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
Rehearsed and developed at ArtEZ Arnhem and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte
"Fümms bö wö tää zää Uu, pögiff, kwii Ee
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
Special Thanks to Ananda Ananda Cavaliere, Alina Fishzon, Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte and LISPA
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,
"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