Philipp Enders. BALKEN (TWO-PART STUDY)
Choreography, Performance, Sound and Set design: Philipp Enders
Mentors: Martin Nachbar, Jan Burkhardt
Many thanks to: all my friends, who contributed to the creation by coming to the studio to watch, discuss and give feedback and/or by participating in the ‘constellation practice’ for the second part.
This work is a study in two parts, investigating on the sensation and materiality of timber.
Part 1 –
«Yesterday I had the first rehearsal to my solo ‘Balken’. My attempt is to work with the sensation of warm wood. Wood that contains the warmth of the sun for instance, the sensation of being in an attic in summer; the particular sound of cracking wood – not because it is burning, but because it moves, because it expands and contracts, because it adjusts to its surroundings: to the temperature, to the atmosphere, to the tensions between the different beams carrying and supporting each other..»
– Philipp, in an email to a friend.
Part 2 –
«S.: They were no quiet in the past. They can contain a lot of sound, they were a lot of sound.
N.: This space can contain a lot of us. I can imagine that we are a lot a lot of people inside of it. And I can imagine this space without anyone of us, living a long time empty; without being boring or bored.»
– Sonia Garcia and Nathan Freyermuth, in a conversation during the ‘constellation practice’.
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