Mary Pearson, Liverpool, UK - work in progress
2019/ 2020 Anthropo – Screen By-Products by Mary Pearson and Alena Kudera
I would eat myself to death, suffocate in bliss, not notice we were dying we were experiencing so much pleasure. As if my body needed reminding it was there, as if the weight would keep me here in this world, as if otherwise I would float away. As if nobody cared, as if anybody cared, as if there is no time to care. As if care equals stuff. As if stuff does not have a past or a future. As if trash was a playground. As if there was no point getting out. As if we were happy. As if plastic babies would be born, as if the feeling of the sole of a foot was only a memory. As if reduced, and from reduced admitting to more greed, more comfort seeking. As if less could satisfy us. As if we are addicted. As if we cannot tell the difference.
Louise Walleneit, Leipzig, Germany
2019/2020 Cloudmeeting in collaboration with Olli Holland and Laura Doehler
Cloudmeeting proposes the experience of a space wherein movement triggers audible tracks, instigating a physical relationship to a digital presence. We enter with our bodies into a space that is a hybrid of the real and the digital, aligning ourselves to one another as if we were extending our bodies with and within another medium. Cloudmeeting is an installation that facilitates a return our senses, incorporating the digital as an additional sensory input that serves the whole body and mind creating a meeting place that is less limited than other social clouds we know from our everyday devices. Through our perceptions and presence we playfully and effortlessly make new connections between the digital and the human with its emotional and sensory capacities. Cloudmeeting produces an integration of presence and facilitates those who enter to experience what matters in our interactions and asks how everything that happens relates.
Maria Zemlinksy and Robson Barreto
LOUD OBJECT in collaboration with L. Doehler and M. Picknett 2019/2020
A director and a designer in collaboration with sound artist Michael Picknett and myself met, explored and created a movement and sound sculpture with support from Donmar Theatre and Shoreditch Townhall. LOUD OBJECT, Aqua Viva, is a promising work in progress, that looks at the fabric of presence itself, the quest to understand what is and how it can exist in one room at one time, one instant. Based on Clarice Lispector's novel Agua Viva, this is a poetic work, a solo wherein the self is as alive as its environment. "This contact with the invisible nucleus of reality is of such purity..."
Tara D’Arquian, Brussels BE
Bad Faith 2018 London, UK
“Flashes of Beckett in its tragicomic bleakness (…) Doehler moves with a severe sense of gravity” (Guardian). The concept of Bad Faith is audacious and ambitious in equal parts: its aim is to turn the stage into an inner landscape peopled by the ghosts, thoughts and delusions of a former diva.