Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

The Navidson Records

Someone opens a door. Something is concealed behind it. At this moment the situation in the space at Lothringer 13 spins out of control.

For »The Navidson Records« 18 performers and a choir emblematically develop together the concept of a labyrinth with the help of texts, music, and choreography. By means of a cross-media and extensive installation the performance examines that moment when the situation tilts, that moment between when one feels at home and this everyday familiarity collapses. What should we do when we suddenly are in nothingness and are nowhere? This uncanny moment can represent situations when we believe we are lost and thrown back on our own. In a mutual performative/musical exploration the performers investigate with the audience the morphogenesis of unsafe situations.

An open work process will be selected for the production and the performance, deliberately taking into account the intermittent loss of orientation. The constant question is: Which decisions do we have to make in order to reach the center of the labyrinth?

Composition commissioned by The City of Munich for the Munich Biennale
A co-production of the Munich Biennale, Konzert Theater Bern, and Bern University of the Arts, in collaboration with Lothringer 13
with the support of Pro Helvetia, swiss arts council