Performance · Premiere
Christina Ciupke, Anke Strauß, Ditteke Waidelich, Igor Dobricic
In the frame of Open Spaces#3-2018
»(Un)Folding« engages with transformations that evolve in folding processes. Folding gives shape to an (undefined) surface. It requires time for preparation and execution. In a fold, time and space are entangled. Spatial and performative elements grow into one another and transform the space over the course of the performance. This interplay of folding as physical exercise and the utopian desire to imagine unknown territories produces a landscape. Emerging and dissapearing again, guests and visitors populate this landscape in the consecutive days for a sympósion called »Working Utopias«.
By Christina Ciupke and Anke Strauß with Gretchen Blegen (Light), Igor Dobričić (Dramaturgy), Barbara Greiner (Produktion Management/PR), Lilly Schofield (Press), Ditteke Waidelich (Set, Costume) | A production by A lot of Body GbR, coproduction: Tanzfabrik Berlin, supported by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and in the frame of apap – Performing Europe 2020, cofunded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
Dr. Anke Strauß is an organisation researcher interested in relationships between the art and the business sphere, specifically with regard to differing types of knowing, inter-disciplinary collaboration and changing modes of organizing (alternative) work-lives. Having worked at the Social Science Centre Berlin (WZB) on artistic interventions in organisations, she is currently at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. Together with Christina Ciupke she is working on a project founded by the Volkswagen Foundation on artist-run organizations and the performativity of utopian thinking for (re-)organizing cultural labor.