to participate and to observe what happen with one’s own contributions over time. Visit the Mobile Livingroom and become a part of the FORMATOR community with your own designed living room, or visit FORMATOR Transformer of ordinary inputs directly. Analogue and digital results will be shown publicly in December in Dresden in the regions Prohlis and Weißer Hirsch.
FORMATOR – development of a digital platform for participation in creatively research and transformation processes
The goal of the research platform FORMATOR Transformer of ordinary inputsis 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 ordinary inputs is developed to use it for new projects in the future with different topics.
Events FORMATOR from beginning of October until middle of December | online
Artistic collective Performance Julia Amme Fine arts Svea Duwe Production, dramaturgy Katja Heiser New media artist Anton Krause PR Frieda Pirnbaum Design office pingundpong
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
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
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.
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’.
What does it mean to enter a theatre room? To be part of a performance, whether as performer on stage or as guests in the audience? To be exposed with the charged tension on a scale from successful to failed? To indulge into the crazy mixture of adrenaline and expectations, to produce authenticity and consume fake? Three performers are ready. They set everything in motion: physically, vocally and emotionally, in order to reach their audience with artistic means. They want to reach the musculus arrector pili – they go below the skin. Not with the one big drama, but with different performative exercise units. They jump into their tracksuits and get going as touch machines. They overspend theirselves up to physical and emotional exhaustion. What for? To touch you. missingdots works in this constellation for the first time. The artistic team goes from sense of touch with discussions about touch to production strategies, that create a goosebump moment.
Artistic collective concept: Julia Amme and Nora Otte play development, direction: Nora Otte performer: Julia Amme Helena Fernandino Magdalena Weniger
costume and stage design: Steffi Rehberg light design: Martin Mulik research participation: Katharina Bill production assistant: Freya Gemeiner
Funder Fonds Darstellende Künste #takeAction Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz Cooperation partner HELLERAU Europäisches Zentrum der Künste Villa Wigman für TANZ e.V.
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 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.