what moves moves – this weekend @ Uferstudios, Berlin

schiefe huetteWe, who live in the world of reflected light, in visual space, may also be said to be in a state of hypnosis. Ever since the collapse of the oral tradition in early Greece, before the age of Parmenides, Western civilization has been mesmerized by a picture of the universe as a limited container in which all things are arranged according to the vanishing point, in a linear geometric order. The intensity of this conception is such that it actually leads to the abnormal suppression of hearing and touch in some individuals…. most of the information we rely upon comes through our eyes; our technology is arranged to heighten that effect: such is the power of Euclidean or visual space that we can’t live with a circle unless we square it.
(Marshall McLuhan, Visual and Acoustic Space)

“our dialogue for this piece started as a conversation about differences and similarities in the perception of aesthetics in dance and in music. using a space within a space we examine dynamics of sound and movement and attempt to balance the two media and their reception.”

what moves moves is the second collaboration of musician/composer Boris Hauf and dancer/choreographer Christina Ciupke. The piece was premiered at the ”Heizhaus” of Uferstudios Berlin in December 2013.

A concrete physical object – a wooden hut (2m x 1,20m x 2m) with no windows – is located on a slight diagonal axis in the middle of the space.The audience enters into a relatively dark space. To perceive the hut from different perspectives, distances and on various sensual levels spectators are welcome to move freely in the space outside the hut. After they have settled the hut gradually develops a life of its own. Visually impenetrable, the hut’s limited permeability allows only minimal perception of what is originating from inside it. Barely perceptible noise, cracks and vibrations reveal the hut’s inner life.

After a while the outside space darkens increasingly and light penetrates the cracks of the wooden structure. Nearing the hut eludes the overview of what is going on inside it, the gaze is drawn to the detail. Observing from a distance complements the visual cutouts and allows insights as a whole. Sound fragments and light movements inside the hut are perceived as physical dynamics and melody fragments can be heard in interstices of building and construction noise.

As performers, Christina Ciupke and Boris Hauf are alternately inside the hut and outside of the enclosed structure, in midst of the audience. The perception of interior and exterior space oscillates with the movement of sound, light and the dynamics between audience and performers. Encounters, when they occur, are indirect and delicate. By repeatedly becoming permeable for the senses the apparently distinct demarcation of the hut conveys proximity and connectedness.

links: mehdi, christina

performance: christina ciupke, boris hauf
light: mehdi toutain-lopez
stage construction: bodo herrmann
costumes: nina kramer
production manager: barbara greiner
assistant: anne schuh
a production by christina ciupke
supported by the berlin senate cultural affairs department

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what moves moves – premiere wednesday 12/11/13

what moves moves

Christina Ciupke und Boris Hauf

11. – 14. Dezember 2013, jeweils 20.00 Uhr
Uferstudios, Berlin
Reservierung: 030 505 67 101 oder produktion@ciupke
oder VVK unter www.reservix.de

what moves moves is the second collaboration of the musician Boris Hauf and dancer Christina Ciupke.

“The starting point of our dialogue is the discussion of the aesthetic perception of dance and music. We examine a space within a space, through which the dynamics of sound and movement are condensed, and the balance between the two media is questioned.
Sound inevitably creates a space of coexistence and in this respect it is a product of the interaction between the viewer/listener and the object/sound-source and it also incorporates a third component: the state that is the product of time, context, expectation and memory.
In what moves moves we establish a specific situation in the room in which a physical object can be perceived from different perspectives and through different sensory levels. This object possesses auditory and kinaesthetic properties and changes the form in which it appears.
The visitor is invited to enter into a situation in which the possibility exists of perceiving between the moment of viewing/ listening and the moment of creation or to fluctuate between these modes of perception.
Even more than in the space the perception moves on a time axis. Past and present, creating and receiving merge in one’s own personal experience.”

what moves moves ist die zweite Zusammenarbeit der Tänzerin Christina Ciupke und des Musikers Boris Hauf.

„Ausgangspunkt unseres Dialogs ist die Auseinandersetzung mit ästhetischen Wahrnehmungen in Tanz und Musik. Wir untersuchen einen Raum im Raum, in dem durch Klang und Bewegung Dynamik verdichtet und die Balance der beiden Medien befragt wird.
Klang schafft zwangsläufig einen Raum der gleichzeitig und in jeder Hinsicht ein Produkt von Interaktion zwischen Zuschauer/Zuhörer und Objekt/Klangquelle ist und darüber hinaus eine dritte Komponente mit einbezieht: einen Zustand der ein Produkt von Zeit, Kontext, Erwartung und Erinnerung ist.
In what moves moves etablieren wir eine spezifische Situation, in der ein physisches Objekt im Raum aus verschiedenen Perspektiven und auf unterschiedlichen sinnlichen Ebenen wahrgenommen werden kann. Dieses Objekt besitzt auditive und kinästhetische Eigenschaften und verändert seine Erscheinungsformen
Der Besucher wird eingeladen sich in eine Situation zu begeben, in der die Möglichkeit besteht die Wahrnehmung zwischen dem Moment des Betrachtens / Zuhörens und dem Moment der Entstehung des soeben Wahrgenommenen pendeln zu lassen.
Mehr noch als im Raum bewegt sich die Wahrnehmung auf einer Zeitachse. Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, kreieren und rezipieren verschmelzen in der persönlichen Erfahrung.“

Performance: Christina Ciupke, Boris Hauf
Musik: Boris Hauf
Licht: Mehdi Toutain-Lopez
BĂĽhnenkonstruktion: Bodo Herrmann
KostĂĽme: Nina Kramer
Produktionsleitung: Barbara Greiner
Assistenz: Anne Schuh
Eine Produktion von Christina Ciupke
Gefördert durch die Kulturverwaltung des Berliner Senats

Huetten Bild: Sebastian Gwinner


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