BONES and STONES
entangled in forces
they are shifting matter they are shifted matter
they are speculating about crystallisation of time
about becoming of the earth about kinship
they are recombining knowledge
spread out in time
we carry inorganic matter in our bones
memory of stones in us
In BONES and STONES, Claudia Bosse and her different-aged performers dig through time, the creation of our planet, as well as its layers and sediments. In search of the memories of stones, speculative contextures emerge in a walk-through landscape of bodies, bones, dust, skin, and ruins between poetic processes of transformation and utopias of divided time(s).
The choreography works with hybrid bodies, allowing them to fall apart and become concrete organic and inorganic matter throughout a parcours. As part of the four-year work cycle ORGAN/ismus – poetik der relationen, this piece will leave behind the confines of the stage and extend into the landscape.
based in Vienna and Berlin, is a choreographer, artist and artistic director of the transdisciplinary constellation theatercombinat. Her works negotiate forms of violence, history and concrete utopia. Bosse thinks of her space-consuming choreographies, which weave together myths, rituals and texts with bodies, objects, sounds and, sometimes, choirs, as ‘art of a temporary community’ – including non-human beings. She develops site-specific performances, installations and interventions in and outside of Europe, in museums, architectural settings, theatres, landscapes and urban spaces. Her latest pieces include ORACLE and SACRIFICE in the woods as part of the four-year project ORGAN/ismus – poetik der relationen and commune 1–73, featuring 73 fragments about the Paris Commune.
Concept, choreography, stage Claudia Bosse Live sound Günther Auer Performance, choreography Anna Biczók, Myrthe Bokelmann, Anita Kaya, Carla Rihl, Marcela San Pedro, Christa Zuna-Kratky Light Paul Grilj Assistance Larry Mey Outside eye Astrid Kaminski, Julia Zastava Advisors Mathias Harzhauser, Gerlinde Gruber, Barbara Imhof (in the creation of the biospheres) Assistants Ines Kaiser, Florian Berger Communication Michael Walk Production management Dagmar Tröstler – A theatercombinat production. Co-produced by Tanzquartier Wien. In cooperation with the Natural History Museum (NHM) Vienna. Supported by the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna, and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport. Research residency at Studio Plesungan, Surakarta, Indonesia. Thanks to the NHM for the loans and the liquifer systems group, Peter Stamer and Krassimira Kruschkova.