A shrimp, a thistle, fluorescent minerals, humans, entanglement and wonder are the co-authors of this work. SXS enterprise ask: what if this performance was made by animals, vegetables, minerals, humans, concepts and affects? And how would I perceive it if I believed that that was the case? They employed scientific methods to get to know their collaborators and worked para-scientifically to communicate with them. They pull apart correlations creating space for a parallel universe, by cross channeling between the ‘here and now’.
Meteorologically a cloud is a product of ration and relations - water, pressure, temperature and dust. A cloud is an ephemeral and ecological atmosphere. We are choosing the theatre space as an ecology without nature: as a study of a house where activities regulate the flux of energy and matter.
Entangled objects behave as though they were telepathic. It is the capacity of an object to imagine another object.
To make a cloud will be very difficult because the mere presence of the audience disturbs the atmosphere. But maybe that's exactly what this is about. Everything disturbs, influences, makes something else. While we hold the cloud with our breaths.
SXS enterprise is an international group of artist. Next to their individual practices in film/video/music/performance /theory they occasionally come together to work within the field of performance as a possibility of aesthetic reflection and experience. They have explored different genres such as live film, story telling, rock opera, musical, lecture performance and now choreography. In a conscious reduction to DIY tools they engage in a critical practice while fully devoting themselves to the magic of theatre.
PERFORMANCES JANUARY 30 31 + FEBRUARY 01 AT 8 P.M.
SXS enterprise likes inviting guests. This time they invited berlin based practitioners from the fields of performance, choreography, philosophy, curation, architecture and music to share their own approaches and explorations. They deal with non-human and human agency, feminist artistic practices, materiality and being together.
GUEST PROGRAM BEFORE AND AFTER THE PERFORMANCE
FR/ SA 30th/ 31st January - 18:00 – approx. 23:00
SO 1st February 16:30 – approx. 23:00
Christina Ertl and Derek Shirley
FR 30th January - 18:30
Boyan Manchev (Philosopher)
SA 31st January - 18:30
Bettina Knaup (curator)
SA 31st January - after the performance
Discussion with the artists
with SXS enterprise (Siegmar Zacharias, Xander de Boer, Steve Heather), Alice Chauchat, Maximilian Haas und Clément Layes
SO 1st February - 17:00
Bettina Vismann (Architect)
SO 1st February - 18:00
Matteo Pasquinelli (Philosopher)
SO 1st February - 19:00
Christina Ertl und Derek Shirley (Musiker)
concept, Realisation SXS enterprise (Siegmar Zacharias, Xander de Boer, Steve Heather) Light-design Sandra Blatterer Outside-Eye Igor Dobricic Artistic Management, Coaching Silke Bake
A production from Siegmar Zacharias/ SXS enterprise in co-production with FFT Düsseldorf, MDT Stockholm and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, and Kulturstiftung NRW in the frame of "Alien Ecologies". Supported by Goethe-Institut Schweden. Thanks to Uferstudios.