Children of Compost
| August 2018 BallhausOst |
Konzept / Text / Regie / Performance
eine Produktion von virtuellestheater
»What keeps me awake at night is the unsolvable riddle of sustainability and eternal life on our planet. Breathing in what others need, breathing out pure poison. But yet I dream. Dissecting bodies, finding plastic trash. Spirals of recycling and slime trails. Rising sea levels. Oceanic feelings. Liquid phantasies. I see foam-born hybrids on toxic beaches.
What is life? What is care? Is common survival on a destroyed planet even possible?«
As of June 2018, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) listed 310 extinct species, 117 possibly extinct species, 14 extinct species in the wild, eight extinct subspecies and five extinct subspecies of molluscs in the wild.
»Ok, I wonder – if everything would be fluid, I mean, really everything, would there still be matter? And if there is no matter, would things still matter? If everything would be fluid, would fluidity then be considered stable? Can something that is constantly shifting its shape last forever, is something that is fluid stable in its own way?«
Let’s make kin with the last living Great Ramshorn snail and form a cluster of mutual care. Not extracting but providing, forming Sym Bodies out of human humus. Getting rid of the spine, using lungs under water, making skin produce slime. Genetics. Metamorphosis. The future belongs to Children of Compost.
Direction & Performance
JANNE NORA KUMMER
Choreography & Performance
Music & Performance
Dramaturgy & Text Edition
SVEN BJÖRN POPP
Stage & Costume Design
& Lighting Design
JOHANNA J. THOMAS
A virtuellestheater production in co-operation with BALLHAUS OST, 2018. Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, die Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and Bezirksamt Pankow, Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur – Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur.