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


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
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

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