Uferstudios 1
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Barbara Antal


Performance · Premiere by Felix Mathias Ott
In the frame of Open Spaces#3-2018

The starting point of the research was an audio recording that had been forgotten for decades which happened to be discovered in the estate of the Dadaist Richard Huelsenbeck. On the recording, the artist Rafael Montañez Ortiz can be heard destroying a piano with an axe. In his duet, Felix M. Ott is moved by a piano. Through the shifting and disassembling of the instrument, the possibilities of this relationship are exhausted and with it their boundaries explored. Between internal confrontation and fearful embrace, visual worlds and soundscapes are created that reveal the inner lives of both. A musical evening in a moving way.

BLUE NOTES in red capitals.

Concept, choreography, performance: Felix M. Ott | Technique: Zoltán Demeter, Martin Pilz | A production of Company F.M.O, supported by apap-Performing Europe 2020, cofunded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and Archivo Conz. Supported by Collegium Hungaricum Berlin.

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

Duration: 40 Minutes