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© Rolf Arnold

Death is the unavoidable prerequisite of taxidermy and yet animal preparation mimics vibrancy. „The Big Sleep“ dedicates itself to the cultural practice of defying decay and making death forgotten through imitation of vitality. With excerpts of interviews from taxidermists the three performers reflect upon the human approach to loss, the representation of life, and the underlying promise of movement that can be found there.

Use of animal materials No animals were hurt in the making of the performance „The Big Sleep“. The animal stuffed live by taxidermist Lydia Mäder was found dead.
Strobe lights are used at this event. This can trigger epileptic seizures.

Age 14

Hecke, Rauter (Germany)

Austrian premiere
70 min

Artistic direction: Alisa M. Hecke, Julian Rauter
Performance: Katharina Bill, Malte Scholz, Nina Maria Wyss
Stage: Andi Willmann, Franz Thöricht
Soundscape: Cornelia Friederike Müller
Technique: Max Wileschek
Dramaturgy: Nadine Vollmer
Production management: Nora Schneider
Assistance: Sonja Weissberg
A production of Hecke/Rauter GbR in co-production with Schauspiel Leipzig, Kunstfest Weimar, Theaterdiscounter Berlin, Roxy Birsfelden as well as the Natural History Museum Basel, the Muséum d'histoire naturelle de la Ville de Genève and the Naturalienkabinett Waldenburg.
Supported by Dirty Debut and ARC artist residency.
Supported by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes and the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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