REPORT FROM THE INTERIOR
Concept: Eliza Rescue Team (Arnita Jaunsubrēna, Lea Schneidermann, Kim Willems)
In Collaboration with: Kristin Gerwien | Production: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture
A production by Eliza Rescue Team in coproduction with Treibstoff 2017, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main and Theater Ģertrūdes ielas teātris Lettland
“Report from the Interior” is a poetic installation and performance inspired by museum dioramas*, which portray apparently natural scenes from the animal kingdom. The production uses the pictorial nature of the theatre medium to explore dioramas as a metaphor for the human longing to understand and organize the world around them. The mountain landscapes created by colour and nature are locked in a box, frozen in time, thus offering a view into another world. The observer is seemingly at a safe distance, separated by a glass wall. But what happens when they become part of the diorama, part of a foreign order over which they have no control?
Arnita Jaunsubrēna is the initiator and one of the authors of “Report from the Interior”. The Latvian theatre maker graduated from the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen and is currently living in Germany. In 2015 her Master’s dissertation “Wearing a Bear” – an autobiographical performance-installation – was staged at Theatre Ģertrūdes ielas teātris. Together with Lea Sneidermann and Kim Willems, whom she met at university, Arnita Jaunsubrēna formed the creative group Eliza Rescue Team. In 2013 they received the prestige award for young directors in German speaking countries “Körber Preis für Junge Regie”. The works by Eliza Rescue team incite with a strong atmosphere and philosophical challenges by examining our preconceptions about life and its internal logic.
*Diorama: a dimensional display in forced perspective consisting of a curved, painted background and three dimensional figures in the foreground. (Museum Glossary of Terms)
Foto: Nico Schmied
About the performance:
LTV Kultūras ziņas: ““Ziņojums no iekšienes” Ģertrūdes ielas teātrī” (07.12.2017.)
Supported by Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main, State Culture Capital Foundation Latvia, Körber Studio Junge Regie 2013 and zeitraumexit Mannheim