Concept: Eliza Rescue Team (Arnita Jaunsubrēna, Lea Schneidermann, Kim Willems) In Collaboration with: Kristin Gerwien
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
Supported by Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main, State Culture Capital Foundation Latvia, Körber Studio Junge Regie 2013 and zeitraumexit Mannheim.
Nature dipped in glycerine, hollowed out and sprayed with natural-looking colours, models of wolves in stiff poses in front a hilly landscape. All of this locked in a box, as a window into another world, frozen in time – just for us: for the simulators, the human experts – they play their controlled game at a safe distance. Until it gradually gets out of their hands, reverses and the humans themselves are put on the line.
Using an essayistic form, science fiction meets a habitat diorama in this installation/theatre performance – display cases in museums, which usually artificially recreate a true-to-life piece of an animal’s habitat, are intensified to the point that the human cannot control them alone anymore.
Latvian Ministry of Welfare supports the European Social Fund project “Support for Social Entrepreneurship” No. 220.127.116.11/15/I/001.