windows, doors, no hindsight
Yet always along movement, as movement is form, the arms a shape, a section, a cross-section, a cut-out. Movement as imprinted form that turns the present moment into a situation, divides and shares communal space, to only lose itself in images. And then everything starts all over again.
We build and dismantle structures, identities, and landscapes – from our bodies being scattered into each other. Obsessed with form, possessed by languages, set and reset by states and conditions. As if there had to be final set-ups alone that gather as anew, in affinity, elective affinities – and only like this.
studied Contemporary Dance and Choreography in London in the 1990s and Fine Arts in Vienna in the 2010s. He is a Professor of Contemporary Dance and Choreography and has been directing the BA Dance Context Choreography at HZT Berlin since October 2022. Gehmacher’s artistic works use the body and verbal language as forms of utterance, built and institutional space, as well as sculpture, objects, and things. He focuses on physicality, movement, and the realisation of bodies-in-motion as shared environments, in interaction and towards potential togetherness. With these works between and beyond black box and white cube, Philipp Gehmacher is represented locally and internationally in theatre festivals and exhibition contexts. He has worked in various constellations and media with Laurent Chétouane, Ian Kaler, Krassimira Kruschkova, Vladimir Miller, Jen Rosenblit and Meg Stuart, a. o.
Concept, artistic direction Philipp Gehmacher By and with Abigail Aleksander, Rémy Héritier, Ian Kaler, Andrius Mulokas, Meg Stuart und Philipp Gehmacher Text Jen Rosenblit Stage Lukas Kötz Light Annegret Schalke Costume Lina Eberle Music, composition Peter Kutin Sound design Florian Kindlinger Outside eye Krassimira Kruschkova Production management Stephanie Leonhardt – Co-produced by Philipp Gehmacher / Mumbling Fish and Tanzquartier Wien. With support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna
Limited number of seats