BLICK AUF DAS BEWEGTE BILD

PAST DATES:


22.-30.June 2017


Belluard Festival

Fribourg

Switzerland

(French, German,

English)

An audio play on the act of looking

The place, or rather non-place, is the starting point for the experience created by Britt Hatzius. The audience looks out on to a wasteland. Through the headphones they are wearing, they listen to children describing that very scene. What starts out as a kind of hold, as a straightforward close observation exercise, gradually evolves into a more dynamic process as the young commentators start to imagine: what would have once stood on this piece of land? And what might occupy it in the future?

Britt Hatzius created the soundtrack during a workshop with local children. A poetic reflection on absence, the possible, and the traces left by the past in the context of the urban transformations Fribourg is witnessing.



The piece is developed site-specifically for Fribourg and is a commission by Belluard Festival.

It will be available as an audio track for 6 audience members at a time, available at the ticket office throughout the festival between 18:00-21:00.


It will be available in French, German and English, recorded with three different groups of children, who are unrehearsed. All three language tracks will therefore differ from each other.



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Team

Direction / concept - Britt Hatzius

Special effects - Amir Bornstein

Assistant - Delphine Niederberger

Participating children - Cosma, Lola, Lucile, Angelina (FR)Fanny, Leo, Anna, Anastasia, (DE) Maxim, Miila, Nico, Florence (ENG)

FRIBOURG Switzerland

REGARD SUR L’IMAGE EN MOVEMENT

VIEW ONTO THE MOVING IMAGE

Audio performance

AS PART OF:

TRUCK TRACKS RUHR #1

ALBUM OBERHAUSEN


Audio Track


DE

Was sehen Erwachsene und was sehen Kinder? Während des 5-minütigen Blickes auf eine Brache hören wir Stimmen von 8-10jährigen aus Oberhausen, die eine Landschaft beschreiben, deren Ziel noch genau so wenig feststeht wie die Zukunft ebendieser Kinder.


Sprecher, ungeprobt: Ben, Felix und Rosalie



ENG

What do adults see and what to children see? During this

5 minute view onto an abandoned field we hear voices of 8-10 year olds from Oberhausen describing a landscape whose future is just as uncertain as that of the children.


Unrehearsed speakers: Ben, Felix and Rosalie


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Commissioned by Rimini Protokoll (Stefan Kaegi) as part of TRUCK TRACKS RUHR 2016. Presented in cooperation with KURZFILMTAGE OBERHAUSEN, LUDWIGGALLERY SCHLOSS OBERHAUSEN and produced by URBANE KUENSTE RUHR.


A truck becomes a mobile auditorium that drives through the city of Oberhausen, framing the city outside. 7 artists have been invited to create 7 audio tracks for 7 different locations in Oberhausen. Over the course of one year (2016-2017), 49 views will be ‘staged’ within Germany’s Ruhr Valley.


More info: http://www.trucktracksruhr.de







About

BLICK AUF DAS BEWEGTE BILD:


The Audio Track was created specifically for this context: the audience sit inside the truck looking out onto this empty field for 5 minutes. During this time three children aged between 8-10 from Oberhausen describe the view the audience is looking at.


The audio recording of the children was made at Theater Oberhausen while they watched (for the first time/ unrehearsed) a video recording of that same view. Over the course of the 5 minutes their descriptions turn into interpretations, and the stability of the ‘live’ image in front of the audience slowly merges into a past or future scenario that is both speculative and personal to the children.



PASSED DATES:


21.April - 10.May 2016

Truck Tracks Ruhr

Oberhausen, DE

(German)

OBERHAUSEN

Germany

Documentation of Audio Track on Vimeo:

https://vimeo.com/168497395

Photos: Marion Savoy