HARTMANNMUELLER take an intimate look at human existence in their new piece. They define a space with precise actions, construct a situation, connect the body to a sculpture and proceed to examine the arrangement for its theatrical impact. They play with the perception of time in elaborate pictures, straining the moment to its maximum. Visitors experience unforeseen metamorphoses of the bodies, induced by HARTMANNMUELLER. In this, they ask how a term for the body comes about, for the limits of manipulation and how such radical intervention effect that which defines humanity. Monstrous and disfigured moments encrust the human sculpture emerging from the artist duo’s laboratory. The soundtrack for the analysis of the human body and its malleability comes from sound and image artist Orson Hentschel, as it did in the preceding productions.
Simon Hartmann and Daniel Ernesto Mueller met each other during their studies at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen in 2006. They founded their company HARTMANNMUELLER in Düsseldorf in 2011. In 2015, they received the Förderpreis der Stadt Düsseldorf (Support Award of the City of Düsseldorf) for Performing Arts.
Duration: 60 min.
|Wed 20.12.||18:00 open rehearsal »Red Haired Men« by Alexander Vantournhout|
|Thu 21.12.||discussion afterwards|
Choreography, Concept: HARTMANNMUELLER; Performers: Simon Hartmann, Daniel Ernesto Mueller; Music: Orson Hentschel; Light: Philipp Zander; Stage Design: Felix Ersig; Dramaturgical Consultation: Annette Müller, Matthias Mohr. www.hartmannmueller.de
A production by HARTMANNMUELLER, coproduced by tanzhaus nrw. Funded by the Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, the Kunststiftung NRW and the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW.