Silent Trio is an ongoing project of Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević that unfolds in different chapters. It started in January 2020 and it will expand until October 2021. Throughout the project the two artists are exploring the interrelation between nature and man-made objects.
This particular chapter during which Christina and Darko will guide the audience through the landscape of their growing research material is dedicated to its Unfinished Archives. The collection includes found and organic objects in different states of their own materialities - growth and decay, in the presence of two bodies.
Christina Ciupke is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin. She develops her projects with artists from the field of dance and other disciplines. Within these projects, specific spaces and situations are created where proximity and distance, intimacy, sense of time and the being together of spectator and performer are constantly being re-negotiated. She has worked intensively with the choreographers Nik Haffner, Mart Kangro, Jasna L. Vinovrski and Ayse Orhon, the composer Boris Hauf, the dramaturg Igor Dobričić and visual and performance artist Darko Dragičević. In 2013 she received a Master of Arts in Choreography at the Amsterdam School of the Arts (AHK). 2016 - 2020 she was represented as an artist in the European network apap - advancing performing arts project with Tanzfabrik Berlin.
Darko Dragičević is a Belgrade born, Berlin based visual and performance artist. He works on interdisciplinary projects and cross-media collaborations as the expanded practices with the fields of performance, choreography and film. This year he is collaborating with Christina Ciupke, Martin Sonderkamp, Jasna Layes Vinovrški, Siri Jøntvedt, Jasmina Založnik, Zeina Hanna on different projects and he is Artistic Director and Editor of the project „Lie & Theft as Practice“ done in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Belgrade.
Dragičević teaches at the institutions such as DOCH – School of Dance and Circus/Stockholm University of the Arts, ZZT Centre for Contemporary Dance/HfMT Cologne, Folkwang University Essen, Tanzquartier Vienna and Y-Institut/ Hochschule der Künste Bern. darkodragicevic.com
Concept, Performance: Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević | Sound Design: Daniel Massey | Text Collaboration: Alan Cunnigham | Collaboration Research: Milica Naumov | Light Design: Gretchen Blegen | Dramaturgical Support: Silke Bake | Production Managment: Barbara Greiner | A production by A lot of body GbR in coproduction with Tanzfabrik Berlin | Funded by Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and Hauptstadtkulturfonds | Supported by apap-Performing Europe 2020, co-financed by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.