A playful experiment between isolation and communication.
#StayOut is a performative installation that mirrors and questions our habits as individuals in public. In a hypothetical society, people have to live inside a bubble. Their behaviour swings between the repetition of their obsessions and the desire to break the rhythm of routine.
6. - 8. August 2021 | 18.30 – 22.00 | Haus der Statistik | Karl Marx Allee 1, Berlin | Open Air | Free EntryHouses and air are contaminated, people are urged to relocate their lives outside in temporary, transparent architectures: #StayOut Based on this hypothetical crisis, in the latest installation by the Berlin artist duo Plastique Fantastique, the current familiar request #StayHome is turned into its opposite. From August 6th to 8th, the duo will try out a new, fictional infrastructure for living on the street in front of the Haus der Statistik in Berlin, consisting of seven pneumatic structures that are played by seven performers. The combination of architecture and performance creates scenic spaces in which stereotypical behaviours are condensed into eccentric, obsessive movements. The artists reflect current socio-political tendencies and create dystopian to optimistic visions of our future.
#StayOut raises the current tension, which on the one hand only arose with the corona crisis, on the other hand it was brought up to the surface and catalysed by it. Keywords would be state and social control vs. self-determination and freedom, rebalancing of private and public life, environmental change, the emergence of social role structures, the importance of physical proximity and distance, the tension between isolation and communication, between the individual and society. Plastique Fantastique encounters these topics playfully, sometimes parodically, and invites passers-by and visitors to experience the scenario, to think over their way around and to interact with the situation.
Concept, Choreography, Scenography: Plastique Fantastique / Marco Canevacci und Yena Young
Dramaturgy: Anna Anderegg
Performance: Adaya Berkovich, Daniel Brandl, Maria De Faria, Karlotta Frank, Beatriz Marco, Valerie Renay, Mona Sharifi, Yena Young
Plastique Fantastique Team: Jana Aliyev, Beatriz Marco, Julia Lipinsky, Sabrina Pützer, Carsten Reith
Text & Press: Sarah Möller
Photos: Marco Canevacci, Johan Planefeldt, Alicja Hoppel
Many thanks for the support and cooperation to the Haus der Statistik in BerlinSupported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien)as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative. Dance aid program.