Programme

Michał Borczuch

Untitled (Together Again)

Part of the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”

Combined ticket

PerformanceTheatre

English / approx. 70 Min.

In “Untitled (Together Again)” the theatre director Michał Borczuch and a group of Warsaw- and Berlin-based artists look through public documents and private histories to explore queer grief and its rituals. The project was inspired by the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres, a Cuban-born American gay visual artist who died of AIDS in 1996. The minimal installations and sculptures of Gonzalez-Torres can be seen as records of experiences of desire and love, and finally of illness and death. The intimacy is exposed to the public, but as a symptom of wider social problems. Borczuch and his team take a closer look at the past intertwinement of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and political transformation, as well as the contemporary situation of the LGBTIQ* community to reflect on how the theatre can be a site of micro-resistance towards regimes that make certain experiences invisible. “Untitled (Together Again)” is a HAU co-production and after its world premiere during the festival “The Present Is Not Enough” it will be presented as a performance installation at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in November 2019.

After the performance on 23 June: Artist Talk / With Michał Borczuch and Martin Reichert. Martin Reichert is an editor at the tageszeitung (taz) in Berlin and an author. He recently published “Die Kapsel. Aids in der Bundesrepublik” [“The Capsule: AIDS in Germany”] with Suhrkamp (2018).

Cast

Concept: Michał Borczuch & Mateusz Szymanówka / Direction: Michał Borczuch / By & with: Dominika Biernat, Ania Nowak, Paweł Sakowicz / Dramaturgy: Mateusz Szymanówka / Light & installation: Jacqueline Sobiszewski / Kostüm: Dorota Nawrot / Sound: Justyna Stasiowska / Artistic advice: Michał Grzegorzek / Production management: Joanna Manecka

Dates

  • Past
    Premiere
    Fri 21.6.2019, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 22.6.2019, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sun 23.6.2019, 20:00 / HAU3
Notes:

After the performance on 23 June: Artist Talk / With Michał Borczuch and Martin Reichert

Credits

Production: Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), Nowy Teatr (Warsaw), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) within the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”, funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

Location

HAU3
Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

Access by means of a stairwell (3rd floor). Use of lift possible by prior arrangement.