Who doesn't know it, that song from last summer, that sound that brings comfort to the lonely moments, the constantly recurring soundtrack of one's own memories or a melody that seems to embrace the whole of life? That's exactly what constitutes a successful hookline in a song. “The Hooks,” the second HAU co-production with Damian Rebgetz, examines the phenomenon of hooklines and how they work. In this performance he investigates the personal and cultural memories that arise from the hooklines and pop songs. Working with the composer Paul Hankinson, the dancer Anna-Luise Recke and the artist Emma Cattell, he unfolds a complex web in which different Black Boxes are opened and linked up to. Newly adapted pop songs from the 1980s become evocations of a “post-discotopian” melancholy. “The Hooks” is a visual song cycle for voice and piano that asks the question: To be hooked or not to be hooked?
Koproduktion: HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Gessnerallee Zürich. Gefördert durch den Regierenden Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.