April 23rd, 2016 – 5.00 p.m.
duration: 65 min
a live choreographic film
final part of The Perfect Garden Series in collaboration with Michel Blazy (F)
A dinner party turns into an adventurous ride through the dimensions of macro- and microcosms. The live-images of a handheld camera, directed by the performers, lead through bizarre parallel worlds of organic objects. Methods of film-making, along with acoustic contortions, evoke metaphors of baroque gardens, earthly delights and their inevitable collapse. A society driven by longing and curiosity, flamboyantly but also callously celebrates its own transience in the manifold dimensions of reality, blown up on a big screen. In this still-life, all movement and human behavior is inexorably absorbed by the opulence of nature.
As in the novel Locus Solus, in which the polymath Maître Canterel guides his invitees through different landscapes, one encounters in Deep Dish the beauty and the decadence of a human existence that soon will perish. In the Perfect Garden Series by Liquid Loft in collaboration with the fine artist Michel Blazy, the motif of the garden is an expression of the human striving for control and their futile escapes from their own transience, but also an image of growth and proliferation that constantly leads to the development of something new.
artistic direction and choreography – Chris Haring
composition and sound design – Andreas Berger
dramaturgy, scenography and light design – Thomas Jelinek
organic sculptures and consulting – Michel Blazy
stage management – Roman Harrer
s international representation – Line Rousseau
production management – Marlies Pucher
premiere – December 12th, 2013
performed by: Luke Baio, Stephanie Cumming, Katharina Meves, Anna Maria Nowak
Co-Production: Tanzquartier Wien and Liquid Loft in co-operation with Korzo Den Haag and Le Centquatre Paris. Liquid Loft is supported by: The Cultural Section of the City of Vienna, (Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien) and the Austrian Federal Chancellery for Arts and Culture (Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Kunst & Kultur)
photo by Chris Haring