SOFT FOCUS

What happens when kitsch meets naked skin?
Eva Borrmann asks herself this question in the production SOFT FOCUS and thus begins a three-year exploration of the theme of kitsch.
Many people still know them, the pictures of photographer and director David Hamilton, who achieved fame with kitschy nude photographs of underage girls in the 1970s. His trademark: The Soft Focus. In an intimate performance, Eva Borrmann escalates these staged body images and confronts us with questions about the body and power. What has been left out of the soft-focus photographs slowly moves to the surface. A language all of its own emerges. Ironic and absurd images emerge, recycling what kitsch has left of stereotypical body images.
With this aesthetic negotiation of kitschy images of women from the past and present, PLAN MEE once again poses questions about the "socially formed body".

The production also includes a foldable photo book by the Marseille and Berlin-based photographer and artist Arina Essipowitsch. The work stands on its own and begins where Eva Borrmann's stage production ends. Arina expands the discussion with her own photographic signature, which she uses in her encounters with the performers to create new images of the dancers' real bodies. Like Hamilton, she works in analogue, but presents her work in a more coarse-grained, often black-and-white and folded way. No room for soft-painted kitsch.

 

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Concept/ Choreografie/ Costume: Eva Borrmann

Photoinstallation: Arina Essipowitsch
Dance: Susanna Curtis und Alexandra Rauh
Composition/ Music: Wolfgang Eckert
Voice: Julia Fischer
 Stage Design/Costume: Daina Kasperowitsch
Dramaturgie: André Studt
Produktionsmanagement: Julia Opitz
Creativ Producer: Dirk Förster
Assistent: Leonie Scharf
Videocontent: Miho Kasama
Licht: Sasa Batnozic

 

+ Team Tafelhalle 

 

Duration: 60 min.

Venue: Tafelhalle/ Nürnberg

Premiere: Februar 2022



Eine Koproduktion mit der Tafelhalle Nürnberg, gefördert durch die Impulsförderung der Stadt Nürnberg und die Sparkassen Kulturstiftung, in Kooperation mit der Tanzzentrale der Region Nürnberg/Fürth e. V. . Dieses Projekt wird ermöglicht durch den Bayerischen Landesverband für zeitgenössischen Tanz (BLZT) aus Mitteln des Bayerischen Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft und Kunst. Unterstützt durch das NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ – STEPPING OUT, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen der Initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Hilfsprogramm Tanz.

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