The video WE CAN’T DO PERFECT follows the print production of the book BANGALORE A–Z over a period of four weeks. It reveals the complexity of book making and celebrates the beauty of the crafted object. The video was filmed on location at Grafiprint, Bangalore, India. The sound for the video is composed by Martin Lutz.
The Bangalore A-Z is a limited edition notebook conceived and designed by Anja Lutz. It combines personal takes, ideas and advice about the city, contributed by a variety of locals and visiting artists. From ‘Autorickshaw’ to ‘Zebra Crossing’, the entries are dispersed throughout the publication alongside some visual references. The inspiration for this publication is the Indian Ledger Book, the omnipresent account book where everything seems to be noted down: visitors, transactions, receipts etc. A huge bureaucratic effort that is a legacy of the British colonial past.
In close collaboration with Chandra Mouli from Grafiprint, Anja Lutz developed the form of this publication, referencing the Ledger Books in terms of paper quality, two colour printing, binding technique, edge colouring and embossing. Taking the possibilities and techniques of this traditional printing house into consideration, the Bangalore A-Z is printed on a 1974 Heidelberg one-colour off-set press, it is machine stitched and hand-bound with a half-calico hardcover. The foil embossing on the cover was executed with a 1952 letterpress by Maya Machinery of Calcutta. The edge colouring is done by hand with pigments that are traditionally used in religious ceremonies.
“Fake – the real deal” is an installative work that explores near future speculations in a dark room. The senses are orchestrated and manipulated, while temptations open options. The performers are voices, mostly without bodies that discuss the hot topic of the dance of the future, from their own perspective in the near future. Partly computer-generated voices, partly organic, or mostly organic and partly artificial, or fully organic and fully artificial, are the different levels of hybridisation in this cast. The voice of the elevator and Siri are trying to predict the future of dance, while some of the other voices are attached to body parts that used to dance and are still talking about their experience. The arrangement of words and sounds will compose a score of pleasure. Orgasmic voices and organic noises will be the texture of the dance. What will be visible is a matter of perspective.
Concept and text: Sergiu Matis. Performance: Celine Cartillier, Sergiu Matis, Luis Rodriguez, Maria Walser. Sound: Kyan Bayani, Martin Lutz
Keep it Real – TanzPerformance von Sergiu Matis (RO/DE)
Uferstudios Berlin (Studio 14)
12. u. 13. Dez. 2013 (21 Uhr)
Mit: Maria Walser, Corey Scott-Gilbert, Sergiu Matiș
Dramaturgie: Mila Pavicevic
Sound/Musik: Kyan Bayani, Martin Lutz
Produziert von: HZT/UDK Berlin, MA SoDA & Uferstudios Berlin.
“Keep it real” is danced by cyborgs, zombies, alienated and animated bodies. These queer bodies are brought into the field of visible, exposing perverted dynamics of the capitalist machinery and questioning what is to be considered as political action.
“When I’m wearing my costume to a protest I wonder if it’s not gonna be it that will start suffocating me… Are my Adidas shoes going to walk me into trouble?”
Produktion: Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts (Bangalore 2012)
Choreographie: Jayachandran Palazhy u. das Attakkalari Tanzensemble
Bühne: Dominic Dube
Musik / Sound: Sam Auinger u. Martin Lutz
Film: Rupert Schwarzenbauer, Pipon u. Prem Chawla
VideoKunst: Ken Furudate
TRUST von Falk Richter am Akademietheater im Prinzregententheater (München)
Live: Sound / Musik
Inszenierung: Mario Andersen, Katja Wachter
Choreographie: Katja Wachter
Musik / Sound: Martin Lutz
Dramaturgie: Theresa Seraphin
Mit: Ines Hollinger, Maria Weidner, Anika Herbst, James Newton, Patrick Nellessen, Kevin Körber, Sebastian Baumgart
Premiere am 7. März 2013
Trust = Vertrauensvolle Zusammenbrüche = KapitalBeziehung = Alles wie es ist