A woman with cheeks painted gold receives the embrace of a woman behind her. Both seem to be very much in the moment with their eyes closed.
© Manon de Boer
A woman with cheeks painted gold receives the embrace of a woman behind her. Both seem to be very much in the moment with their eyes closed.
© Manon de Boer
International Summer Festival 2024
Visual Arts / Performance

Latifa Laâbissi / Manon de Boer

Ghost Party (1), 2021-2024

Tickets:

18 Euro (conc. 12 Euro, incl. entry Kunsthalle)

Dates

Thursday

8/22/24

6:00 PM

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Friday

8/23/24

6:00 PM

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This performance is the result of a dialogue between the artist and filmmaker Manon de Boer and the choreographer and dancer Latifa Laâbissi. Together, they explore a polyphony of artistic voices that haunt their bodies and minds. On stage, they manipulate various materials and vases that embody these ghostly and influential personalities, including Chantal Akerman, Beyoncé, Octavia Butler, Angela Davis, Marguerite Duras, Frantz Fanon, Valeska Gert, Umm Kulthum, Oskar Schlemmer, and many others.


In collaboration with Hamburger Kunsthalle, Summer Festival presents video works, performances, installations, and a cinema screening at various locations in Hamburg. The works are realized as part of the exhibition UNTRANQUIL NOW at the Kunsthalle, which explores forms of displacement of the stage and the relationship of artworks to memory, heritage, and intimacy. In the Kunsthalle itself, additional video works by Summer Festival artists Lucinda Childs, Trisha Brown, and Anri Sala, are on dispaly as well. These include Childs’ postmodernist manifesto CARNATION (1964), and her works CALICO MINGLING (1973) and KATEMA (1978), which were created from unaffected, simple movements and gestures.


Performance Latifa Laâbissi und Manon de Boer Ton Lazlo Umbreit Objekte Erick Demeyer Übersetzungen Boris Bellay und Sis Mathé Produktion Figure Project, Fanny Virelizier und Auguste Orts, Marie Logie, Damien Krempf (Administration) Koproduktion WIELS, Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Brüssel (BE) / Frac Bretagne, Rennes (FR) / Kunstencentrum BUDA, Courtrai (BE) / Flämische Gemeinschaft Belgiens (BE) / Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle (BE) / Netwerk, Aalst (BE) / Kunstendecreet (BE) / Théâtre de Poche, H.d.-Bazouges (FR) / Villa Rohannec’h – Département des Côtes-d’Armor (FR)