EXVOTO
2021

A performance installation/live action roleplaying experience about histories of violence and narratives of healing.

In collaboration with Marie S. Zwinzscher.

Register under: https://www.mariezwinzscher.de/exvoto_info.html

Ehemaliges Naherholungsgebiet Packebusch (DE 2021)

PLEASANT PLACE
2021

A performance installation about #cottagecore, and the longing for URL utopias in the context of IRL apocalypses .

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture  and the Media. 

Work in progress, showing as part of CORONA CULTURE exhibition

Alte Münze Berlin (DE, 2021)

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EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED
2020

"A game that wonders what people will sacrifice to fulfill their deepest desires. Combining elements of college drama and folk horror, the participants explore how their characters' goals, relationships and stories are shaped after making a literal deal with the devil."

A live action roleplaying experience about social status and the power of ritual.
The Smoke International LARP Festival (UK, 2020)
BLACK LODGE EXPERIENCE
2019 (commission)

"150 sq m of Lynchian fever dreams to explore, peopled by surreal characters from the world of Twin Peaks and beyond to interact with. The Black Lodge Experience brings the fears and desires of the darkest corners of David Lynch's imagination to life and puts its own perverse twist on them. Smell, taste, touch; hum, whisper and scream."

 
A performance installation about liminality and disintegration.
Commissioned by Twin Peaks Festival
Twin Peaks Festival (UK, 2019)
LIGHTS OUT -- NIGHT LIGHTS
2019 (commission)

”Today is a good day.

Not every day is a good day but today is.

I feel good.”

Lil Peep, 01.11.1996 - 15.11.2017; audio recording, 15.11.2017

A mixed media installation (space, sound) about self-medication and
the digital uncanny.
Commissioned by Artlake Festival
Artlake Festival (DE, 2019)
AND WOMEN ARE TO BE BLAMED
2019 (commission)
"On the 213th anniversary of Victorian poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s birth, Berlin’s iconic Sophienkirche Cemetery will become the stage for an immersive after dark performance. With a nod to the tradition of promenade theater, the audience will visit several locations around the historic cemetery and experience performance vignettes inspired by Browning's life and words." 

A performance installation about literary patriarchy  and ambition.
Commissioned by SAND Journal

Photos by Corinna Duemler

 
II.Cemetery of the Sophien Church (DE, 2019)
LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW
2017-2019
"Our 2 million year old brain is not designed to make us happy – it is designed to make us survive. With the world in an alarming state, glaciers melting, waters rising, floods coming on, species dying, corals bleaching, our survival brains are in overdrive. Climate Corporations can offer relief. We care. Together we will step out of surviving and into living. Out of fear and into affirmation. So much has happened that can't be undone. So much will happen that is inevitable now. Surviving means contributing. CLAIM CLIMATE CHANGE."
A performance installation about anthropocentric anxieties. 
Short film by Elena Scheicher
Bogotoa Biennale (CO, 2019)
Performing Arts Festival Berlin (DE, 2018)
International Spring School, Freie Universität Berlin (DE, 2018)
Sofia Underground Performing Arts Festival (BG, 2018)
HOME TRILOGY
2016-2017
"After a lifetime of being shattered, the time to be whole again has come.
 
PAPA. He understands and he can heal.
PAPA. Be guided to understanding.
FIND YOURSELF. Come to understand your needs. 

NO SHAME. ONLY ACCEPTANCE.
NO PAIN. ONLY TRUTH.
NO LIMITS. ONLY EXPANSION OF THE SELF. 
WELCOME HOME."

A performance installation about abuse of power and the need to belong.

Short film by Sybilla Tuxen
Photos by Laura Jung 


Artlake Festival (DE, 2017)
Gelegenheiten e.V. (DE, 2016-2017)
THE SHELLS -- 
Ausflug nach Neu-Friedenwald
2014-2015
"It is summer in Neu-Friedenwald and the small town is buzzing as the annual tourist season is about to begin. The merry preparations are disturbed by the sudden death of the town's golden girl Cecilia. Local authorities are quick to declare it "a tragic accident". Once the initial shock fades, however, the talking starts and rumors begin to circulate. The young woman's death has torn a gaping wound into the fabric of the community, and cracks in the suburban paradise's veneer are beginning to show,"

A performance installation about The Beautiful Dead Girl and complicity. 
Inspired by David Lynch's Twin Peaks and Fire Walk With Me.
 
Short films by Kaspar Kamu
Photos by various photographers


The Greenhouse Berlin (DE, 2015)