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February 4, 2005
"In this shadowy world of snitches and constant surveillance,
a pornographer named Carla (Carla Aulaulu) sells Joanna tidbits
about Franz's activities.."
Carla Aulaulu selling information and
porn out of her wicker handbag...The long, long static shots. The
long, long silences.
of the Plague
A woman roams through the streets of Berlin, a city defined by being inbetween.
Prenzlauer Berg, a neighbourhood of former east Berlin inhabited by artists and alternative thinkers experienced a boom in the 90s and has one of the highest birthrates in Europe. Yet still, physical emptiness is one of the defining characteristics of the city.
Carla is a peddler and informant who trades secrets through images displayed on a suitcase that she carries. As a ubiquitous presence, she moves through the city and appears within private courtyards, street corners, and U-Bahn stops. The scenes that she uncovers are of transitional spaces, entrances, hallways, aisles and waiting rooms. They are inbetween spaces, mostly empty, except for the brief appearance of a sole person who just as quickly disappears.
The performance focuses on the qualities of time and space within these interstices, and is a series of silent tableaux between physical/mediated space.
performed during the Transmediale05 Festival (Berlin), 2005.
Nominated for Transmediale05 award
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