QUEENS is a heteratopia, a temporary club to adress heterasexual desire and satisfaction. With the means of art. With tenderness. With beauty. With intimacy among strangers. With truth. Six performers are trained by artists and sexperts from London and Hamburg to develop their very own One-on-One-performance. And it is all for you:
QUEENS. The Heteraclub brings some gender equality to your nightlife. The Heteraclub is invited tto IMPULSE Theater Festival 2022.
More Info: queens-hamburg.com
A good love story shouldn’t have too many words. This one gets to the point as directly as possible. It turns „me too“ into sex-positive empowerment and dark comedy, talks about contemporary live art, genderfluidity, online dating, polyamory and its pitfalls. This story is a product of lockdown 2020, an account of a personal experiences, which usually stay behind the screens. It is also a document of the Heteraclub project and the safe space created there, in which hundreds of women shared their love stories.
In the last two decades, many different proposals and concepts of artistic and art-based research have been developed and explored. Participatory Art Based Research (PABR) is one of them. Since 2012, 50 participatory research projects were realised, which brought together more than 2000 researchers, co-researchers and participants from all areas of society, art, and science. The online resource of PABR aims to summarise strategies, potentials and problems of participatory art-based research and make them widely available. Please visit: https://pab-research.de
Imagine a city where animals of all kinds, including humanz, live together as equals... Animals of Manchester (including HUMANZ) was a Live Art experiment, that explored what life might be like if we had interspecies equality. In and around Whitworth Gallery and Park a team of artists, kids and researchers created the alternative city: There was a palace for mice and for humans, a film studio run by beetles, a hedgehog hospital, a townhall with two cows as mayors, living memorials for extinct species, a Bestiary Beauty Parlour and a Life Art Library honouring animals as artists and performers. Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival. A project by Theatre of Research & Live Art Development Agency.
PLAYING UP - Live Art for Kids & Adults
invited to Theater der Welt Festival 2021
Make clothes out of food, lie on top of cars, dance with animals, try bagism, make a ketchup fight, follow a random passerby through the city, remote control your parents, invent your own Live Art form of sports, search for miracles, walk through London with a map of Paris, invent an alter ego of the opposite gender, deconstruct electrical devices and build what-happens-next-machines… . PLAYING UP is an artwork exploring the potential of Live Art to bridge generations. Drawing on key Live Art themes and seminal works, PLAYING UP takes the form of a game that is played by adults and kids together.
PLAYING UP is produced and published in a collaboration between the Live Art Development Agency (UK), FUNDUS THEATER / Theatre of Research (Germany), Tate Early Years and Family Programme (UK), Kids Best Biennial (Sweden) and Live Art UK, with the generous support of the Goethe-Institut London. Design: David Caines.
More Info: german, english
ON SUGAR- Interactive Performance in Seven Sweets
invited to Zürcher Theaterspektakel 2021
Sugar is loved and desired. Especially by children. But sugar is also something to fight about. Sugar – adults and kids will agree on
that – is connected to mighty feelings, feelings of very different kinds. In this interactive performance we invite the audience for a test: What does the sugar do to us? What exactly happens in our
bodies? How does the sugar rush feel and how does it feel, when it ends? In seven sweets we will not only explore and embody the science of sugar, but also its history: Turns out, people always
fought over sugar. Sugarcane plants from India were on board, when Christopher Columbus sailed to the West Indies, and sugar also was a main drive of the atlantic slave trade. Can we taste all that
in candy cotton? And what about sugar today? What if sugar was not just sugar, but a magic substance, we haven’t yet quite understood?
In sugar science and emotion, history and economy, the microworld of our bodies and the macroworld of the planet come together and form a riddle which we haven’t solved, yet. The perfect topic for the interactive stage of Theatre of Research.
More Info: german