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Finally a live performance in Mainz !!!

... as part of the event series

VIEWPORT von Kulturbäckerei e.V.
from 3 to 28 May 2022
in the pavilion at the former Karstadt | Ludwigstraße

We - Schmitt&Schulz occupy the showcase from 24 to 28 May and show there:

skin sight out

The subtle difference between inside and outside, the interplay of in and out, the questions of exclusion, isolation, inclusion, integration and the wafer-thin membrane, the layer - perhaps the skin - that separates the inside from the outside, these are all aspects that we, the performer duo Schmitt&Schulz, have been dealing with over the past two years and which we want to clear up properly in this work show. For Viewport, we turn our creative process inside out and present ourselves at work, developing performative scenarios, images, moments, insights and perspectives in the showcase.


From 24 to 28 May, we turn our creative process inside out and present ourselves at work, developing performative scenarios, images, moments, insights and outlooks in the showcase.
Insights: Every day between 1pm and 6pm, you can watch us at work creatively...

Output: The results of this process can be watched between 6 and 8 pm.

On Thursday the 26th (Ascension Day and Father's Day) we have a break and only show videos and installations.

Probenfoto skin sight out
Probenfoto skin sight out

Insight - Videoperformance

Based on a video series with short performances in the home environment, I began to film details of my body in 2021 and finally to make endoscopic recordings of my body interior. Then I started to perform with this material myself with the help of various processing techniques. I am currently working on a live version in which I will play live with my colleagues on the inside of my body.

Funded by the state of Rheinland-Pfalz through the “In Focus Culture” scholarship program

#Lebenszeichen

What does a performing artist do when there is no opportunity to perform? What effects does isolation within your own four walls have on a creative mind? Can art help overcoming the crisis?

#Lebenszeichen is a snapshot of the living and working conditions of artists in Germany in 2021 - a cry for help from your own home, but also a self-deprecating attempt to assure yourself of your own identity as an artist.

The project consists of various short performances in "domestic" places, such as the own garden, but also (ultimately) inside the performer's body. These short performances are documented by video clips and thus made accessible to the public.

 

Funded by the state of Rheinland-Pfalz through the “In Focus Culture” scholarship program

nonstoponline - online Performance Improvisation

In 2020 I have been translating the long-standing improvisation format nonstoponstage from Schmitt&Schulz into a digital format. In this livestream variation, we have been experimenting with the possibilities that the digital medium offers and exploring the possibilities of interaction with our audience. The project is constantly evolving. Sound and image composition are mixed live every time by Mo Walker, who is connected from Hamburg.

Gefördert durch die Maßnahmen „Mainz startet durch“, „Im Fokus 6 Punkte für die Kultur“ des Landes Rheinland-Pfalz, „Mainz hilft sofort“ der Stadt Mainz und durch die Lotto Stiftung Rheinland-Pfalz, sowie die Stadtwerke Mainz