Fuge/Fuge moves and flows between flags and seams, pours into the space in between, finds resonance in the here and now, but is also the echo of notes long past of well-tempered pianos.
In this “inbetween”, somewhere in the no man’s land between image, movement and sound, encounters .
We raise the grey flag, thereby marking the territory of this radical interspace and celebrating its role as a connecting element.
The leading lady of this process is Cornelia Böhnisch. Celebrated in Tokyo for her drastic pictorial worlds, here she meets with the Berlin-based artist Simon Schäfer. This sculptor and graduate of the Royal College of Arts in London builds sculptural music instruments that create acoustic spaces between the extremes.
Composer and DJ Hüseyin Evirgen acts as the grout that provides structure. Katharina Schrott adds choreographic associations and Georg Hobmeier is responsible for admonition and organisation. And Gudrun Raber-Plaichinger, Yoko Yagihara and Pascale Staudenbauer provide further artistic points of intersection.
The technical and lighting aspects of the various places, functions and happenings are handled by Alexander Breitner.
Baroque and opulent in grey.
On stage: Cornelia Böhnisch, Simon Schäfer,
Gudrun Raber-Plaichinger, Yoko Yagihara, Pascale Staudenbauer
In collaboration with Hüseyin Evirgen, Katharina Schrott, Georg Hobmeier
Tech/Lighting: Alexander Breitner, Robert Schmidjell
Excerpts from “Gott ist tot! Es lebe die Fuge” by Jan Ulrich Hasecke
Between flags (swaying with a heraldic motion, only to be draped in a heap on the floor and then untangled again) and seams, Cornelia Böhnisch and her Berlin-based colleague Simon Schäfer, who is mainly at the console controlling the electronic sounds, search for the “inbetween” and the “in the middle” … The presence of dance, music, as well as ecstasy: it remains open to anything and everything.
Salzburger Nachrichten – Karl Harb
When Cornelia Böhnisch and Simon Schäfer take the stage together, the audience can look forward to something great … It is a special and strangely fascinating place that the “Fuge” creates. A non-place that exists nonetheless, at least for the duration of the performance.
Salzburger Wochenspiegel – Veronika Zangl