Lab: May 5, 12:30 – 16:00
Body Sharing!
She She Pop and Benjamin Krieg
10 Participants

Who is addressed:
No particular skills needed. Anyone interested in the own and other bodies, their images, shame and the power of transformation beween bodies on stages.

What you’ll learn:
How a simple yet refined video setup can shift every perception of your own and other bodies while being on stage.

For our production of 50 GRADES OF SHAME that premiered in Munich in March and which will come to Berlin in October, together with Benjamin Krieg we have created an exciting playing space with five cameras and two screens. We now hope to share this space with a group of 5 to 15 people. As in the children’s game Mix-Max, where bodies can be assembled from separate parts, our technical set-up allows playing a strangely analoge-digital version of this game using real bodies. By wearing black pieces of clothing, parts of your own body become invisible, anything colourful or bare skin remains visible and can be composed into complete or even totally impossible or utopian bodies. These new creatures can speak, pose, contradict themselves and, with a little practice, even walk and fly.

She She Pop is a performance collective founded in the late 1990’s by graduates of the Applied Theater Studies program in Gießen. Members are Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou and Berit Stumpf. For She She Pop, the stage is a space, in which decisions are made, various forms of dialog and social systems tested, and grand gestures and social rituals learnt or discarded. She She Pop see it as their mission to explore the social boundaries of communication – and transgress them in a purposeful and artistic way in the protected theatrical space.