Der Kirschgarten

Projection Mapping Performance (part of the theatre play 2018) / 10:00

Nominated for the Video Mapping Awards-Programme 2019/ European Mapping Center (Lille/F)

Projection Concept / Animation/ Sound / Live Performance: Parisa Karimi

Director of the Production: Marlin de Haan
Stage Design: Jan Patrick Brandt
Music: Simon Brinkmann
Video Support: Santiago Quintero
Mobile Projectors: Friederike Haug & Laura Biewald

Project Partners: K4 Kulturbureau, Bauwagenplatz Kiefernstraße, Kinderclub Kiefernstraße Coproduction: FFT Düsseldorf Cooperation with: zakk – Zentrum für Aktion, Kultur und Kommunikation

Funded by: Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft NRW, Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., Stiftung van Meeteren.

The play, actually about the sale of land and the expulsion of the inhabitants, builts a link to the squatting culture of the 80s in Düsseldorf, to life visions and the urban politics today. In this piece the characters turn to squatters. The performance is located as a site-specific work in the famous Kiefernstraße (Kiefernstreet) in Düsseldorf-Flingern.The street which once was partly squatted, is the center of gentrification in Düsseldorf today.

The voices heard are a mix between own recordings and material from archives. The archive voices are from squatters, politicians, city planners recorded between 1987 – 2008.
The children’s voices are taken from interviews hold in 2018 during the process of the project. This kids are inhabitants of the houses on the Kiefernstreet.

The animated images are taken or inspired from the many graffities you can find there.

Der Kirschgarten