The archive as “transformation machine” thinking the new through looking back.
In their project "performing archive", which runs over several years, WILHELM GROENER engage in the topic of the archivistic, its methods, rhythms, connotations, extensions and (re-)orderings. What can a performative archive be? What can be the archiving of the performative?
Can bodies and their means be considered (performance-)archives? And can the body of work created so far serve as a kind of 'transformation machine' that constantly allows for new facets of the performative? After research phases in STUK/Leuven and Nomad Dance Academy/Ljubljana a first partial presentation as an installative-performative within OPEN SPACES will takes place.
The artist Mariola Groener and the dancer Günther Wilhelm have been joining their names and arts under the WILHELM GROENER label since 2001. With a predilection for the odd and absurd, their choreograhies contain elements of performance, dance and installation. The pieces Vorgang benutzt, Paravent privé und Hotel Hassler were invited to the GERMAN DANCE PLATFORM in 2002, 2006 and 2010. WILHELM GROENER is headquartered in Berlin.
Artistic leader: Mariola Groener, Günther Wilhelm | Scientific guidance: Franz Anton Cramer
Funded by basis funding through the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With kind support by STUK/Leuven and Nomad Dance Academy/Ljubljana as part of the network Life Long Burning - Towards a sustainable Eco-System for Contemporary Dance in Europe, funded by EU Creative Europe Programme.