29 May 2016 | Mime Centrum Berlin | 14:00 and 19:00
in the scope of Performing Arts Festival Berlin, 23 – 29 May 2016
a multidisciplinary performance by and with
Jagna Anderson (concept, direction)
Görli Dreamin’ explores the sensory opulence of urban experience, which confronts the perceiving, moving and sounding human body with an overwhelming materiality.
The chosen field is the neighborhood of Görlitzer Bahnhof, one of the most complex urban hot spots of Berlin. The outcome of the field research is a performance structure, which creates a poetical reference to the chronotopos of Görlitzer Bahnhof subway station.
We are questioning the interdependencies:
the urban space is perfusing, inspiring and conditioning its inhabitants, but at the same time the urban space is created by their actions and perceptions. The roles of performer and of audience are blurred and permanently changing: are we the observers or are we a part of the picture while coming on “stage” of Görlitzer Bahnhof?
Görli Dreamin’ vol. 2 – at Performing Arts Festival, 23 – 29 May 2016, Berlin
Görli Dreamin’ Project is a collaboration of an international group of movement and sound artists, poets and improvisers, united by interest in how urban environment affects our artistic practices, initiated by Jagna Anderson in 2015.
Inspired by John Cage’s appreciation of the “Symphony of the City” and by the ideas of acoustic ecology (R. Murray Schafer), the project is extending this approach to other senses: besides hearing/listening also to vision, touch, smell, proprioception.
Görlitzer Bahnhof, an exemplary urban hot spot, with all its sounds, textures, movements, spatial and temporal structures is the 3-dimensional, multisensorial reference for the score of the performance.
First phase of the research took place in August 2015. You may find out more about the research at http://impro-per-arts.de/research/goerli-dreamin/.
Roberto Duarte, a media artist and documentary filmmaker, was assisting the research and created a video documentary, which was used in the Görli Dreamin’ vol. 1 performances on September 6 and 12, 2015. Here you may see the trailer of this movie:
Please find the complete docu movie at https://vimeo.com/136696550