Short impression of Sally Banes interviewing - Alex Hay, Trisha Brown and Robert Rauschenberg:
They are placed in Robert Rauschenbergs Loft in New York; on the long side of a big kitchen-table. The film is from 1981; black and white. Robert Rauschenberg in tidy cloth is laughing – descending the sincerity of the questioner’s voice. Trisha Brown sits in an office chair – turning from side to side, nodding her head softly, -both repetitive - and while talking, turning her wrists the same way she does in some of her famous dances. Alex Hay is sitting between the two; drawn back, curved, not expressive, introverted. He says the less. Theme of the interview is the Judson Dance Theater. I see them remembering. Being concentrated on experiences. “Judson was: pure ideas. A lot of things just did not seem to be problems “, Rauschenberg says. Sally asks: How did you support your lives? A noticeable change in space. Everything gets quiet. Trisha says that she was working in an insurance office, typing. And: selling furniture. Some activity of that job, she used as a score. “It kept me from crying”, she says. Alex Hay is joining in, straitening his back just a little. His face becoming a bit more color as he answers the job-question with a sad but energetic: “A lot of things!”
Sharing the house2013-2015 fabrik und LABORATORIUM Potsdam
Von November 2013 bis Juni 2015, erforschte ich einmal wöchentlich, in der fabrik Potsdam und im Laboratorium, die Generation meiner Lehrer,(u.a. Steve Paxton, Lisa Nelson u.a.), die sich als Tänzer, Choreografen und Künstler im New York der frühen 60er Jahre, in ihrer Suche nach Menschlichkeit im Tanz auf neues Terrain vorgewagt und damit die Kunstform Tanz revolutioniert haben. Während meiner Recherche entstanden verschiedene Skizzen in Form einer Rauminstallation, Improvisationsthemen, Dias und Texten.
Dias - Paula Breithaupt Matthias Kremer Lydia Müller