Uferstudios 5
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Foto:Benjamin Brix

Odyssey Complex

Performance by Felix Mathias Ott
In the frame of Open Spaces #2-2014

"The world is falling apart for [Eike von Stukenbrock]. What has begun as a nice on-stage lecture in the dance solo ‘Odyssee Komplex’, is swamped by 4,000 litres of water from the rain machine and flowing into the Odyssey only seconds later. [The performer] is able to save himself onto the table, turns the white flipchart into a sail, and uses a mop to row from the Cyclops to the Sirens. Yet, his enemy remains - the stage itself. Nothing came across more powerful, funnier, and more fidgety in this season. ARND WESEMANN, TANZ
In Europe dance is a language that people don’t understand. It worries me that it might become an art bubble and we will lose connection with the spectators. We need to use pictures and poetry, make it interactive and go against conceptual dance". FELIX MATHIAS OTT

Idea, Concept: Felix M. Ott | Stage: Felix M. Ott, Benjamin Brix | Performer: Eicke von Stuckenbrok, Gaspard Guilbert | Sound: Steffen Martin, Alex Kassian | Light: Martin Pilz | Video: Benjamin Brix |  Filmpart: Benjamin Brix, Steffen Martin, Andreas Müller, Aiko Okamoto, Felix M. Ott. A production of Felix M. Ott in Coproduction with Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, Tanzfabrik Berlin, Szene Salzburg, supported by Hessischer Rundfunk and MusucBag, Regierenden Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten, Fonds Darstellende Künste and in the frame of APAP- Performing Europe 2011-2016.

Felix Mathias Ott

Felix Mathias Ott born in South Germany, has been living and working in Berlin for 15 years. He initially studied stage design and later contemporary dance, context and choreography as part of the pilot programme of HZT Berlin. Ott works as a performer and has been touring his own productions across Europe and Asia since 2011.His personal creation and research is supported by the European network APAP - advancing performing arts project. Felix‘ work tends to create reflexive, more than conceptual, spaces where the spectator is invited to discover the and his/her unconscious world. www.felixmathiasott.com