WE CALL WONDER
Christiane Huber (Munich)
entrance € 14,00 | reduced € 7,00
Schwere Reiter NEU
27.10. 19:00 – 20:20
28.10. 19:00 – 20:20
29.10. 19:00 – 20:20
Artist talk after the performance on 28.10., moderated by Thalia Schoeller | SPIELART Discovery (in German)
In German, English and Polish with German surtitles
WE CALL WONDER is a performance between reenactment and vaudeville, which sketches a 500-year chronicle of the wonders worked by the Black Madonnas in Germany, Poland, Mexico, and France. The project builds on Christiane Huber‘s performative sound installation WUNDER in summer 2021. In WE CALL WONDER, Christiane Huber widens her field of vision and wants to investigate what significance wondrous deeds can still have today. Are wonders, miracles, simply inexplicable occurrences? Or is belief in miracles simply convenient and an economic factor which fills the coffers today as it did as 500 years ago? Does the belief in miracles lead to a decline in political commitment? In the performance, performative acts are to be derived from religious practices all around pilgrimage sites which can strengthen a community. In the context of the theatre, religious symbolisms are reinterpreted: ritual chants, devotional pictures for swallowing, and rays of grace are analysed in a humorous mix of reenactment, video projections, storytelling, choreography, lecture und sound installation. The performers report about the miracles of the different Black Madonnas and weave documentation, fiction, and magical thinking into a wonderloop.
With Quindell Orton, Delaine Le Bas, Hana Umeda, Duduzile Voigts Direction | Concept Christiane Huber Dramaturgy | Text Anna Gschnitzer Music Micha Seidenberg Video | Light Sven Zellner Stage Robert Keil Choreography Lena Grossmann Kostume Pola Kardum Nora Stocker Research | Artistic collaboration Cintia Rangel, Duduzile Voigts, Weronika Zalewska Text Antigone Akgün Artistic production management Rat&Tat Kulturbüro Press and public relations Simone Lutz PR
Christiane Huber is an artist and a theatre maker. She studied psychology in Munich and visual arts/sound art at the Bard College in New York. After numerous collaborations in the free scene in Brussels and international projects, she worked mainly in Munich and in the rural Upper Bavaria in the last few years. Her practice which comprises different media like sound art, installation, video, participation, and performance, has dealt predominantly with topics in the context of remembrance work, post-war violence, and voids in historiography in the last few years. Here she investigates how artistic research can be used to deal with gaps in memory. Her current work examines the role of the belief in miracles and of Christian icons in dealing with the unexplained. She shows her work in Kammerspiele in Munich, in the Gasteig/ Dok.Fest Munich, in the Herzliya Museum in Israel, in the Meridian Gallery in Beijing, in the Kaaitheater Brussels and in the Opera in Lille.
Anna Gschnitzer studied Comparative Literature and at the Institute for Language Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She works as an author, dramaturg and director, most recently at the Münchner Kammerspiele as dramaturg. She has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships, including the annual scholarship of LiterarMechana, the Dramatik Stipendium of the City of Vienna, and the Audience Award of the "Münchner Förderpreis für deutschsprachige Dramatik". In 2021, she received the Audience Award of the Heidelberg Stückemarkt for her play EINFACHE LEUTE, which premiered at the Staatstheater Mainz.
Robert Keil was born in Penzberg in 1987. He graduated in 2018 as a master student of Prof. Olaf Nicolai at the Munich Art Academy, then the MFA in Sculpture at Bard College New York - supported by the "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes" and the DAAD. With a conceptual approach, the sculptor works with classical materials, but also with self-programmed software, magnetic force or four-leaf clovers. In various contexts his works as well as his performances have been shown e.g. Kammerspiele Munich, Loggia, Bard College NY, Hayward Gallery, KUB Arena Bregenz, New Bretagne Belle Air, Eigen + Art lab.
Weronika Zalewska is a graduate of the Multimedia Design program at the Royal Academy KASK in Ghent. She works with video installations, sculptures and performances in which she addresses themes such as feminism, urban landscape, futurology, ecology and anthropology. She is particularly interested in a post-artistic fusion of art, activism, philosophy and science. Here she seeks to develop more polyphonic perspectives beyond an institutionalized, market-oriented art. In recent years, a significant part of her artistic practice has emerged from projects created with the School of Love collective, a platform that explores experimental solutions and alternatives to hierarchy/exclusion in art institutions and investigates concepts of social and political love. She is currently active in the Consortium of Post-Art Practices, an informal group of artists, activists and curators based in Poland, engaged in the practical discourse of anti-fascism and feminism. She currently lives in Warsaw.
Duduzile Voigts has a degree in dance and psychology from the University of Cape Town. She works as a professional dancer and as a dance educator. With her work and research in dance therapy and for her Masters in Cultural and Religious Studies, she explores healing, resources of dance and movement. Artistically, Duduzile Voigts explores themes of decolonization, psychosomatic healing and empowerment in urban and natural spaces.
Antigone Akgün is a freelance performer, writer and dramaturg. In her work, she is primarily concerned with the rewriting and overwriting of the Eurocentric canon, as well as with interventions that target structural changes and diversification of cultural and art institutions.
Production and realization
Production Christiane Huber with kindly supported by the "LH München – Kulturreferat, des BA9 Nymphenburg Neuhausen" Coproduction SPIELART Theaterfestival