Éric Sarner – poetry and voice
Jagna Anderson – choreography/staging
Gabriel Santander – composition/ sound design
Anja Weber – dance
Heidi Gröger – viola da gamba
Marija Pendeva – harpsichord
Sarner’s poems are leafed through and folded. They become sound through poet’s own voice and as cues for a composition which questions the place of historical instruments today. The poems unfold into new dimensions, textures and vibrations. In between the materiality of the paper, the anatomy of the typeface and the articulation of sound the poem’s body starts to tremble.
Uferstudios Berlin | 10 – 11 February 2018
in the frame of drei D poesie – a project of Haus für Poesie in collaboration with Ensemble KNM Berlin, dance-aarts-cie., Ensemble KomboÏ and Uferstudios Berlin, supported by Land Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
concept/performance: Jagna Anderson
video: Roberto Duarte
Several month of processing historical records about the mediaeval mystic and recluse Dorothy of Montau created a post-digital multi dimensional storage. This storage, partially embodied, partially utilising other materials, is the base for the durational performance and space installation. The voice is being used as an archaeological tool while the vocal composer/performer for three hours is exploring the materialities and immeasurabilities of her strange alter ego.
Realised in the frame of “Polenbegeisterungswelle” – Cultural Topographies of Polish Berlin, 7 – 21 October 2017 Berlin, a project of agitPolska e.V. – Polnisch-Deutsche Initiative für Kulturkooperation and ARTUM Foundation ewa partum museum,supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and by the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation
concept/performance: Jagna Anderson & Dodi Helschinger
video: Roberto Duarte
SUNDOGS refers to Nebensonnen, one of the last songs of Franz Schubert’s Winterreise (op. 89, no 23), in which The Wanderer sees three suns in the sky. The suns he desires are the illusory ones, the parhelia, the refraction of sunlight by ice crystals in the atmosphere …
The pain of loss and longing emerges as a phantom pain subsisting on illusions of which we have grown fond. Anderson/Helschinger are surveying traces, which 9/11 – the “Mother of all Events” (Baudrillard) – has left in their body archive and, 15 years later, re-reading the simulacra debate of those days. Using open source historical sound material from 9/11 attacks, SUNDOGS plays with paradoxes of images and of voices in form of a minimalistic vocal performance and processual installation.
3 March 2018 | Studio2 | Kunstquartier Bethanien
a sculpture for two voices
Jagna Anderson & Dodi Helschinger