A balancing act between art and science: four female performers, equipped with a hodgepodge of everyday objects, subject themselves to a lively (re)staging of scientific models. The planetary atomic model whirls through the room in the form of stockings, apples and female bodies. The material and physical behind the abstraction are unveiled and reveal peculiar, hilariously absurd new meanings. An enjoyably pretentious experiment in the rearrangement and disorganization of that which we (believe) we (ought to) know.
FEBRUARY 04 | 17 H | INTRODUCTION + DISCUSSION
Kunst trifft Wissenschaft: Gespräche aus dem Labor des Nicht-Wissens
GUESTS Alexander Carmele, Eva Meyer-Keller, Constanze Schellow
CONCEPT, PERFORMANCE Eva Meyer-Keller PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT Sheena McGrandles, Tamara Saphir, Annegret Schalke DRAMATURGY, TEXT Constanze Schellow SCIENTIFIC COLLABORATION Alexander Carmele MUSIC Rico Lee LIGHT CONCEPT Annegret Schalke
A production by Eva Meyer-Keller in coproduction with PACT Zollverein and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung
EVA MEYER-KELLER works at the interface of performance and visual art. Before graduating from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam she studied photography and visual art in Berlin (Hochschule der Künste) and London (Central St. Martins and Kings College). Her artwork is distinctive due to its meticulous attention to detail. Eva Meyer-Keller often uses everyday objects from her immediate surroundings, things that she finds at home, in the supermarket or in the tool shed. Currently she is working on a trilogy of performance works in dialogue with natural scientists focusing on how models do not just describe reality, but rather they create their own. The first part titled Some Significance premiered in November 2017, Living Matters is the second part of the trilogy. Since 2010 she has ongoing teaching positions at several degree programs across Europe amongst others at the HZT/UdK and Bard College in Berlin, DOCH and the MA course 'The Autonomous Actor' in Stockholm, ZHdk in Zürich and the University of Hildesheim. evamk.de