he wolf / she Man


sonic performance art for a couple

by Katharina Haverich and Christopher Hotti Böhm


Programming Holger Heißmeyer

current shows


31. May + 01. June 2019

Show starts at 22.30h, yes, late night

Alte Münze (basement) 


co-produced by Alte Münze

"he wolf / she man"

music video 

previous shows

BAM! Berliner Festival für aktuelles Musiktheater


Acker Stadt Palast (basement)


fleet street theatre (Hamburg) 

06. September 2018

after fleetinsel gallery Rundgang 


former butcher shop (basement)


Mareschstr (Berlin-Neukölln)


Centro Negra


AADK Spain 



 "...an experiment inside of an experiment which touches on the need for - and fear of - human transformation. The work is visually, aurally, and atmospherically stunning and continually surprising, simultaneously poetic and disturbing, engaging in every way."

- Brina Stinehelfer, Artistic Director of the Ehemaliges Stummfilm Kino Delphi (Berlin)


On this dark playground a couple messes with each other's gestalten. A psychogeography of physical partner relationships unfolds through a chain of treatments and batteries.

"He-Wolf / She-Man" is the first part of the performance series Living Transitional States. This non-linear performance art show revives past desires and anxieties. While exploring universal means of transformation the show exhibits the uncanniness of the familiar confrontation between man and woman.  


During their artists residency in the caves of the Spanish mountains of Centro Negra, Katharina Haverich and Christopher Hotti Böhm ran various trials to find methods and processes of transformation.    

Entlang einer Kette gegenseitiger Transformationen – Behandlungen, Bearbeitungen, Zurichtungen – entfaltet "He Wolf / She Man" eine Psychogeographie körperlicher Paarbeziehungen und techno-fetischistischer Geschlechterbilder. Im Keller einer ehemaligen Schlachterei in Berlin-Neukölln arbeiten reales Ambiente und Installation luzide zusammen, die Handlungen alternierend zwischen dem mit Untersuchungsinstrumenten und -objekten angereicherten Raum von Katharina Haverich und dem technisch-alchimistischen Produktionslabor von Christopher Böhm. Wo in jenem sich gleich zu Beginn funktionslos gewordene Leuchtstoffröhren unter den High Heels früherer Weiblichkeit in den klang splitternder Glasknochen verwandeln, lässt sich in diesem der Verwandlung von Klangelementen postmaskuliner Gleichschaltungsmusik technoiden Untergrunds in flüssige Form beiwohnen. Zerbrechlichkeit, Sorgfalt, Miteinander, Gegeneinander und funktionale Brutalität wohnen hier dicht an dicht, ohne sich gegenseitig zu stören, und fließen zwischen den beiden Performenden hin und her.

Arne Vogelgesang, director and performer, internil (Berlin)

"...the performance opens up exiting, never tangible fields of tension between the performers, the domestic environment, medical sterility and audio-technological elements. The audience is free to walk through this experiential space, in which the performers manage to keep impressively calm and present [...].

- Steffi Kowalski, Artistic Director of Space/Time Berlin for Video and Performance Art (Berlin) 

  "...an immersive experience that raises questions about identity,

human relationships, evolution and artistic processes."

- Elena Azzadin, Director of the Residency Programm at AADK (Spain)