mixed-reality performance installation
by Katharina Haverich
research phase / in pre-production
funded by Berliner Senat
invited to pitching session at the XR Coproduction Cruise (Geneva International Film Festival)
"... dreams about girls" is Katharina Haverich's new show for a drummer, five dancers, a car and AR. The visual material for AR is based excavated accounts of female anger from the rural marshlands in Germany.
The mixed-reality performance installation is a reaction to the continuity of misogyny in its varying degrees of severity. "This whore should be fucked to death and hacked into pieces," it says about female politicians in the digital space these days. Every second day a girl or woman gets murdered in Germany at the hand of a man. Those who disposed of the maltreated female body in the marshlands with no prospect of return think themselves in a false sense of security. Show and exhibition propose a rite of passage through which the order of precedence and territory will be redefined. Two threatening gestures appear in unusual conspicuousness: on the one hand the dead body as an archive, and on the other a presentation of dream images in which women turn to violence against men. The persistent narrative of violence against women will be interrupted for a moment. There is room for powerful dreams, which are woven into an intimidating spectacle.
Philip Theurer, Drummer
Philip Theurer studied jazz drums with Heinrich Köbberling in Leipzig, Germany. He tours internationally with his bands Ylativ Algo, 13 Year Cicada, Moritz Sembritzki, Jordan White Trio, I T O E and the quartet Konglomerat. Philip performed at the Keroxen Festival, the Leipzig Institute for Future and the Wisp Festival for Arts, Technology and Communication. His work is characterized by experimenting with various acoustic and electronic tonalities on drums. He plays with conventions, forms and clichés, and celebrates a lively exchange with artists from different disciplines. He won the first prize of the Spanish Jazz Upcoming Competition "Jazz Getxo" and the 2nd prize at the Belgian "Bjazz" Festival. In 2019, he collaborated with artist Katharina Haverich as part of a performance at Acker-Stadt-Palast in Berlin.
Raphaël De Courville, AR Creator
Interaction Designer • Creative Technologist • Co-founder of NEEEU • Former ART+COM • Host of Creative Code Berlin • Forever a student. Sometimes a teacher.
Julian Kamphausen, AR Dramaturg
Julian Kamphausen has been working in the field of performing arts since 1994. Among his own art projects, such as www.balafo.de for the Kulturstiftung des Bundes he works as a show director. He started directing the “Künstler gegen Aids Gala” (Artists against Aids Gala) more than 10 years ago and was responsible for Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary celebration at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Moreover he designs and curates congresses like the annual industry meeting of the performing arts for the Performing Arts Program (since 2013) or the Performersion, a cooperation of the Performing Arts Program with the re:publica for networking immersive and performing arts (since 2016). Furthermore he began working as the art director for the Hauptsache Frei Festival in Hamburg. In 2018, Julian and Katharina collaborated for her VR-Installation “Sequence of a Horse in Motion".
Roland Stuprich, D.O.P.
Roland Stuprich studied cinematography at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and works as a freelance DOP for cinema, television and advertising. Besides numerous feature films, he did commercial work for Netflix, UNIQLO, Adidas and Samsung. He was nominated for the German Camera Award and with his team he has won several prizes such as the Young Directors Award Cannes.
Hannes Bruun, Editor
Hannes Bruhn studied film editing at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and works as a freelance film editor, based in Berlin. His field of work ranges from feature films to documentaries and music videos. For his works with renowned directors Philip Gröning, Nicole Vögele or Soleen Yusef he has won several prizes: the Special Jury Award at the Film Festival Venice in 2013 for “Die Frau des Polizisten”, the Special Grand Prix at the Montreal World Film Festival in 2016 for “Haus ohne Dach” and the Special Jury Award at Film Festival Locarno in 2018 for “Closing Time”.
Thomas Wallmann, Sound Design
Thomas Wallmann is an audio engineer and works as a freelance sound designer with video and media artists for installations and exhibitions as well as for cinema, TV and advertising. Among others, he collaborated with video artist Clemens von Wedemeyer as well as media artist Peggy Buth. His works were presented at documenta 13, Ruhrtriennale, Berlinale, Berlin Biennale and on the French-German TV channel Arte. In 2018, he collaborated with artist Katharina for her VR-Installation “Sequence of a Horse in Motion".
Fernanda Parente, Supporting Program
Fernanda is a curator and entrepreneur with expertise in the motion pictures and film industry. She is passionate about the possibilities of immersive content (VR, MR, XR) and is interested in ideas at the intersection of art, science and technology. She has previously curated for the film and technology festival Digital Biscuit and re:publica Berlin. In 2018, Fernanda co-founded Selektor, a creative agency specialised in developing programme concepts and curating content for live events, such as festivals, conferences and exhibitions.
Yael Sherill, Producer
Yael Sherill is a freelance curator, cultural manager and dramaturg based in Berlin. In 2013 she founded B_Tour, a nomadic curatorial platform dedicated to immersive urban interventions in contemporary performance, sound and visual art, of which she is the artistic director. She has since curated festivals and individual projects in collaboration with institutions such as CLB Gallery Berlin, Copenhagen Art Week, ZK/U Berlin - Center for Art and Urbanistics, Public Art Lab Berlin, Belgrade International Theater Festival, The Center of Contemporary Art TeL-Aviv, The Lithuanian National Drama Theater and The Architecture Foundation Vilnius. Over the past 9 years she has also worked as a dramaturg, project manager and assistant director on interdisciplinary theatre projects by Rimini Protokoll, Ilya Khrzhanovsky and Center for Political Beauty among others.
Maren Möhlenkamp, Project Assistant
Maren trained in Event Management and Public Relations. She is currently studying Art History and Media Science. She works as an assistant curator at SCHWARZ CONTEMPORARY, a modern art gallery in Berlin. She has been working with Katharina since 2019.