ESSO HOUSES ECHO (amplification*/ political speech/ necrology)

photo by rasande tyskar, megaphone choir performance at park fiction hamburg 2013

"The evacuation of council flats in St. Pauli and the eviction of old-established residents from the neighbourhood, have become symbolic of an interdependency between property speculation and urban development policy. The Hamburg artist Sylvi Kretzschmar has conducted interviews with the tenants and activists of a citizens’ group and emphatically sets the scene for the text material resulting from these conversations. In this way, something like concrete poetry of the political resistance is sometimes created: a convergence of agitprop with the creative means of modernist and autonomous sound art."

 

(programme text of Politik im Freien Theater Festival 2015)

 

trailer by Svenja Baumgardt/ electrosafari

 

with: Verena Brakonier, Anne Brüchert, Doreen Grahl, Andrea Hantscher, Heike Noeth, Ann-Kathrin Quednau, Liz Rech, Regina Rossi, Annika Scharm, Anja Winterhalter/ concept an direction: Sylvi Kretzschmar/ dramaturgy: Liz Rech/ composition choral „Mit Grauen ahne ich“: Christine Schulz/ head of production: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro/ assistance: Annika Scharm/ choreography/ music: SKILLS (Camilla Milena Féher, Sylvi Kretzschmar)/ Light: Lars Rubarth/ Costumes: Simone Ballüer

 

Sylvi Kretzschmar and Kampnagel Hamburg/ Gefördert durch die Kulturbehörde Hamburg und das Graduiertenkolleg „Versammlung und Teilhabe“ der Hafen City Universität; Dank an: Initiative Esso Häuser, GWA St. Pauli sowie die Megaphonetten Lois Bartel, Oxana Smakova und Siri Keil

*amplification: multiplication, potentiation, reinforcement, recruitment, backup, boost, gain, enhancement, strengthener, intensification