Détournement viral

Curating & Dramaturgy
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Premiere: 9 July 2021
Application collaboration - Content research - Text material: programme text & accompanying text, website - Out-Side-Eye - Dramaturgical advice
Dramaturgical accompaniment of the choreographer Véronique Langlott during the development of the multimedia dance installation Détournement viral.

The installation Détournement viral is a 3-hour multimedia event of dance, light and sound. On an artistic-philosophical level, it deals with viral structures and their inherent processes of destabilisation as well as the potentiality of destruction, modification and reconstruction, and reflects on them with reference to the current social context.


The room is acoustically twisted and made to float by booming sound and the voice of Helena Ratka. At the same time, the analogue live projection with overhead projectors by Katrin Bethge immerses the hall in changing colour gradients, makes it disappear into the black and into itself, reappear and create a visual frenzy. In the middle is the figure of the dancer Véronique Langlott. In the interplay of the three media, the space is constantly deconstructed and reconstructed anew on the borderline between calculability and control on the one hand, disturbance, interruption and change on the other. It draws the visitors into a never-ending circulating flow of destruction, confronts them with moments of destabilisation and a feeling of being lost.

Concept: Véronique Langlott - Choreography & Dance: Véronique Langlott - Light projection: Katrin Bethge - Sound design: Helena Ratka - Costume design: Katharina Duve - Dramaturgical advice: Elisabeth Leopold - Production management: Katya Voronova - Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative. Aid Programme Dance - Photos © Helena Robles
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