Uferstudios 14
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Diego Agulló

Life and Death of a Melody

Performance · Wiederaufnahme by Christina Ciupke, Boris Hauf
In the frame of Open Spaces!

A deconstruction of repetitions and loops in movement and sound.

In their third collaboration Christina Ciupke and Boris Hauf continue researching the link between sound and movement. Supported with lighting design by Emma Juliard the piece unfolds from microscopic sound and movement language to complex sculptures. The performance space is a vibrating three-dimensional body of sound, allowing the audience the experience proximity and distance on different levels of perception. In her movement research Christina Ciupke’s interest is drawn to details - such as a small shift of a joint resulting in an involuntary chain reaction and adjustment of other parts of the body. As it is taken by gravity, the swing of an arm is trapped and decelerates. Two-dimensional images, movement sketches and repetition develop into more spacious and dynamic structures. Boris Hauf sets the sound complementary to the movement interacting microscopic loops with elongated, nested phrases. Together they investigate the deconstruction of repetitions and loops after they have been visually and aurally established.

Performance, Music: Christina Ciupke, Boris Hauf | Light Design, Set: Emma Juliard | Production dramaturgy/PR: Barbara Greiner | A Production by Christina Ciupke | Supported by the Berlin Mayor, Department of Culture in the frame of the basic funding 2016 | The re-staging is supported by the Berlin Senat Departmend of Culture and Europe. | Supported by apap – Performing Europe 2020, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Open dress rehearsal on February 21 at 8:30 pm.

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. Vinovrski and Ayse Orhon, the composer Boris Hauf, the dramaturg Igor Dobričić. Since 2020, she has been developing the project «Silent Trio» with visual and performance artist Darko Dragičević. www.christinaciupke.com

Boris Hauf

Multi-intrumentalist, composer, producer and performer Boris Hauf plays saxophones, flutes, synths, organ, various computer-based applications, cymbals, bells, rudimentary guitar, and he sings. Hauf composes for large and small ensembles, for performance artists, film, radio, video and installation art. More than 50 releases by Boris Hauf have been released on CD, vinyl and online. He initiated and curated the annual composition festival Chicago Sound Map in Chicago and the concert series Playdate in Berlin. Boris Hauf is also a lecturer at the UdK Berlin. He tours worldwide in a variety of bands, ensembles as well as in various performative contexts and if necessary as a solo artist. Current bands include Couscous, Clark, Owl & Mack, Next Delusion, The Peeled Eye. As a performer and composer he collaborates closely with the choreographers Christina Ciupke, Martin Nachbar, Karen Christopher and many others within the performance context. Boris Hauf is the keyboarder/multiinstrumentalist of the legendary Austrian rock band Naked Lunch, he owns and runs the independent record label shameless and lives in Berlin, Germany. hauf.klingt.org