AOIBHEANN GREENAN: THE PERFECT WAGNER RITE
curated by Anja Henckel and Alice Planel
Night of Performance and Epic Ritual Opening Performance: Sa. 23. April 20 Uhr
1ST CYCLE 9–9.45PM, 2ND CYCLE 10.45–11.30PM
Performed by: Aoibheann Greenan – Giant Lip | Aoife Greenan – Dwarf | Alina Lindroos – Rhinemaiden | Breffni McGeough – Wotan | Louise Butler – Giants and Dragon | Malachy McKeever – Siegfried | Robert Mirolo – Bass Guitar
Aoibheann Greenan’s theatrical and interactive installation ‚The Perfect Wagner Rite‘ takes irish writer George Bernard Shaw’s commentary on Wagner’s tetralogy ‚The Ring of the Nibelungs‘ as its starting point. In a deliberate act of cultural voyeurism inspired by Shaw’s interpretation of Wagner, Greenan invents a pseudo-subculture of contemporary worshippers whose philosophies and practices draw heavily on the ‚Ring‘ as a source of legitimation.
‚The Perfect Wagner Rite‘ is an elaborate theatrical environment that is part spectacle of seduction, part ritual ground. Greenan’s performative installations are meticulously produced, combining richness of texture, an emphasis on the hand-made and complex political metaphors. Presented in its entirety at Import Projects, an abridged version of the performative work was staged at KW, Berlin during the ONE NIGHT STAND #8 on April 14th organised by the Network of Berlin Independent Project Spaces and Initiatives.
Written, directed and narrated by Aoibheann Greenan. Composed by Robert Mirolo. Curated by Anja Henckel and Alice Planel.
Keithstraße 10 (Vorderhaus)
10787 Berlin – Charlottenburg
24. 04. – 21. 05. 2016