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Aeon III | Joséphine Evrard

Aeon III | Recall

Live Environment
In the spaciousness and the simultaneity of everything happening, the bodies of the audience, like those of the performers, become a landscape. The vast space merges with the small figure, the single voice balances on the sound of the rush of traffic. The landscape becomes a body.

Daniela von Damaros: A Feeling for the Earth. The Body as a Way into Landscape in the Work of Sandra Man ︎

With Aeon III Adam (aka Sandra) Man continues the Aeon series of live art installations developed together with Moritz Majce and puts the human feeling for the environment in the center of the viewers' attention: Where are we when we are in the world?
In the live performance by Lisa Densem, Joséphine Evrard and Laura Siegmund on the wasteland in Lichtenberg, an alien expanse opens up in the middle of the increasingly densely built-up city. In the images of the corresponding installation at Uferstudios, the sense of space turns inward, condenses into a body cavity. Between boundlessness and closeness, exposure and security, our geo-existence finds expression in Aeon III.

The Live Performance

The live performance of Aeon is taking place on an abandoned site in Berlin Lichtenberg. It consists of three parts, shown in parallel, it works as a triptych. You move from one part to the other. The performers are spread over the vast territory. Each of the three performers – Lisa Densem, Joséphine Evrard, Laura Siegmund – are embodying one text in their specific relation to the landscape.
Joséphine walks a path and, as a visitor, you walk with her. She speaks while walking, she stops or sits down. Joséphine speaks the German version of the text The Street. Her path leads most of the time over the hill that closes the wasteland to the south. Joséphine does not repeat her path, she always walks somewhere else in her area.

Laura is on the other side of the wasteland, on the remains of parking lots. She moves ongoing for a long time from a specific state, she follows her deep listening. Her references are the concrete environment - the asphalt floor, the six-lane road, the air with its temperature here and now; and the text The Naked Earth. She listens to this text, which she knows by heart, as a soundtrack all the time. Every once in a while, much like an arm lifts or a head turns, the channel opens and you hear her speak aloud.
Lisa is in the middle of the wasteland, speaking the lyrics The Swamp in English, and you hear her through radio headphones that have a long range. With the headphones you can move how you want - you can go closer to Lisa or very, very far away. There are 12 headphones. Lisa moves slowly over a long distance. She speaks a long text and she loops, when she's done she starts again. She is in what she is doing and how she is doing it, in a very intense area between inside and outside, between state and addressing, between speaking and moving, between Joséphine and Laura.

Installation, Video, Text: Adam (aka Sandra) Man
Choreography and Live Performance: Lisa Densem, Joséphine Evrard, Laura Siegmund
Artistic Collaboration and Workshop-Direction: Moritz Majce
Ko-Curation: Daniela von Damaros
Dramaturgical Company: Felicitas Zeeden
Production Management: Micayla Smith, Tiphaine Carrère
Technical Direction: Marc Lagies

A Production by Moritz Majce + Adam (aka Sandra) Man.
Co-produced by Tanzfabrik Berlin.

Supported by NATIONALE PERFORMANCENETZ - STEPPING OUT. Gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz