In a concert / performance, the duo SKILLS creates a spectrum of meanings symbolically charged by transmission-, reception- and surveillance technologies. A choreography involving microphones, antennae, voices from a laptop, bugs and audiotapes. read on
The field station on the stage is marked as a reference to analogue technologies of surveillance with the transmission and decoding of sound-signals before the Big Data, performers are marching down to the military origin of both: signal transferring and electronic technologies and exploring the destructive side of it. Few music stands, which could be read as antennas or detectors, a lot of ceramic plates - some of them will be broken - and drums together with microphones create the minimalistic scenography of the piece. [...]
This aggressive sound effect attacks and brings recognizable atmospheric translation to the power of spy-technologies and ist relation to fragile human physicality. One may literally hear that.
Anna Semenova-Ganz, tanznetz.de
Field stations, as Western intelligence services’ spying facilities are called, are shielded from the public. They are hidden in deserts and forests or under giant white domes – visible monuments to invisible communication networks. In a concert / performance, the duo SKILLS creates a spectrum of meanings symbolically charged by transmission-, reception- and surveillance technologies. A choreography involving microphones, antennae, voices from a laptop, bugs and audiotapes.
- Idea, Choreography, Music, Performance: Camilla Milena Fehér, Sylvi Kretzschmar
- Music, Performance: Steve Heather, Hilary Jeffery, Veronika Zott
- Dramaturgical Consultant: Igor Dobrocic, Elise von Bernstorff
- Sound Engineering and Musical Collaboration: Peta Devlin
- Lights: Sebastian Zamponi
- Costumes: Nina Thorwart
- Artistic Assistant: Nina Klöckner
- Head of Production: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture
- Production: SKILLS
- Co-Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Kampnagel Hamburg.
- In Cooperation with Tanzfabrik Berlin and Wiesen55 e.V.
- Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin and Ministry of Culture and Media of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.