Anyone who has ever had to deal with a household clear-out knows that the junk usually has no value – or does it? Swiss theater award winner Antje Schupp invites the audience to an advanced recycling session. After a relaxed arrival with coffee and drinks from Grandma’s best service, Antje and her team rummage through all the loaded things from the past.
Musical, playful, full of attention to detail, between exhibition setting and loving chaos: definitely more bless this mess than Marie Kondō. “Recycling of Life” speculates on the eternal cycle of life and things: in order to live, cells die in us unnoticed, sometimes every second, and are renewed. Philosophically, the evening not only poses the question of value, but also utilizes memories, knowledge and experiences. What to do with all these things and memories?
DEAR PUBLIC! The café works on the “bring & take” principle and is free of charge, donations are possible. You can take items from there, but you are also welcome to bring a drink for everyone. If you have a glass or cup that you no longer need, please bring it with you. Thank you!
Antje Schupp is a director, performer, author, lecturer and loves interdisciplinary projects. She has worked with Ayman Nahle, a filmmaker from Beirut, on four projects and with set designer Christoph Rufer on countless others. Yanik Soland is a musician and composer. Antje and Yanik are artists in residence at the Kaserne Basel in 2023/24.
Concept, text, direction Antje Schupp
Performance Antje Schupp, Ayman Nahle, Yanik Soland
Stage design Christoph Rufer
Video Ayman Nahle
Music Yanik Soland
Technical direction, light Thomas Kohler
Production management Annina Birrer, produktionsDOCK
A production by born2perform in co-production with Kaserne Basel and Ballhaus Ost. With the generous support of the Fachausschuss Tanz&Theater BS/BL and Pro Helvetia.