In the Park at the fountain square near the district court Wedding
Fragility and coherence, construction and deconstruction, boundaries and porosity – these apparent antagonisms are being analysed in Monika Dorniak’s ‘The Amplification Of Fluctuations’ together with five dancers. In Dorniak’s newly choreographed collective work, the interdisciplinary artist continues to search for solidarity in a pluralised society which is hyper-connected and, at the same time, increasingly separated. The dancers are intuitively de/-constructing the foundations of the human community throughout the performance and depict the anatomy of the ‘singular’ self which is formed by a variety of non-/ human agents. The transformable costume and stage design continues to play an essential role in Dorniak’s work and forms a moveable frame for the choreography. In her new work ‘The Amplification Of Fluctuations’ the moveable objects symbolise the essential, parallel running presence of boundaries and porosity in the formation of the self.
Funded by Fond Darstellende Künste e.V.
Choreography / Costume: Monika Dorniak | Dancers: Nelly Hakkarainen, Lukas Malkowski, Yurie Nishi, Yvonne Sembene, Po-Nien Wang | Soundartist: Emiddio Vasquez | Stagedesigner: Lena Wegmann | Filmmaker: Antonia Lange
Monika Gabriela Dorniak is a German-Polish artist with an interdisciplinary background in choreography, psychology and design, who often merges media – specifically performance, (textile) sculpture, workshop, video, photography. In her multimedia practice she is exploring the structures of the Self through a multifaceted analysis of body, mind and environment, by taking into consideration the regressive history of the domination of nature, and social power structures. Her auto-biographical research on intergenerational trauma, migration and belonging is carried forward within her ongoing collaborations with scientists and diverse communities. As an artist she has presented her works at international institutions, such as Tate Exchange in Tate Modern London (2017 & 2018), Foreign Affairs Festival at Berliner Festspiele (2014) and Arts Catalyst in London (2016), and as guest lecturer at Al-Quds Bard College in Palestine (2018), Chelsea College in London (2017) and Garage Museum in Moscow (2019). Dorniak holds a Master Degree in Art and Science (Department Fine Art) from the Central Saint Martins in London (2017).