… dreams about girls

Set & Costume Design, Stage Design


With "... dreams about girls" the Berlin artist Katharina Haverich constructed an open setting between two worlds: Using violent dream motifs of women, she created a transmedia performance installation in a multidisciplinary collection of performing arts — an eclectic playground of performing objects and bodies. 

A drummer driving in circles on a pedestal, fragments of bog and peat blocks, old fabrics with traces from nature, screens, ropes, quirky VR goggles, and a car filled with five dancers that breaks under the destructiveness of the audience.In the context of the performance we developed space-specific scenographies: for the video shootings we conceived and realized the costume design, for the performance as well as installation space the stage design and also consulted on the design of the virtual reality space. We quoted selected elements from nature and technology and collaged artificial-organic with functional-pragmatic aesthetics. In this way, we built a scenographic bridge between analog and digital spatial concepts, which all intertwined in the performance and installation space for the audience. And as part of the performance, we invited the participants to destroy cars.

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The performance and installation work "... dreams about girls" by Katharina Haverich was created in the context of a research, as work in progress. The presentations took place on 18.09. and 19.09.2021 from 15 and 20 o'clock in the Berlin Spreehalle.

Katharina Haverich: artistic direction
Philip Theurer: drums, composition
Roman Miletitch: tech artist
JASCHA&FRANZ: scenography
Manuel Ruge: picture design
Thomas Wallmann, Michael Hoppe: sound artists, concept
Julian Kamphausen: digital dramaturgy
Hannes Bruun: editor
Fidan Sirin: choreography
Christin Striegler - Studio Varo: design
Thomas Sevet: light design
Arne Vogelgesang: live video mixing
Philip Bußmann: video consultant
Insa Wagner, Sharon Engelhardt: hair & makeup concept (video)
Asma Abo Mostafa, Sharon Engelhardt: hair & makeup executive (video)
MWB Theater- und Veranstaltungs GmbH: technical realization
Merle Büttner: photography (video, behind the scenes)
Leo Wolters: camera assisant
Julius Brand: set runner
Performers (video): Alina Sokhna M'Baye, Alva Westebbe, Frida Zack, Gabi Herz, Geraldine Rummel, Laura Cornejo, Lioba Breitsprecher, Rebecca Korang, Sadie Lune
Performers (live): Aboudi, Kay Garnellen, Michael Zeeh, Peter Stamer, Yasser Almaamoun
Maren Möhlenkamp: project management
Wayra Schübel: PR
YMUSIC: production management

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