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© Katrin Ribbe

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 (2013–2022) 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 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. 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. 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

Around the Turbine Hall, you can discover the sound installations Glass, Gulli, Wall, Roof and Garage by Sarah Nemtsov before HAUS's performances.

G. Ricordi & Co. Bühnen- und Musikverlag GmbH

Produced by Ruhrtriennale.

HAUS
HAUS | © Katrin Ribbe, Ruhrtriennale 2022
HAUS
HAUS | © Katrin Ribbe, Ruhrtriennale 2022
HAUS
HAUS | © Katrin Ribbe, Ruhrtriennale 2022
HAUS
HAUS | © Katrin Ribbe, Ruhrtriennale 2022
HAUS
HAUS | © Katrin Ribbe, Ruhrtriennale 2022
HAUS
HAUS | © Katrin Ribbe, Ruhrtriennale 2022
Director Heinrich Horwitz presenting the Turbinenhalle at the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum

Sarah Nemtsov — »Zimmer I-IV« (2013/2019)
live recording of the premiere of the version with new »Zimmer IV« – 1 September 2019, Radialsystem Berlin, Ensemble Adapter, International Contemporary Ensemble and Ensemble Offspring

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