Anan Fries

Resurrect In Peace (R.I.P.)

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German /  English /  approx. 60 mins.

“Resurrect In Peace (R.I.P.)” is a funeral for a bird. More than one hundred years ago the passenger pigeon was driven to extinction. Now it will be given a farewell. In the midst of the sixth mass extinction “R.I.P.” celebrates the mortality of all existence and questions the political potential of a possible resurrection. The work is inspired by a group of scientists who are currently trying to de-extinct the passenger pigeon by means of genetic engineering. At HAU3, three performers will become the masters of ceremony for this tech intensive burial. Tracking devices register their movements and turn them into data that is sent into a digital ecosystem. Their bodies become bridges between the physical and the virtual, the absent and the present. “R.I.P.” is a space for interspecies grief, a ceremonial admission of guilt, a lament in computer graphics.


Concept, artistic direction: Anan Fries / Composition, sound design: Malu Peeters / Technical artist: Ambrus Ivanyos / Performance: Brigitte Huezo, Kieron Jina, Karol Tyminski / Choreography: Anan Fries, Brigitte Huezo, Kieron Jina, Karol Tyminski / Lighting design, stage: Theresa Baumgartner / Costume: Tra My Nguyen / Pigeon animation: Mohsen Hazrati / Production assistance: Max*ine Vajt / Production management D: Sina Kießling / Production management CH: produktionsDOCK / Thanks to: Maque Pereyra / Special thanks to: Museum and the 3D Laboratory at the Department of Biology, Lund University for the 3D scan of the passenger pigeon

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  • Past
    Thu 27.4.2023, 20:00 / HAU3
    Fri 28.4.2023, 20:00 / HAU3
    Sat 29.4.2023, 20:00 / HAU3
    Sun 30.4.2023, 17:00 / HAU3

Further Information


After the performance on 28.4.: Artist Talk with Vanina Saracino in English

German audio Description by Swantje Henke and Silja Korn (Gravity Access Services)



Production: Hairygaze. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Kaserne Basel, FFT Düsseldorf. Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Dance & Theatre Committee Basel-Stadt/Basel-Landschaft.


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

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