HARTMANNMUELLER dedicate their new production to the space between nature and society. To retrace the strange networks that cover the earth today, they set up a laboratory in a staged space, a laboratory in which wild buds flourish. Because one thing is certain: The world in its hitherto existing categories no longer functions and it is time to question human self-conception as the crown of creation: Is humanity the result or antagonist of creation? Are we part of creation while we aim to rise above it as builders and destroyers?
The production casts light and shadow on narratives circling on nature and it awakens our recollections of childhood as an origin story. Instead of proven positions, HARTMANNMUELLER let fluid narratives flow, narratives in which they bathe destructive ideologies, soften them and in the best of cases, purge them. Are they explorers, participants in a test trial, onlookers or gods in all this?
A production by HARTMANNMUELLER, co-produced by tanzhaus nrw. Funded by Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf and Kunststiftung NRW.
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