Shame you WHAT!?
S. Rudat & das (i)dentityteam
With his second-best piece, a mixture of concert and “performance”, S. Rudat, semi-professional musician of the so-called “Generation-WHY”, tries to elaborate on the subject of shame – bold. The wannabe star moves about on a vividly coloured stage, dressed in costumes apparently bought in a carnival store. Nothing really seems to match here. Random sequences of scenes are interrupted by sudden nakedness in an attempt to improve them. The sound design seems just as random as the spaghetti of cables on stage. Minimalist lighting and flamboyant video art complete the evening. Here shame and cringe are close to each other.
Cast & Credits
Artistic Director & Performance: S. Rudat
Audio Composition: Jakob Lorenz, S. Rudat
Costume & Scenic Design: Dorothea Mines, S. Rudat
Video & Visual Communication: Team LEN! (Viviane Lennert, Stella Lennert)
Light & Technology: Jan Widmer
Dramaturgy & Production Management: Nina Weber
Production Assistant: Nina Maria Zorn
Scientific Research: Dr. Maria Blöchl, Miriam Pastwa
Mixing & Mastering: Lukas Schäfer
A co-production by S. Rudat & the (i)dentityteam with FREISCHWIMMEN, the production platform for performance and theatre, supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, HochX Theater and Live Art München, LOFFT Leipzig, Schwankhalle Bremen, SOPHIENSÆLE Berlin and Theater Rampe Stuttgart, under the management of SOPHIENSÆLE GmbH, made possible by the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste’s programme “Verbindungen fördern”, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Co-produced by FFT Düsseldorf and supported by Barnes Crossing Cologne and Maschinenhaus Essen. Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the NRW Landesbüro Freie darstellende Künste, Kunststiftung NRW and the City of Cologne.
Many thanks to the artists of the Kunstzentrum Wachsfabrik.