By challenging power structures that succeed in othering or objectifying marginalised people, PUDDING CLUB proposes a system of assemblages that re-distribute life-matter binaries and the agency between bodies, forces and things. Encountering the body in an unrecognisable form invites a radical confrontation with ourselves not as ongoing, unified entities. The vibrant matter of Wiersch’s sculpture and Murray’s subversive choreographic enquiry raises questions about the boundaries of self.
The performance lasts 3 hours. During this time you are free to come and go – we recommend spending anything from 50 minutes to the full 3 hours in the show. The bar is open.
New Zealand born dancer Emma Murray works in the field of performance and choreography, producing adept and sometimes absurd physical translations for the contradictions and complexities of being alive.
The installations, performances and videos of the Zurich-based artist Latefa Wiersch deal with questions of the body, object-subject relationships as well as fetishisation, sexualisation and exoticisation against the backdrop of the postcolonial present.
Artistic direction, concept, choreography, dramaturgy: Emma Murray
Artistic direction, concept, set design: Latefa Wiersch
Performance: Petr Nedbal, Sandra Klimek, Michèle Benz
Live sound, performance: Belia Winnewisser
Assistance dramaturgy: Manon Krüttli
Assistant set design: Claudia Barth
Outside Eye: Simone Aughterlony
Scenography, lighting design: Jonas Bühler
Technique: Luz Gonzalez
Production management: Boss & Röhrenbach
Production: em-R Productions
Co-production: Dampfzentrale Bern, Südpol Lucerne
With the kind support of: Kultur Stadt Bern, Amt für Kultur Kanton Bern, Burgergemeinde Bern, Migros-Kulturprozent, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, GVB Kulturstiftung, Gesellschaft zu Ober-Gerwern.