FLUFF

A friend told me that fluff is basically the touch and I very much like this idea, though it is a bit cheesy. It’s equally the material as well as the space in between, which makes it kind of hard to grasp both metaphorically as well as literally.

 

FLUFF is a weave of passing movements, looking for the in- between and not quite yet. An entanglement of intimate gestures that tie a dance together through slowness and strategies of camouflage. Forms appear and are emptied out again, a bit like becoming one’s own sculpture park. FLUFF is constantly shifting and time is stretched out until it gets holes.

 

video documentation: https://vimeo.com/314534029

 

Premiere: 26 January 2019 at ada Studio in Uferstudios Berlin

Dates: 4 March 2019 Movement Research at the Judson Church New York 

2+3 November 2019 StudioNaxos FFM

7+8 December 2019 Les Urbaines Festival Lausanne

28 January 2020 Bâtard Festival Beursschouwburg Brussels

 

 

„When all the lights in the empty theater are lit, a white sheet with the word ‚FIN’ comes down from above. The end! Applause! In this last image of an empty theater, in which lights are switched on only to emphasize the emptiness even more, there is something unbearably sentimental - but in the face of current political changes and terrifying cultural policy there is also a sinister element in it. I might be abusing my subjective perspective here however. After all, the last inventory is not a goodbye to the the building Olimpia - nobody is going to break or destroy it (for now). The stage is still working. Duncan, Krezel and Rößling perfectly show that each end gives a chance for a new beginning. I would like to add: and vice versa.“

 

Stanislaw Godlweski, Didaskalia Theatre Magazine, December 2017