by Jeremy Wade
“Between Sirens” is a response to the erosion of care in a world that has increasingly become a drone of untenable violence, environmental degradation and grotesquely exploitative economic abstraction. Wade asked eight distinguished Berlin-based artists to join him in investigating the politics of care: Hovering somewhere between a TV Talk Show, Mourning Ritual and a Laboratory for the Political Imagination, the piece works with queer-feminist strategies to cope with the violent present. The ‘tools and techniques’ presented optimise one’s chance of surviving alone in a world where care and support systems are a thing of the past. However dark, the work is neither nihilistic nor optimistic, making capacities of queer feminist fictions to reorient and re-see the complicated now. In what seems to be a never ending global chorus of crisis, we offer a little pause and some space for dreaming instead about support.
PREMIERE: 8th February 2018, HAU3, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Germany
Concept & Choreography: Jeremy Wade
Performers: Olympia Bukkakis, Mmakgosi Kgabi, Jeremy Wade
Writer & Dramaturgy: Allison Wiltshire
Stage design: Julian Weber
Costume design: Lydia Sonderegger
Music: COOL FOR YOU (Vika Kirchenbauer)
Light design: Maika Knoblich
Dramaturgical advice: Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy
Set collaboration: Jonas Maria Droste
Costume assistance: Lysandre Coutu-Sauvé
Press & Production: björn & björn
IMAGES: Photo: Dorothea Tuch
Production: Jeremy Wade. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Gessnerallee (Zurich). Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Senate Department for Culture and Europe.