Which deaths and which births have influenced and changed my life so far? Who have I welcomed, who have I lost and said farewell to—and what has happened to me in the process?
The latest long-term project by Mats Staub asks about existential experiences. It approaches universal themes through individual experiences and in relation to local contexts. In every place it is presented it brings people together to talk to each other about their experiences of death and birth – while also presenting conversations from other regions and establishing connections from one side of the world to another. As a video installation in theatre spaces it aims to create locations that permit intimacy while at the same time facilitating a communal experience.
Supported by Fachausschuss Tanz and Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia
Swiss Arts Council, Christoph Merian Stiftung and Ernst Göhner
Co-production: Kaserne Basel, SICK! Festival Manchester, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Festival Theaterformen Hannover, Festival der Regionen, Spielart Festival Munich, Centre culturel suisse Paris, Migros-Kulturprozent, Dublin Theatre Festival
Patrons can only purchase a Ticket for 2 People who must attend together to experience the performance.
Conceived & Directed by Mats Staub
Camera: Benno Seidel, Matthias Stickel
Scenography: Monika Schori
Dramaturgical Associate: Simone von Büren, Elisabeth Schack
Research Dublin: Justin Murphy
Technical Direction: Hanno Sons, Stefan Göbel
Postproduction: Benno Seidel