I’ve teamed up with Berlin-based artists Thea Reifler and Philipp Bergmann to promote their upcoming performance piece Stream Switch, premiered on the 3rd of January 2019 at Hamburger Bahnhof. The piece was part of the initiative VOLKSWAGEN ART 4 ALL , a performance series showcasing the work of multiple artists, taking place every first Thursday of the month from 16h to 20h.
During Stream Switch the performers move between the spaces, objects and visitors of the museum. Obeying imaginary physical laws, they work with their bodies against the gravitational pull of actual and fictional worlds – or allow themselves to fall. How do bodies communicate with their surroundings? With empathy? Violence? Tenderness? Consideration? How do they behave in the gravitational field of the museum? And which experiences do they take with them when they leave this space?
Philipp Bergmann and Thea Reifler work in the field of visual anthropology, visual arts and performance. In their works they use performance as a tool to create encounters in both hermetic situations and readymade settings. They have collaborated with and have shown their work at 3hd Festival Berlin, Museum Giersch, Museum of Modern Art Frankfurt, Transmediale Berlin, Museum of Natural History Bern, Sophiensaele Berlin, Oper Darmstadt and others.
Find more about their work here.