Visual artists Anna Estarriola and Johanna Ketola create a series of performances in different locations of the public spaces of Munich by staging camouflaged situations, or in cinematographic terms scenes, that melt into the every day life of the city. The body of the piece consists of the presence of approximately fifty Munich citizens as performers. By working in the public space, the artists include also the by-passers into the scenes as potential audience, actors or both. In the piece the city is understood as the scenery and the people who inhabit it as part of it.
The scenes, that are based in four colors and common human behavior patterns, are made also into a short film. The film will be screened during the opening hours of Do Tank in Muffathalle. The audience is able to follow a double existence of the work; one layer is taking place on the screen and the other one in the actual city scape. The scenes are visible in the movie and can be experienced on the locatios as well.
WITHIN proposes, through subtle visual and dramaturgical impact, sensitivity and contemplative attitude toward one's surroundings. The project underlines the relevance of the latent and the everyday-life-like qualities of human existence. The observation of this might include boredom, patience and being perplexed, yet consist of moments of surprise and beauty.
HOW TO TAKE PART IN THE PERFORMANCE AS AUDIENCE - GENERAL USER MANUAL
The artists invite and challenge you to take part in the observation of the everyday surroundings of the city of Munich by attending some or all of the four 'Within' performances. To make you as an audience as comfortable as possible, the artists have created guidelines, so to say "a general Within user manual". If you wish to attend 'Within', please take a look at the friendly remarks that you find below.
* The duration of each performance is approximately 1,5 hours. Audience is welcome at any moment of the time span of the performance.
* The audience is encouraged to keep their eyes open and be sensitive to the surrounding/location they are guided to. The audience is also encouraged to have a patient mindset and to confront any feelings of boredom with a curious spirit.
* The audience is encouraged to make themselves comfortable by treating themselves well with a cup of coffee or tea to accompany the experiencing the work/the surrounding. Depending on the performance spot, you are invited to find a comfortable spot for yourself to sit, but also wander around the location.
* The audience members are also invited to avoid appearing like audience members that have come to see a performance, but instead encouraged to "camouflage" themselves to melt into the surrounding of the city as an "anybody". This can be approached in a very relaxed manner and do not need any preparation; you are invited to be just yourself, but asked to avoid as much as it is possible showing to the others that you are following a performance. This is a secret we share with you.
All the performances are free of charge.
In the following paragraphs you find individual extra guidelines for each performance
Taking the map as your reference, feel free to browse this marked Marienplatz area according to your own intuition. We anyhow encourage you also to consider a specific and comfortable spot to experience this performance or part of it; The Richart Cafe on the south side of Marienplatz, on the opposite side of the City Hall. If in the cafe, try to find a seat near the window, where it is possible to see outside well. For browsing outside on the November Marienplatz, you may want to dress up warm. Like mentioned in the general guidelines for Within, keep your eyes open for the life around you and confront any feeling of boredom with a curious spirit!
Starring: Silvia Bochenek / Beate Bock / Nina Vanessa Buss / Sarah Helming / Sirianna Helming / Sabine Holm / Sara Knight / Victoria Lang / Katrin Mayer / Monika Niessl / Birgit Schuhbeck / Anita Trusheim / Andrea Thurner
Feel free to browse the Max Weber metro station area according to your own intuition. You may want to get a coffee or tea at the station kiosk on the upper floor or find also a seat for yourself at times in the platform area on the bottom floor. You may want to arrive at the station from above the ground, but you are very welcome to use your most convenient way of arriving. Like mentioned in the general guidelines for Within, keep your eyes open for the life around you and confront any feeling of boredom with a curious spirit!
Starring: Elsabe von Schaumann-Werder, Laura Jimenez, Claudia Hofmann, Pamela Berckemeyer, Emilia Socha, Napoleon Mancheno, Kartin Mayer, Simone Marquis, Vivienne Marquis, Evelyn Slotty, Alina Aladag, Judith Hummel, Josephine Pachta-Reyhofen, Sabine Holm
Taking the marked route in the map as your reference (you might want to print it to take a copy with you), feel free to browse this specific Englischer Garten area according to your own intuition. You may want to dress up warm, since the performance is taking place outside in the park. We suggest you to enter the path either from the entrance 1 or entrance 2 (see the map) and follow the path in a slow pace, taking rest at the benches when needed. You might want to take a cup of coffee or a tea from the cafe Fräulein Grüneis on the south side of the park to accompany you on this wintery garden route. Like mentioned in the general guidelines for Within, keep your eyes open for life around you and confront any feeling of boredom with a curious spirit!
Starring: Luise Bundschuh, Anna Estarriola, Hajo Grunow, Johanna Ketola, Florian Laber, RitaLYn, Julia Niewöhner, Josephine Pachta-Reyhofen, Elisabeth Schmid, Steffi Vosshage,
Feel free to find a comfortable spot to sit in the Shelling Salon cafe restaurant. If possible, choose a seat with good visibility to the cafe sapce and the windows. We encourage you to relax and do anything you would like to do on a Sunday afternoon in a cafe; may it be ordering your favorite food, having coffee or cake, reading a newspaper or a book or meeting friends amongst others. Like mentioned in the general guidelines for Within, keep your eyes open for the life around you and confront any feeling of boredom with a curious spirit!
Starring: Dana, Pamela Berckemeyer, Beate Bock, Sybille Böhm, Katharina Daenzer, Elisabeth Helming, Laura Gimenez , Hajo Grunow, Helene Köck, Stefan Metzger, Julia Mudrich, Josephine Pachta-Reyhofen, Monika Sanou, Hella Schmedes,