© Jorge Léon
© Jorge Léon
© Jorge Léon
© Jorge Léon

SIMONE AUGHTERLONY (CH)

Maintaining Stranger

In English/ surtitré français

  • 80’
  • F Hearing-impaired spectators welcome
  • D Nursery: Sun 07 April

Concept: Simone Aughterlony. Performance: Simone Aughterlony, Niall Noel Jones, Nic Lloyd, Mathias Ringgenberg, Hahn Rowe, Teresa Vittucci. Design et réalisation des sculptures: Christopher Füllemann. Texte: Jen Rosenblit et performeurs/euses. Musique: Hahn Rowe. Conseil dramaturgique: Jorge León, Saša Božić, Jen Rosenblit. Création lumière: Florian Bach. Assistant designer sculptures: Christophe Bozet. Arrangement vocal: Luke Deane. Costumes: Eloïse Santschi. Traduction et surtitrage: Dòra Kapusta. Directrice technique: Marie Prédour. Régisseur plateau: Jan Olieslagers. Responsable production: Sina Kießling. Administration: Karin Erdmann. Diffusion: arthappens.be. Production: Verein für allgemeines Wohl / Simone Aughterlony. Coproduction: Gessnerallee Zürich, Arsenic – Centre d'art scénique contemporain, Lausanne, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin. Remerciement: Dampfzentrale Bern. Soutiens: Ville de Zurich, Canton de Zurich, Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour la culture, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Fonds culturel de la Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA).

Maintaining Stranger proposes an artificially cultivated, rocky desert as a designated cruising zone for strange encounters. Capitalizing on the desert as a space to face one’s insignificance allows for the perfect abandon, to measure up against the immeasurable.
A gallery of supporting roles, who seem plucked from different castings, devise intimacies which do not lay claim to any future proximity. Without a place to call home, without any scenario nor story, these strangers are involved, beyond colonisation, in a process of dispossession. Freeing themselves from the notion of the “other”, this “community” remains linked thanks to joys and sufferings, without any of its members being intimately linked. Maintaining Stranger follows the trace of time, wear, drifts and gaps in relationships, where intimacy is felt most intensely. Love is nothing personal, difference always is.

  • 80’
  • F Hearing-impaired spectators welcome
  • D Nursery: Sun 07 April