Sophienstrasse 18
10178 Berlin-Mitte
Saison 24/25

Freddie Wulf mit Alicia Jane Turner:
we are all made of stars

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Freddie Wulf mit Alicia Jane Turner:
we are all made of stars
Performance
No/Little language

German Premiere
Tickets via www.performingarts-festival.de

Passing by hairs erupting, droplets on the tiny leaves of moss, lips and throat like an underwater cave~

we are all made of stars is a journey through the body as a living landscape. Performed in a bathtub using an endoscopic camera, movement & lip-sync, Freddie Wulf explores the close-up textures of body, water and plant. Inspired by philosophies of vital materialism, the show combines visual languages from body horror and nature documentaries, moving between atmospheres of discomfort, dis/connection, and bliss.
With a live sound score by Alicia Jane Turner.

PAF INTRODUCING... has been an integral part of the program of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin since its first edition and is always good for a surprise. After all, the newcomers of the independent scene always bring new topics and aesthetics, questions and criticism. This year, the interest was particularly great: over 200 young artists and collectives responded to the Open Call with the desire to present their perspectives to audiences and houses and to enter into exchange. After all, participation in the PAF offers participants not only visibility, but also opportunities for consultation and networking in their work. In cooperation with the venues Ballhaus Ost, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Sophiensæle and TD Berlin, four productions were selected to enrich this festival edition.

  • During the performance there will be full nudity, extreme close up images of the body as well as intense exploration of relationship to one's own body.
  • The type of camera and the close-ups of the body can be reminiscent of surgery.
  • Mild sexual content may be associated

You can find more information on working with content notes on the house here.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Hannah Aldinger at barrierefreiheit@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event. Therefore, if you find out after you have purchased your ticket that the performance is no longer accessible to you, you can contact us for a ticket return at ticketing@sophiensaele.com or 030 27 89 00 45 until 5 business days after the event (Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm).

Duration

  • 55 minutes

Language

  • No spoken or written Language
  • There will be three songs that have warped words in English due to slowing down.

Stage

  • A bathtub is positioned in the centre of the stage. Behind the bathtub hangs a wall-sized screen. Freddie performs nearly the whole time in this bathtub.
  • Freddie films parts of his body and plants which are on top of his body and in the water, with a camera. The filmed content is transferred to the screen.

Light

  • The show is very image based.
  • The lighting situation in the room is dark and at times there is almost complete darkness.
  • UV light is used on stage.
  • The show uses moving/flickering video images that change often.
  • During the entire performance there are colourful video projections of Freddie's body.

Sound

  • Loud and affective sound is used on stage.
  • The show is very sound based. Some vibrations may be possible to feel due to bass.
  • During the performance 3 songs are played. The music is slowed down so that it sounds a little warped.

Content

  • There will be full nudity and extreme close up images of the body as well as intense exploration of relationship to one's own body.
  • The type of camera and the close-ups of the body can be reminiscent of surgery.
  • Mild sexual content may be associated.

Audience

  • Suitable for audiences aged 18 and over.
  • Seated grandstand
  • 2 beanbag seats bookable according to availability
  • 2 wheelchair seats bookable according to availability
  • If you need to leave the room you can speak to the Abenddienst staff.
  • At the end of the show Freddie crawls out of the tub towards the audience.

Early boarding
If, for artistic reasons, the door to the auditorium does not open until very shortly before the performance begins, there is the option of early boarding.

Tickets

  • Reservations can be made via the ticket telephone at 030 283 52 66, Monday to Friday from 4pm-6pm
  • Via the online ticket shop
  • At the box office

You can also find more information about accessibility here.

Concept, Performance Freddie Wulf Composition, Live Music Alicia Jane Turner Lighting Designer Joshie Harriette Visual / Material Dramaturg an*dre neely Producer Will Amott Production Manager Anna Smith Rehearsal Room Support Worker Miau Vartiainen Outside Eye Ania Varez, Emma Frankland, Tammy Reynolds, Piper Piper Prop Design Ginger Johnson Prop Consultant Tom Cassani Intimacy Coordination Consultant Bishop Black Access Support Kosmo Binz

Commissioned by Fierce and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA). Supported by FABRIC, The Yard Theatre, Fierce Festival and the Jerwood New Work Fund. Funded by Arts Council England and Help Musicians. The guest performance is made possible by LAFT Berlin and part of the Newcomer’s Platform Introducing... of Performing Arts Festival Berlin in cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE and Fierce Festival.

FREDDIE WULF makes visceral & visual performance. This often involves movement, video, sound, fragments of drag, and something sticky like fake blood or bright blue goo. Freddie studied Scenography before working in drag & cabaret. In 2015 s/he won The Glory London’s MAN UP Drag King Competition. In 2021 he received a Fierce Further Commission (UK) and in 2022 the Jerwood New Work Fund (UK). Positionality: Freddie is trans masculine, white, British and neurodivergent. His work is sex positive & draws from kink methodologies. Alongside performing, Freddie runs QTtherapy: a queer beauty service based in Berlin.  

Alicia Jane Turner is a composer and sound designer whose work spans contemporary theatre, live art and new classical music. They create and collaborate on projects that are raw, provocative and political through an intersectional feminist, queer lens. Their work as a sound designer and composer in theatre has toured internationally and across the UK, and they have performed at venues including the Southbank Centre, Barbican, The Almeida, The Yard Theatre, Rich Mix and Battersea Arts Centre. They’ve been commissioned by organizations including the London Sinfonietta, National Sawdust (New York), Philharmonia Orchestra, Spitalfields Music and Rich Mix. They were a Bang on a Can (New York) composer fellow in 2018, and London Sinfonietta Writing the Future composer for 2020-2022.

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