Performance and installation in urban public space

by Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser in cooperation with Kulturbüro Krefeld
Performance: Lenah Flaig and Helena Miko

UNFASSBAR is a production in two parts combining elements of installation and performance art.

UNFASSBAR (German for intangible, inconceivable, inapprehensible, incomprehensible) shines a light on the fragile balance between order and chaos in complex systems and processes. The project draws its inspiration from the physical phenomenon of wind, which can set things in motion in a “magical” manner and blows with a force that can have either a constructive or destructive effect. UNFASSBAR places a performative “wind laboratory” in a public urban setting.
Its focus is on the fragile relationship between man and the environment. UNFASSBAR investigates the tension between the factors of chance and control in a closed system. The project opens up related spaces that provide room for reflection about nature and civilisation, and creates moments and images that sway between delicate poetry and unbridled power.

The performance and installation art space that forms the "wind laboratory" comprises an enclosed structure made of sea containers that onlookers can peer into.

Talk at the Container: As part of UNFASSBAR, two public debates will be held in a discursive format. Dr. Lothar Kittstein (author and dramaturge) and his guest speakers Dr. Amrei Bahr (philosopher, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf) and Leonie Bremer (Fridays for Future) will talk about philosophical, environmental and socio-political aspects of the topic of intangibility. Both talks will be followed by a discussion with the audience.


DATES KREFELD as part of the format MOVE! in town
PLACE: Joseph-Beuys-Platz

Installation: 21.09. and 22.09. from 11am till 5pm
Performance: 21.09. and 22.09. from 5pm till 7:30pm


PLACE: Rheinauhafen, Harry-Blum-Platz

30.09., 01.10., 02.10. from 11am till 5pm
03.10, 05.10., 06.10. from 3pm till 9pm
07.10., 08.10., 09.10. from 11am till 5pm

30.09., 01.10., 02.10., 07.10., 08.10., 09.10. from 5pm till 7:30pm

Talk at the Container:
Talk-1 / 03.10. von 11.30 Uhr bis 13.00 Uhr / panel discussion with Dr. Amrei Bahr (philosopher) and Dr. Lothar Kittstein (author and dramaturg)
Talk-2 / 09.10., 15.00 Uhr bis 16.30 Uhr / panel discussion with Leonie Bremer (Fridays for Future) and Dr. Lothar Kittstein (author and dramaturg)

The performances may be postponed in the event of heavy rain or extreme weather conditions. For the latest information, please check our Facebook page or visit the “News” section on our website www.angiehiesl-rolandkaiser.com

Premiere: Krefeld, 21. September 2021

Fundet by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, Kunststiftung NRW, Kulturbüro Krefeld, Stadt Krefeld.
Angie Hiesl Produktion receives conceptual support from Cologne City Council and top-level funding from the State of North Rhine Westphalia (NRW).

With the friendly support of: Quartier am Hafen, Bauwens Holding, Kölner Kulturpaten e.V., Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt

Thanks to: We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone involved in the project for their immense dedication. Our special thanks go to: Andreas Schmitz (Quartier am Hafen), Alexander Jacobi (Bauwens Holding), Ralf Reuten and Martina Oelke (HGK Köln), the offices of public order of the cities of Cologne and Krefeld, Martin Kammann, Michael Reyl, Dr.-Ing. Edgar Augenstein, Kurt Krause, DuMont publishing company and all those who helped on the project after this flyer went to press and could therefore no longer be mentioned individually.