Excerpt from the Persimone performance during the KAYA (Kerstin Brätsch & Debo Eilers) workshop at Uniarts in Helsinki and fused with Loredana, a performance by Beatrice Marchi.
Music taken from a jam session with Bentley Anderson.
DOLLHOUSES - The Swimming Pool
an immersive performance in Cologne Riehl
May 13th & 14th 2023, from 7pm
initiated by Lisa Alice Klosterkötter, Signe Raunkjaer, & Rosanna Graf
by and with
Hilma Bäckström, Flora Besenbäck, Jemima Rose Dean, Leonie Falke, Rubee Fegan, Ella Fleck, Rosanna Graf, Nora Hansen, Mia Hofner, Lisa Klosterkötter, Paulina Nolte, Signe Raunkjaer Holm, Isa Schieche, Miriam Stoney, My Anh Chi Trinh, Faun Vium and Benze C. Werner
in German and English.
A kiosk, a camping van, a balcony in the distance, a circus tent, a high-rise building and wide meadows. On the left bank of the Rhine, the Riehl neighborhood of Cologne houses the venue of the collectively developed performance DOLLHOUSES - The Swimmingpool. The audience is invited to visit the DOLLHOUSES resort to have “unforgettable experiences”. Guided by 15 performers through different scenes, the audience moves around the area through staged moments that together form a narrative.
DOLLHOUSES - The Swimmingpool addresses the past of the historic Riehl as “the Golden Corner” of Cologne. Through performance, installations and scenes inspired by the once existing amusement park, the performance oscillates between the past and a fictional future, intimacy and (dis)connection, longing and unbridgeable distance. DOLLHOUSES are dolls’ houses, playing fields, staged worlds in which time, space and perspective are always flexible, and which engage public space as an encountered, variable narrative.
Photo: Jakob Engel
© Photo Enid Valu
Performance for Intimacy Quarterly, curated by Mira Mann at Blitz Club Garden in Munich.
Mira Mann (Booking), Daniela Schroll (Production), Carina Güttler (Artwork)
Photos Copyright © Stefane Barnes
Dancer and backup singer for WAPF? by Anna McCarthy and Manuela Rzytki
with Tom Wu on drums
Sitting in the Academy Garden, Text & Reading
for Johanna Klinger and Robert Keil’s exhibition, themen
@ Loggia, Munich
“...Could you feel that cold wind? Either a siege of kinetic energy, cooling our warm bodies on this summer
afternoon or a deathly demeanor brushing a shiver down our back. It is in fact, Kandinsky's ghost galloping
past us, on his favorite horse, Klaus. With no more flesh to spare, only gnawed bones held together by
beetle juice and brain syrup. There they go, through the soldered gates of the garden, past the Siegestor,
through the berried bushes on the hill, sheltering the Monoptorous. Becoming smaller and smaller for our
human eye to see. Into the sunlight they ride and limping behind them, a fatally shot Franz Marc, yelling
in frenzy for the sake of the warlord's vanity...”
Lucio, dove sei?
Altar for Lucio Battisti
Performance in a mountain hut during the Mount Trailer excursion, 2015