STAYING WITH THE TROUBLE

Zitadelle Spandau

23.5– 29.5. 2019

​​UNRUHIG BLEIBEN/STAYING WITH THE TROUBLE Inspired by the writing of Donna Haraway Set design and video installation

The excess population of human beings is taken on shocking dimensions – is it time to rethink things? Inspired by Donna Haraway, Unruhig bleiben/Staying with the Trouble invites the audience to experience a collective, speculative fabulation about five generations of a symbiogenetic connection between humanity and monarch butterflies.

Five life stories between 2025 and 2425 make up this attempt to redesign the art of living together on a damaged planet.

Anne Duk Hee Jordan created for this play a set design full of acting critters and a video wall bringing in the story of Camille and her symbionts: a kaleidoscope of metamorphosis between amphibians, bacteria, cannibalism, climate change, compost, landscapes, mushrooms and mating insects.

Dramaturgy: Carlos Manuel

Set Design: Anne Duk Hee Jordan

Set Design: & Video Projections: Simone Serlenga

Visual research: Pauline Doutreluingne

Sound: Neda Sanai

Technical engineer: Andreas Marckscheffel

Assistant: Michelle Se Yoon

Venue: Zitadelle Spandau

Funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

photo: Zitadelle Spandau - Simone Serlenga