STILL LIFE

Photo: Alexander Pannier
A CHORUS FOR ANIMALS, PEOPLE AND ALL OTHER LIVES

Whose life counts as life? Democratic societies are founded on the separation, control and exploitation of existences considered redundant. Borders, walls, camps and digital identification techniques guarantee our carefree existence.
Still Life is a choral manifesto of a re-invented society. The chorus poses the question of how we can sustain and rebuild connections in an era of mass epidemic, mass digitalization and mass extinction. Crossing all boundaries, the chorus creates a song to reveal the pervasive mechanisms of exclusion and violence that have culminated in recurring genocides, turning »never again« into »Auschwitz no end«. This blunt digital song is combined with an ecstatic hymne of infinitive life, aiming to rebuild the common world through a chorus of all beings: humans and non-humans, the living and the dead, animals, plants, bacteria and viruses. Connecting force will be the god of undivided life, of pre and post-human times: a multiplied digital Dionysus.

This digital song is combined with an ecstatic hymne of infinitive life, aiming to rebuild the common world through a chorus of all beings: humans and non-humans, the living and the dead, animals, plants, bacteria and viruses.
Photo: Ute Langkafel
WE MUST REINVENT EVERYTHING STARTING FROM THE COMMUNITY.
NOTHING IS MORE URGENT TODAY IN THIS CRITICAL SITUATUATION.
WE MUST REINVENT SOCIETY- AND WE NEED IT TO DO IT NOW
Photo: Ute Langkafel
STILL LIFE is a choral manifesto of a re-invented society.
Connecting force will be the god of undivided life, of pre and post-human times: a multiplied digital Dionysus.
Photo: Lutz Knospe
It’s about the creation of a new society. It’s designed to include everyone, animals and plants as well, everything that lives. A radical new world of relations should appear. You regard animals and plants as citizens of this new republic? That’s the dream of course: a community of all forms of life.

CREDITS

 

Eine Produktion des Maxim Gorki Theaters. Still Life ist Teil des Projektes Chorus of Women Berlin, gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes und aus Mitteln des Landes Berlin, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

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