Uferstudios / Vor dem Heizhaus Stage
Photo: Milica Naumov

Silent Trio, Chapter#3: Spomenik

Audiowalk by Christina Ciupke, Darko Dragičević

For me space is where I can feel all four horizons, not just the horizon in front of me because then the experience of space exists only as volume.
Barnett Newman

With «Silent Trio» Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević explore the inter-relations between man-made objects and natural environments in decay. Their main interest is the field of tension between natural and man-made objects, which is increasingly falling out of balance in our times of political and ecological precarity. One focus of their research is the so called Spomenik monuments built between 1960-80 in former Yugoslavia, surreal structures to commemorate the victory against fascism and at the same time articulate a vision of a new tomorrow. Many of them stand in remote natural surroundings, dominating the landscape with their enormous size. With their audio-walk Christina and Darko invite the audience to join in their research by constructing a physical object, created while walking together. By acoustically displacing their experience of the Spomenik monuments they allow it to penetrate the environment in Berlin and disrupt normal perception. By walking and listening two layers of experience are exposed to our sensory perception, which can flow into each other, contradict and enrich each other.
Since 2018, Darko Dragičević and Christina Ciupke have invited each other to participate in their artistic projects, including Failure as Practice and Lie and Theft as Practice. «Silent Trio», is their first joint collaboration.

Christina Ciupke

Christina Ciupke is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin. She develops her projects in cross-media collaborations. Within these projects, specific spaces and situations are created where proximity and distance, intimacy, sense of time and the being together of spectator and performer are constantly being re-negotiated. She has worked intensively with the choreographers Nik Haffner, Mart Kangro, Jasna L. Vinovrški and Ayşe Orhon, the composer Boris Hauf and the dramaturg Igor Dobričić. Since 2020, she has been developing the project «Silent Trio» with visual and performance artist Darko Dragičević. www.christinaciupke.com

Darko Dragičević

Darko Dragičević (1979, Belgrade) lives and works as a visual artist, performer and filmmaker in Berlin. In his artistic practice, he explores the interfaces between visual art, choreography, video, film and performance across different media. Since 2003, he has shown his work internationally in various solo and group exhibitions, festivals and curated programs such as the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, the Kunstmuseum Bonn, The Armory Show New York, the Oberhausen Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Festival Michigan and Tanzfabrik Berlin. Since 2017 he has been working with the Goethe-Institut Belgrade as artistic director on the projects «Failure as Practice»,«Lie & Theft as Practice», «Inequality as Practice». As a lecturer he teaches at the SKH Stockholm University of the Arts, Freie Universität Berlin, Folkwang Universität Essen and the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.  darkodragicevic.com
Ticket: 15€/red. 10€
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Duration 2 h, no intermission
In English
Starting point : Tanzfabrik / Uferstudios 
Limited to 15 people
Concept: Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević | Sound Design: Daniel Massey | Text Collaboration: Alan Cunnigham | Collaboration Research: Milica Naumov | Dramaturgical Support: Silke Bake | Production Managment: Saskia Schlegel, Barbara Greiner  | Press: Anita Goß.
Production: A lot of body GbR | Coproduced by: Tanzfabrik Berlin | Funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Hauptstadtkulturfonds | Supported by: apap – Performing Europe 2020 cofounded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.