STANDARD – Bauhausfest Dessau 2018

Cooperation: Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
Tutors: Franziska Ritter, Claudia Rohner

For this year’s Bauhaus Festival 2018 titled “Gelb gewinkelt“, our students once again conceived scenographic scope, installations and performances for the theme “STANDARD”. As an interdisciplinary cooperation project with the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, synergies were also exchanged with the study programs Architecture and Urban Design of the TU Berlin, the study course for Contemporary Puppetry of the HfS Ernst Busch Berlin and the Choreography of the Inter-University Center for Dance Berlin (HZT). In interdisciplinary teams, eight projects were developed and realized in the field of tension between material, space and body and in dealing with the topic of standard.

The Bauhaus Festival took place from August 31 to September 1, 2018.
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Lecturers: Claudia Rohner and Franziska Ritter
in cooperation with Prof. Ingo Reulecke (HZT M.A. Choreography) and Prof. Astrid Griesbach (HfS Berlin Department of Contemporary Puppetry)

The projects of the course Stage Design_Scene Space at a glance:

Installation and performance
Yellow bubbles in the stairwell. In the angular white of the Bauhaus, opposite and between the people. Viewers are confronted with material and substance. The bubbles affect a person’s reaction on a physical and mental level. People climb into the interior. During the stay they use different objects and media. They make contact with themselves, the people and the architecture around them.
Conception, performance: Malte Hirsbrunner (TU Berlin), Michiyasu Furutani (HZT Berlin)

Installation and performance
A work on construction and deconstruction, formation and deformation, symmetry and asymmetry, standard and de-standardization. Everything around us is standardized, using an established, standardized method. Furniture, tools, windows, clothes, cars, roads … The human body is the template, the measure of all these things. It creates a norm, although no body is the same. What does that mean for individuality? A performance in which space and body adopt the standard, use the norm, change the measure, expand and reduce.
Idea, scenography: Mila Jovic (TU Berlin)
Choreography, Performance: Maria Rutanen (HZT Berlin), Marie Baumgarten (HfS Berlin Director)

Interactive installation and performance
The wording, the clinging, symbolic signs.
Come and leave your mark.
Come and create a memory.
Come and share the room with us.
The interactive installation opens a space to leave traces and give away.
Idea, realization: Linda Rodenheber (TU Berlin), Dina Sennhauser (HZT Berlin)

Temple of Sun
Room installation and performance
The Sun Temple – one of the holiest places in many cultures, worldwide. The sun gods – who illuminate the earth and humanity with glittering rays: Ra, Inti, Surya, Canaria, Mallorca, Compostella …
What is sacred to us today? Explore it, discover it, be insipried! Come to where the flavor is! Enter, into a world full of contrasts, gold, yellow play of colors. A journey through twisting shapes, glistening light and biting questions. Celebrate with us the warm feeling on the skin, a togetherness for the worship of life. Melt it!
Conception, scenography: Alejandra Alarcón, Hsin-Ying Ho (TU Berlin)
Choreography, Performance: Maria Rutanen, Marie Baumgarten (HfS Berlin Director)
Sound: Cecilia Gibson, Claudia Squella

Room installation and performance
A classic model-artist scenario, translated into a spatial performance with a surprising outcome, in the footsteps of architect and Bauhausler Ernst Neufert. Between everyday life and work, between home and business – thousands of actions, processes and behaviors. How do we move when we are alone and when we know about the attention of others? Do we use routines as standards that we do not notice anymore? Consciously and unconsciously we fall into patterns and are subject to rules that we set ourselves and others for ourselves. We define ourselves through our individuality – and yet we have long been presumptuous, compared and standardized.
Conception, scenography: Lisa Violetta Thürer (TU Berlin), Marie-Louise Leeck (TU Berlin)
Choreography, Performance: Jasminka Stenz (HZT Berlin), Lisa Violetta Thürer and Marie-Louise Leeck

Labor der zukunftsorientierten Forschung zur Optimierung des Menschen
Installation and puppetry
Even Professor Neufert, Professor Gropius and Professor Schlemmer knew of the extraordinary possibilities of enriching people in view of today’s technological advances. We invite you to playfully participate in our laboratory in order to increase human performance. You can discover the latest achievements in a performance with a doll in the laboratory for future-oriented research to optimize mankind. Two scientists and an inanimate being are tirelessly searching for new standards to overcome the prevailing great backwardness. Let’s bring the new human being to life together, lead him into a new epoch as Homo Digitalis!
Concept, scenography, performance: Oliver Burkhardt (TU Berlin), Maria Dietze (HfS Berlin Puppetry)
Man for all cases and Best Operator Ever: Hilmar Prüss
With the kind support of the Departments of Process Engineering, Bionics and Evolutionary Engineering of the TU Berlin, Evo Logics GmbH, Theatre and Event Engineering of the Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin

Installation and Performance
The yellow colour of the lemon spreads out rolling and is suddenly contracted again by the acid smell of the fruit. In the beginning there is order, then a disorder comes in through the passing people, which becomes a constantly moving choreography until the end. What is time? Our perception of time, like the order of lemons, is constantly in motion. We need the clock to remain exactly in the standardized rhythm, otherwise we fall out of order.
Concept, Performance: Jasminka Stenz (HZT Berlin)

Freischwinger 120 – Duett
movement performance
A chair. A human being. Together they create a new understanding of each other – a new standard in which body, object, architecture and geometry merge into each other. Chair and person need each other. They are dependent on each other. The interdependencies develop through time and the slowing down of movement. Slowly the person becomes more a chair and the chair more a person, the boundaries become blurred.
Concept, Performance: Niels Weijer (HZT Berlin)


Photos © Franziska Ritter, Marie-Louise Leeck

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