Shifting Systems

  • 2021

  • Participation

  • Performance

  • Dialogue

What is our relationship to our environment? Where do we find ourselves located and in which systems and realities? Who shapes them and in what ways do we create them ourselves?

In SHIFTING SYSTEMS, the MichaelDouglas collective develops an instrument of choreographic ecology: architecture, light, sound and body create an ecosystem that makes the interrelations hidden within it transparent to the audience at all times. In the process, the ecological worldview is translated into a performance context. SHIFTING SYSTEMS is based on an architectural and participatory system that places the elements used - light, sound, movement, objects and space - in a relationship to each other. Sound and light, for example, are activated by touching surfaces or by movement. The performance offers the participants, who watch or intervene themselves, a space of experience to perceive themselves in relation to the environment and to observe their role in the ecosystem through choreographic and architectural means.

Concept MichaelDouglas Kollektiv und Nový Priestor c.o.
Choreography & Performance
Sabina Perry, Douglas Bateman, Michael Maurissens
Katarína Brestovanská (Nový Priestor c.o.)
Jana Smokoňová (Nový Priestor c.o.)
Technical direction and concept
Martin Kosorín (Nový Priestor c.o.)
Technical support
Marco Wehrspann
Sound Design
Adam Ster, Martin Kosorín
Production maganement
Fee Josten
neurohr & andrä
Nový Priestor c.o., Bratislava, Slovakei, Alte Feuerwache Köln
Kulturamt Stadt Köln, Ministeriums für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, Slovak Art Council

Special thanks to Andreas Schmitz

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