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Danse Macabre and the Burning of the Bugs

Joni & Marc met 5 years ago in South Africa​. Since then the biomass of flying insects has declined by about 14%, as studies in Germany and Puerto Rico have shown. When Joni & Marc were kids, there where 4 times more flying insects than now. Since then the amount of beatles, flies, bees and …

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X Fastidiosa

a short film by by Tizo All & Marc Philipp Gabriel  In the pandemic-stricken olive groves of Puglia, Southern Italy, two human bodies emerge from the trees for a dance of death. PERFORMANCE Tizo All & Marc Philipp Gabriel CHOREOGRAPHY Tizo All MUSIC Marc Philipp Gabriel CAMERA | EDITING Marc Philipp Gabriel Duration: 1 …

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WHERE WE ARE NOW

Lilo & Marc keep on living an everyday passive activism: a being together that regards mutual responsibility and care as radically indispensable. Since some years we have found a performativity in our dance practice that lies between intimacy, distance, closeness, anaesthesia of the sexual body, humor, frustration, excitement and boredom that has gained a new …

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SALTO

SALTO is a shimmering slow-motion 10-min-rollercoaster of frictions between rocks, skin, saltwater, wind, feathers, fur, moss and concrete. A single panning movement of the camera circumscribes the dramatically contrasting landscapes of Madeira Island, Portugal. When a human body emerges from the ground in a single dance move, time is removed for a moment before everything …

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Pina Bausch Fellowship 2019

Marc Philipp Gabriel is a Berlin based performance artist working with body, voice, installation, video and architecture from the perspective of dance and movement. His fellowship partner is Dançando com a Diferença dance company (Portugal), who work with physically and mentally differently abled people of all ages. Marc will learn about their understanding of dance …

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Drag in Japan – AJIMA

Shot at locations in Japan, April 2019 CONCEPT Marc Philipp Gabriel & Maija KarhunenPERFORMANCE AJIMAMAKE-UP Marc Philipp Gabriel COSTUMES Maija KarhunenPHOTOGRAPHY Marc Philipp Gabriel “Drag in Japan – AJIMA” is a performative photo project that extends the notion of drag from gender performance on stage to identity performance in public. It is the second series …

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BETWEEN HORIZONS

Between Horizons is a new collaborative piece from an international team of artists working in our current epoch. Creating a space of visual and physical navigation, this performance invites the audience to filter through visions of how our lives are shaped by circumstance, privilege, and transformation. Pondering the Anthropocene – our current geological time frame …

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FLEISCHLICHE FREUDEN

Grażyna Roguski has developed a loosely woven tableau vivant of gestures and actions, which lies somewhere between a fashion show and a moving sculpture and makes reference to Carolee Schneemann’s 1964 performance ›Meat Joy‹. FLEISCHLICHE FREUDEN deals with the situation captured in long-since canonised images of the Fluxus movement in the ‘60s and ‘70s, one …

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Drag in Japan – TASO

Shot at locations in Japan, April 2018 CONCEPT Marc Philipp Gabriel & Asaf Aharonson PERFORMANCE / CO-CREATION TASO MAKE-UP and COSTUMES Asaf Aharonson PHOTOGRAPHY Marc Philipp Gabriel Supported by SEIUNKAN AIR Artist-in-Residence programme, Komoro, Japan The character TASO (performed by Asaf Aharonson) moves between modes of transness, starting from the act of drag as a …

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AJIMA

AJIMA

The performance AJIMA stages a character that oscillates between real and fake, private and public, quotidien and theatrical. Throughout the piece, the ambiguity of our wavering identities and roles, our assumptions on others in social interactions become a life exhibition, are cast a spotlight on, and are processed in a collective ritual. The self-referential character …

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