by Caroline Creutzburg & René Alejandro Huari Mateus (Berlin)
In "Die Vielhundertjährigen" (“The Many-Centenarians“), the audience is contacted by several hundred-year-old inhabitants of a post-digital world. Starting from their own wishes and fantasies, the artists and the ensemble between 65 and 80 years old, create their own science fiction narratives.
Away from the typical totalitarian-apocalyptic images and narratives of the genre, the "Many-Centenarians" show us a future in which the digital has sunk into the body and the organic reemerges in other forms of expression: cultural heritage is stored in DNA, the world can be printed three-dimensionally through one’s fingers, the human being consists solely of eyes and exists mainly in a state of floating.
Caroline Creutzburg and René Alejandro Huari Mateus evoke a counter-myth of technological progress on the body: aging becomes an act of hacking time and identity. At the heart of the work is the self-determination and transformative potential of aging.
Concept and Artistic Direction: Caroline Creutzburg
Direction: Caroline Creutzburg, René Alejandro Huari Mateus
Performance: Margret Barra, Cornelia Niemann, Dita Rita Scholl, Christine Tischkau, Monika Zimmering
Costume: Artemiy Shokin
Stage: David Reiber Otálora
Lighting and Technical Direction: Hannah Brown
Sound: Fernando Quartana
Research Collaboration: Eva Königshofen
Outside Eye: Clara Reiner
Assistance: tbd (to be determined)
Artistic Production Management: Nora Schneider
Fotos: Silke Briel, Fanny Hagmeier
The piece was developed with the participation of Agyana Tosch and Karin Krohn. The latter was also part of the premiere and subsequent performances last year. The two had a connection to each other from the very beginning. They now share the same date of death. They await us, we hope, in the future.
A production by Caroline Creutzburg in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm. Supported by Berlin’s Senate Department for Culture and Europe, by the Fonds Darstellende Künste from funds of The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR, by the Cultural Office Frankfurt am Main, by the Hessian Ministry of Science and Arts and by the Women's Department of the City of Frankfurt.
Caroline Creutzburg was part of FREISCHWIMMEN twice: For the first time in 2014 - 2015 with her piece "B Open" at the eighth Freischwimmer festival edition intim. And for the second time at the festival: The Future is F_E_M_A_L*E 2019, with "Woman With Stones", with the participation of Micha Goldberg, René Alejandro Huari Mateus, Catalina Insignares, Clara Reiner, Zrinka Užbinec and Zuzana.