Programme

Simone Aughterlony & Nic Lloyd

After Life

Part of “The Biofiction Trilogy”

PerformanceDance

English / Language no problem / 75 min.

“After Life” is the second duo in “The Biofiction Trilogy” that marks the biography of a body by means of existential states: its presence in flesh and blood, post mortem and in view of im/possible futures. In “After life”, the performers appear as obfuscated post bodies that hover and haunt what is literally the other side of the spatial design where the first duo “Show and Tell” played out.

Nic Lloyd joins Simone Aughterlony on stage as iconic representations of body and soul. Together they question a contemporary conceptualization of the body and how that relates to our thoughts and musings on possible extensions of the body after life.

They like the idea of an eternal and mutating body and trust that it is within the body that the soul resides. Where else should it live? They physically process stages of (de) composition in the hope of rendering an extended history for the body – one that continues to transform and stretch into the future. How do the drives and urges we experience in life resonate when there is no body through which to fulfill them?

In the stasis of infinity, existence is not bounded by time. Here it is rather like an animated waiting room. There is music playing. It is soul music, of course. And here the existence of identities is even more vast and polymorphous than in the horror stories they tell of the living.
 

After the performance on 18 April: Talk with Bettina Knaup, Simone Aughterlony, Nic Lloyd and Jen Rosenblit.

Cast

Concept: Simone Aughterlony / Performance: Simone Aughterlony, Nic Lloyd / Dramaturgical advice: Jorge León und Sasa Bozic / Stage: Janina Audick / Costume: Judith Steinmann / Sound Design: Jan Stehle / Light Design: Florian Bach / Stage Technician: Jan Olieslagers / Sound Design: Susanne Affolter / Technical Director: Ursula Degen / Production Management: Anna Wagner / Production Assistance: Marie Schmieder und Lisa Ramstein

Dates

  • Past
    Sat 28.9.2013, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sun 29.9.2013, 20:00 / HAU2
    Tue 1.10.2013, 20:00 / HAU2
    Wed 2.10.2013, 20:00 / HAU2
    Wed 18.4.2018, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sat 21.4.2018, 18:00 / HAU2

Credits

Production: Simone Aughterlony / Verein für allgemeines Wohl. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Gessnerallee Zurich.

Supported by: Stadt Zurich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zurich, Pro Helvetia - Swiss Arts Council.

The re-run is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

Location

HAU2
Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. (in Großbeerenstraße). Wheelchair ramp and lift available. Barrier-free restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised via service@hebbel-am-ufer.de.

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