MONUMENT 0.2: Valda & Gus at Akademie der Künste

After MONUMENT 0.1, a fiction for the theater stage, Tanz Im August 2016 presents MONUMENT 0.2, a performance for the exhibition space. It welcomes the return of its performers: Valda Setterfield and Gus Solomons Jr. They met in New York City by the early 1960's, a time when the avant garde scene would gather in downtown Manhattan and reconfigure the forms of artistic experience, be it through Happenings, Events, or other such - a time when the modernist building of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin's Tiergarten opened to the public. Almost sixty years later, the latter offers its space to the former. And invites the visitors to experience a journey through words and gestures, history and memory.

Artistic direction Eszter Salamon Conception Eszter Salamon, Christophe Wavelet Realisation Eszter Salamon, Christophe Wavelet, Valda Setterfield, Gus Solomons Jr. Performance Valda Setterfield, Gus Solomons Jr. Light design Sylvie Garot Technical direction Rima Ben Brahim Production Elodie Perrin / Studio E.S., Alexandra Wellensiek / Botschaft GbR. Organisation Elodie Perrin Co-production Le CN D, un centre d’art pour la danse, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Le Musée de la Danse/ Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, dans le cadre de la mission Accueil-Studio Supported by Regional Director for Cultural Affairs in Paris – The French Ministry of Culture and Communication and Hauptstadtkulturfonds