Turbinenhalle at the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
Turbinenhalle at the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum | © Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

Queer transformation processes seize both bodies and space, causing dizziness and peeling away the surface of the walls, exposing their brickwork.

About the production

The Turbinenhalle remains in Bochum’s Westpark, where it lies like a removed appendix. This production centre has lost its original purpose and now has new occupants: Sarah Nemtsov’s instrumental cycle Haus has moved into the space, felt its surfaces and innards, built «rooms» on top of each other and snuggled into a «garret», put in windows to the imagination and can no longer find the «door». Solo miniatures and ensemble pieces for harp, flute, clarinet, percussion and electro-acoustic instruments create a multi-dimensional structure and negotiate complex states of community, isolation and lack of contact. The audience navigates this staged installation with its own steps and can select visual axes and speeds of movement to suit itself, while the spatial composition continually pushes the senses into a state of productive disorientation.

The direction and video work of Heinrich Horwitz and Rosa Wernecke trace memories of violent experiences, tearing down the old to create the nucleus for a new, utopian construction. Queer transformation processes seize both bodies and space, causing dizziness and peeling away the surface of the walls, exposing their brickwork: «This is a dark house, very big. / I made it myself, / Cell by cell from a quiet corner, / Chewing at the grey paper, / Oozing the glue drops, / Whistling, wiggling my ears, / Thinking of something else» (Sylvia Plath).

G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH

Produced by Ruhrtriennale.

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