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In girum #4 in Dock 11, Berlin, 13>16 March 2008

To struggle

Diego Chamy:
dance | Robin Hayward: music

Robin Hayward and Diego Chamy’s work is based on an improvisation of non-reaction, in which the apparent discourse between the two artists turns out to be two separated series of events, each taking place in solitary confinement. This impracticable communication acts as a starting point for a kind of drama, where the stage becomes a diagonal line in which different kinds of events are thrown: concentrations and dispersions of the space-time provided by a percussive and noise-based approach to tuba playing, twisted and out-of-confusion actions and inactions, fake movements, forced displacements and invisible gestures.

A palindrome has no exit. Once you enter, the only thing you will find is the entrance again and again. Maybe the exit is in the middle, in the form of a thin invisible line. But maybe we need alternative ways of escape. In any case, it’s a baroque room without exits carrying a strong dramatic impulse. It prevents the movements as translations in a given plane by reversing their direction in an unexpected moment. Its effects constitute a world of reflections populated by blurred subjects that already lost the ownership of their actions. Robin’s musical discourse and my movements-actions are two entrances that won’t communicate. There will be a thin line where an encounter can happen, but this possibility won’t dissolve the feeling of desperation for going out of the series and jump into a different plane. This jump can remain virtual or actual, and it will introduce or only suppose any chance of consumption.

The tuba player and composer Robin Hayward, born in Brighton, England in 1969, has been based in Berlin since 1998. He has radically extended the tuba’s potential both in the areas of noise and microtonality, and his compositions for other instruments reflect a similar medium-specific approach. As an interpreter his specific playing ability has been utilized by leading composers such as Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff and Peter Ablinger. He has toured extensively both solo and in collaboration. His research to date has been documented in his solo CD Valve Division and numerous collaborative releases. Active in many contemporary music ensembles including Phosphor, Ictus and Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, in 2005 he founded Zinc & Copperworks for continued research into brass instruments.

Diego Chamy (b.1975 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a multidisciplinary artist who has just moved to Berlin. His work was exclusively focused in improvised and experimental music, playing a drastically reduced percussion set until 2004, but since 2005 he stopped playing music and all at once started to work in other art fields such as performance-art, dance, video-art and sound poetry, somehow traducing the background concepts of his work in music into other media. He has collaborated with musicians and composers devoted to experimental and contemporary music, and also worked with dancers, choreographers, visual artists and film directors in a large number of projects around Europe, South America, the USA and Israel.

Las manos. Son dos

Constanza Brncic: dance - Ferran Fages: music

De pie.
Para no enredarse con la sombra.
La sombra ensambla referencias
equívocas. Cabeza y rodilla,
por ejemplo. O peor,
hombro y objeto sanitario.

De pie.
Para abreviar.

Chantal Maillard, Hilos

Not to tangle with shadow.
Shade joins equivocal referencies. Head and knee,
for exemple. Or worst,
shoulder and sanitary object.

To abbreviate.

Constanza Brncic Monsegur lives in Barcelona (with her daughter Gabriela) where she develops her work as a dance maker, improviser and teacher. In 2000 she creates the association La Sospechosa, creating and producing various projects that have in common an concern in body and representation. These projects are developed in several areas: group improvisation work in different contexts (street, jails, hospitals, studio), dance pieces, art and technology projects, and learning-teaching situations. In the last years, he has collaborated, learned from, accompanied, met: Carme Torrent, Andrés Corchero, Rosa Muñoz, Hisako Horikawa, Frank van de Ven, Lisa Nelson, Steve Paxton, Matt Davis, Gabriel Brncic, Teresa Monsegur, Joan Saura, Anna Subirana, Ferran Fages, Liba Villavechia, Agustí Fernández, Malpelo dance co., Victoria Szpunberg, Noemí Sjöberg, Núria Izquierdo, colectivo IBA and others. Her work has been seen in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Argentina, Peru and Chile.

Ferran Fages plays guitar, amplifiers, turntables and electronics (“feedback mixing board”, pick-ups and oscillators). He lives and works in Barcelona (Spain). He was member of the collective IBA from 1999 to 2006. He’s very active in improvisation since 2000, playing with regular projects such as: Cremaster and Fages-Barberán-Costa Monteiro trio among others. He’s currently working with dancer Constanza Brncic in the project ENTRA that will be premiered in may 2008.

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Artistic supervision: Ines Birkhan + Bertram Dhellemmes