STUDIO URBANISTAN is a Leipzig-based label for performative incidents in urban space and stands for the joint works of Clara Minckwitz and Julia Lehmann. Since 2014 we have been creating new experiential and encounter spaces between audio tour, site-specific performance and research theater in collaboration with changing artists, producers, performers and/or the local population.
In a ballet for four “mothers” in excavators on a waste ground, we question the place of parents in the working world in a rough setting with big machines. We clear away, we dig deep, we shovel away and re-layer. There’s also a lot that has to come out after the pandemic. The excavators do their work stoically, the parents inside are allowed to shout themselves out, let their rage out in earthy force and embody other, unheard voices.