Solo performance Imagination Office

© Freya F. Röbbert/Achim Lengerer
© Freya F. Röbbert/Achim Lengerer

 

Imagination Office takes you on a journey, searching for expressions besides language and categories we use to communicate our values and believes. Zandile Darko shares her personal approach of a transformation process, leading from deconstruction, in which frames of references and categories dissolve, to a decolonization of our minds.

 

Concept, Performance and Text: Zandile Darko

Dramaturgical Advice: Claude Jansen

Videos, Photos: Freya F. Röbbert

 

premiere 15 September 2019 as part of Berlin Art Week 2019 at Scriptings, Berlin.

Solo performance Ursonate Part I

"Fümms bö wö tää zää Uu, pögiff, kwii Ee

Oooooooooooooooooooooooo

dll rrrrr beeeee bö

dll rrrrr beeeee bö fümms bö...“

 

Beginning of the  "Ursonate" by Kurt Schwitters,

In: Schwitters: Anna Blume and others 1985, S.394.

 

What happens if the system of language which determines our perception of the world around is deconstructed? How do we frame our experiences? How does our perception of what we consider “normal” change?

 

The system of shared values and believes, our world view is challenged. New questions arise. Who is eligible to speak? Who is heard?

 


Text: Kurt Schwitters

Performance and Concept: Zandile Darko

Video: Mathis Menneking

 

Premiere: 6th July 2016 Eden Studios, Berlin

Showings: 17 and 18 September 2016 Atelier Freiraum1 at Festival "Kulturfestival Hamburg Neustadt: Drunter und Drüber", Hamburg

5 March 2017 Scriptings, Berlin

30 September  2017, Atelier Freiraum1, Hamburg

Wet Paint

 

"They deliver a compelling piece that fuses comedy with the dark and primal story, drawing a jarring comparison between the modern world and its mythical counterpart"

 

★★★★ Broadway World UK

We are excited to bring our first major production Fall Prettier to London!

 

25-30 June at The Space Theatre, London


Interdisciplinary creative collaboration Wet Paint was formed by international artists Therese Ramstedt and Zandile Darko in 2018.