As part of Introducing... the Performing Arts Festival 2023
“Passing by hairs erupting, droplets on the tiny leaves of moss, lips and throat like an underwater cave.”
we are all made of stars is a journey through the body as a living landscape, an ecosystem, constantly in flux. Performed in a bathtub using an endoscopic camera, movement & lip-sync, Freddie Wulf explores the close-up textures of body, water and plant.
Inspired by philosophies of vital materialism, the show combines visual languages from body horror and nature documentaries, moving between atmospheres of discomfort, dis/connection, and bliss as well as themes of (trans*) embodiment, wellbeing, and self-perception. With a live sound score by Alicia Jane Turner.
PAF INTRODUCING... has been an integral part of the program of the Performing Arts Festival Berlin since its first edition and is always good for a surprise.
After all, the newcomers of the independent scene always bring new topics and aesthetics, questions and criticism. This year, the interest was particularly great: over 200 young artists and collectives responded to the Open Call with the desire to present their perspectives to audiences and houses and to enter into exchange. After all, participation in the PAF offers participants not only visibility, but also opportunities for consultation and networking in their work.
In cooperation with the venues Ballhaus Ost, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Sophiensæle and TD Berlin, four productions were selected to enrich this festival edition.
Concept, Performance Freddie Wulf Composition, Live Music Alicia Jane Turner Lighting Designer Joshie Harriette Visual / Material Dramaturg an*dre neely Producer Will Amott Production Manager Anna Smith Rehearsal Room Support Worker Miau Vartiainen Outside Eye Ania Varez, Emma Frankland, Tammy Reynolds, Piper Piper Prop Design Ginger Johnson Prop Consultant Tom Cassani Intimacy Coordination Consultant Bishop Black Access Support Kosmo Binz
Commissioned by Fierce and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts (ACCA). Supported by FABRIC, The Yard Theatre, Fierce Festival and the Jerwood New Work Fund. Funded by Arts Council England and Help Musicians. The guest performance is made possible by LAFT Berlin and part of the Newcomer’s Platform Introducing... of Performing Arts Festival Berlin in cooperation with SOPHIENSÆLE and Fierce Festival.