6 of 23,000 scattered chosen ones, whose hearts were broken open with a hammer of ice. They retreated to a desolate canteen kitchen, where they await the apocalyptic glow. Sorokins novel Ice is the base of a peak into the inside world of an absolute collective. The questionable pathos, and numb practice of these heart sisters are accompanied by bloody meat hearts, dionysian amounts of wine and a play somewhere between performer identity and masked equality. But the ice melts, every ideology has it’s expiration date.
The future collective experiences originate from the users of a new wellnes kit. The advertising format’s experiences with the product seem hauntingly familiar of the performer’s laptop interface. But in contrast to fraternity, this surrogate promises awakening for everyone: non-violent, and consumable at any time. Total ideology or light collective?
BY AND WITH Anne Bonfert, Verena Lobert, Vanessa Lutz, Malte Pfeiffer, Margret Schütz, Katharina Vössing, Carmen Waack
SOUND Jacobus Thiele VIDEO Andreas Albrecht
FUNDER Institute for media and theatre in the department of cultural science and aesthetical communication at the University of Hildesheim