Urban installation and performance project
by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser
AQUAMARIN is an aesthetic confrontation with the element of water.
In our urban everyday lives those living in economically and climatically stable countries often take the element of water for granted. Yet only in rare exceptional circumstances we become aware of its existential meaning, wildness and sheer power.
But no matter how efficiently the water industry manages and regulates the way we deal with water, we maintain an unshakably sensual relationship with this element. Regardless of where or in what form water appears, it catches our attention, arouses our curiosity and lights up our passion.
Together with an international ensemble of six dancers and one sound artist, Hiesl + Kaiser bring the water into urban space. They create urban associations that intervene in a bizarrely poetic manner in the daily goings-on.
“Sometimes poetic, sometimes exciting, sometimes banal: an intervention in everyday urban life.”
theaterpur.net / Aug 2014 / Dietmar Zimmermann
Premiere: Düsseldorf, 2014 AQUAMARIN.40213 (Jubilee project, 25 Years of Kunststiftung NRW)
Further performances in: Cologne, AQUAMARIN.50678
Supported by Arts Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia and with the conceptual support from Cologne City Council and top-level funding from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
AQUAMARIN is a is a further development of [in] VISIBLE – [un] SICHTBAR, a joint production between the Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, the Nord Est Théâtre Thionville (France), the Théâtre National du Luxembourg, the Théâtre de Liège (Belgium) and the AGORA Theater in St.Vith (Belgium) as part of the cross-border network "TOTAL THEATRE" which is supported by the EU Interreg IVa Greater Region programme.
Costumes: Rupert Franzen
Technical director: Lutz Dunsing
Project assistance: Bettina Klinger, Anna Tenti
Organisation: Pascale Rudolph
Public relations: Katja Roters and Jana Bütow, Pascale Rudolph
Graphic design: Steffen Missmahl
Documentation Photo: Roland Kaiser
Documentation Film: Michael Maurissens
Legal advice: Reinhard Bergmann
Editorial assistant: Burkhart Siedhoff
Organisation assistant: Jana Marscheider
Translation: Vivien E. Smith
Management: Burkhart Siedhoff