Antonia Baehr & Jule Flierl:
A Space to look through

The Dynamic Archive - Lecture Performance

2021 Lecture Performance
(Lecture Performance in Global English & German)

›› Please request the access for the online lecture performance (via zoom)

During the online lecture performance, please have some paper and coloured pens ready. The audience will need to use their camera (and mic at times) on zoom.

The Schwankhalle is the partner of the interdisciplinary research project ›Das Dynamische Archiv‹ of the University of the Arts Bremen. The online platform based on ›open source‹ logic brings together tools and methods of selected artists willing to share them with others. Upon the invitation of the Schwankhalle, choreographer Antonia Baehr and dance and voice artist Jule Flierl add a new component to the Dynamic Archive.

Jule Flierl and Antonia Baehr met through the transmission of a score. When Antonia Baehr taught Jule Flierl the score for Antonia Baehr‘s personal piece ›My Dog is My Piano‹, the two sparked a reflection and practice in the gap between written instructions and artistic processes. In their new lecture performance ›A Space to Look Through‹, the two develop further those questions of score and performance that they encountered in their recent collaboration for film, ›Die Hörposaune‹.

Jule Flierl works in conversation with historical, fictional and contemporary voices such as Valeska Gert and Katalin Ladik. Scores are the membranes through which Flierl makes contact with her artistic elective affinity. She asks into the paper and translates the responses she receives. Antonia Baehr has been working with scores for many years. They are a special way for her to connect and create collaborations. They are also a way of reading the world. But how readable is the world? And how does one read in an unreadable world? Scores, for Baehr, are carriers of desire and are emotively charged. They are birthday gifts, portraits of friendships, portraits in animal metaphors, double portraits. They have an addressee. What happens when the addressee changes, or slips into other bodies? For the online component of the ›Dynamic Archive‹, Baehr, in collaboration with Jule Flierl et al., wants to create some scores of selected works for which this question could be relevant. The dynamics of authorship and the different perspectives of the notating, archiving persons shall get their voices.

Antonia Baehr is a choreographer living in Berlin. Her pieces explore, among other things, the fiction of the everyday and the theater. Baehr studied with Valie Export Berlin and completed her Master‘s degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Antonia Baehr currently collaborates in duos with Lucile Desamory, Neo Hülcker, Andrea Neumann, Latifa Laâbissi, and Jule Flierl. Baehr is producer of horse whisperer and dancer Werner Hirsch (who also appears in Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz film installations); musician and choreographer Henri Fleur; composer/performer and ex-husband Henry Wilde.

Jule Flierl is a dance and voice artist from Berlin. She develops practices that conceive of the voice as a dancer, translating dance into the auditory realm. Her practice lives between experimental choreography and somatic singing methods, in which she develops scores to unsettle the relationship between seeing and hearing. She revives and continues the legacy of Valeska Gert, avant-garde dancer from 1920‘s Berlin, who first conceptualized the term SoundDance: to dance with one‘s voice. She hosts the voice performance series FROM BREATH TO MATTER in Berlin. For 2021 she collaborates in different formats with choreographer Antonia Baehr and SoundDance artist Irena Z. Tomazin.

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A project by the University of the Arts Bremen. In cooperation with Schwankhalle, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst Oldenburg and HEC IT-Engineering Bremen GmbH. Funded by the Senator for Science and Ports.