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KATRIN BRETSCHNEIDER

›SHAKING HANDS WITH GHOSTS‹

Participatory audio walk on the grounds of the former Werft AG Weser

THU Sep 16 - SO Sep 19 / 6:30 p.m.
TUE Sep 21 - FRI Sep 24 / 6:15 p.m.

#narratinghistory #bremenartscene #outdoor

External venue: Grounds of the former Werft AG Weser, AG Weser Straße 3, Waterfront. Tram-Stop Use Akschen. From Waterfront main entrance please follow the signage.

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›Shaking Hands With Ghosts‹ is a participatory audio walk on the grounds of the former Werft AG Weser in Gröpelingen. 8,000 people used to work in what was one of Europe’s largest dockyards. Almost nothing indicates the site’s past anymore. The dockyard was shut down 40 years ago, yet until today this event remains an undigested trauma of the city. The dramatic circumstances of the closure became a myth, fueled by a great longing for solidarity and meaningful, identity-forging work.
In Katrin Bretschneider’s audio walk, participants are guided through the empty premises wearing headphones. Sound collages and projections evoke the dockyard’s past. Ghosts of the past and future shake hands—fleetingly, shadowy, fueled by the power of collective memories and longings. ›Shaking Hands With Ghosts‹ not only raises questions about what once was, but also about what remains and what the future may hold. The highlight of the evening is the ceremonial act of launching a ship imagined collectively by the audience.

For this project, the Bremen-based director and author Katrin Bretschneider (mOtherhood, ANTZ!) brought together artists from different scenes: The sound designer Ilona Marti is specialized in working in public space (with Rimini Protokoll, among others). The focus of Verena Ries is on the artistic dealing with rituals and performative remembrance work. Constantin Jaxy (shadow projection) is known in Bremen for his large-format works in the outdoor area of the port, among other things. Project developer Oliver Behneke gave impetus during the initial phase.

DIRECTOR Katrin Bretschneider
SOUNDDESIGN Ilona Marti
RE-ENACTMENT Verena Ries
VISUALS/PROJECTION Constantin Jaxy
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT Oliver Behneke, Katrin Bretschneider
PRODUCTION MANAGER Daniela Guse, Elisabeth Sowa
COMMUNICATION Ulla Tiedemann
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Frank Barufke
TECHNICIAN Florian Wilke

Coproduction: Schwankhalle Bremen

Funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste financed by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR and the Senator für Kultur Bremen. With the support of Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen, Waterfront Bremen, Kultur Vor Ort e.V.
Sponsorship: Pikto Panoptikum e.V.
Patron: Kristina Vogt (Die Senatorin für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Europa)

 

TICKETS
No reservations. Tickets available online and at all Nordwest-Ticket ticket agencies. Remaining tickets from 60 min before the start of the event at the box office.
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Pricing
Joint price system 14/10/7 EURO, Bremen Pass/Kultursemesterticket 3 EURO. No further reductions. Online-tickets plus 1 EURO fee.
 

Due to the current incidence levels in Bremen, the 3G rule ('Vaccinated - tested - recovered') applies to all events at the Schwankhalle. ›› more information

 

 

›SHAKING HANDS WITH GHOSTS‹
KATRIN BRETSCHNEIDER

Participatory audio walk on the grounds of the former Werft AG Weser

›SHAKING HANDS WITH GHOSTS‹
KATRIN BRETSCHNEIDER

Participatory audio walk on the grounds of the former Werft AG Weser