christians//schwenk (Berlin)

Photo: Burçak Konukman

Biography:

We sweated our way into the hearts of our audience. In ambiguous aesthetics and intense moments with our audience we are dangerous and wonderful. In our queerfeminist performances, we resist common theatrical logic on stage and backstage, mainly in Lower Saxony and Berlin. Also notoriously known as Isi and Marja, we never sweat alone: in regularly*changing collaborations with the object*choreographer Ayélen Cantini, the dramaturgical DISCOURSE+CONTENTkollektiv with visual artist Burçak Konukman and critical philosopher Melmun Bajarchuu, as well as for the first time in 2019 with four free-floating*radical artists*. We will soon reveal who this will be. Stay tuned!

Project description:

We – christians//schwenk + riebensahm + kompliz*innen – invite our audience to take a step further in the armchairs of their structural comforts. In our performative Feminist Survival Kit, inspired by Sara Ahmed, we cultivate power-critical plants: they are witnesses to concrete situations of structural grievances. With a magical-feminist toolbox we develop scenic consequences and practice solidarity actions on stage and backstage: It becomes uncomfortable for us as well to practice listening to each other and being more consistent. This gradually makes us all sweat. This evening tackles power structures. Do you also want a plant?

SWEAT is supported by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony.

Upcoming residencies:

    • August 12, 2019 - August 26, 2019
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    • christians//schwenk
    • September 30, 2019 - October 11, 2019
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    • christians//schwenk
    • October 21, 2019 - November 17, 2019
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    • christians//schwenk

Upcoming show:

    • November 29, 2019 - November 30, 2019
    SWEAT
    • christians//schwenk