The performance HYPERBOLE EXTENDED will premiere on 15 October at silent green Kulturquartier, a former crematorium in Berlin Wedding.
Image. above: Courtesy HYPERBOLE EXTENDED
HYPERBOLE EXTENDED is a dance performance performed by eight dancers from the artist collective FMKF under the direction of Franka Marlene Foth. The piece is conceived as a synergy between dancers, sound and audience and places the visual and auditory experience in the foreground. The poetic logic, in which dance as an individual narrative takes centre stage, lifts the audience emotionally to the same level as the artists in the reception process. The poetry of dance, the expressiveness and strength of dancers becomes visible.
Dance traverses the worlds of art without consistently belonging to it or receiving due recognition as a primary art form. HYPERBOLE EXTENDED frees dancers from this stigma and reveals the artistic dimension of dance in its purest form. Dance stands for itself as a narrative and serves as its own language for those who perform it.
The collectively performing bodies of the dancers open up a place of accessibility for the audience. What counts is the experience in the moment. The body as a medium. The piece HYPERBOLE EXTENDED lives from the immediacy of the present and reminds us of intense experience in times of physical alienation and social isolation.
As part of the premiere of HYPERBOLE EXTENDED, another work by Franka Marlene Foth in collaboration with digital artist Claudia Rafael and photographer Mika Kailes will be exhibited. On display is a first work from a series of A.I. Visuals that deals with the reality of human perception of bodies.
Franka Marlene Foth is a choreographer, performance curator and director from Berlin. The versatile artist’s work focuses on promoting dance as a primary art form. She develops concepts by delving deep into the body of a performance, focusing on the expressivity of dance and the dancing body as a malleable element. Franka Marlene Foth is a strong advocate of artistic collaborations. With her collective, she works with artists from diverse fields to constantly find new ways to expose the electrifying power of dance and translate the movements of bodies into narratives.
FMKF is an artist:inside collective under the direction of Franka Marlene Foth. The collective stands for versatility, artistic exchange, the promotion of dance in contemporary art and dancing for its own sake. The embodiment of sound plays a central role in the works of FMKF.
The dancers in HYPERBOLE EXTENDED move to the sounds of Oleg Solovey, an experimental Ukrainian artist from Kharkiv/Berlin who relies on unconventional compositional methods. His sound palette draws from diverse sources such as spectral and modular synthesis, microsampling and physical modelling. Oleg Solovey’s genre-crossing music combines various sound elements into a coherent, driving whole.
The dancers in HYPERBOLE EXTENDED wear custom-made garments by New York designer Olivia Ballard. Olivia Ballard designs clothes for all genders. Her costumes emphasise and enhance the flowing movements of the dancers and underline the beauty and power of their moving bodies.
Premieres: Saturday, 5 October 2022, at 5 pm and 9 pm
silent green Kulturquartier
Normal € 15.00