FORMATOR – development of a digital platform for participation in creatively research and transformation processes
The goal of the research platform FORMATOR Transformer of ordinary 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 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
Performance Julia Amme
Fine arts Svea Duwe
Production, dramaturgy Katja Heiser
New media artist Anton Krause
PR Frieda Pirnbaum
Design office pingundpong
Fonds Darstellende Künste #takePart NEUSTRAT KULTUR
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
Julia Amme, Ilse Bendin, Philipp Grimm, Sven Hönig
Puppet show, object theater
Marie Bretschneider, Thomas Herbst, Dennis Katzmann
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