Future Dreams 2021
First Showings: 3th - 4th September 2021
Festival Hauptsache Frei
Kraftwerk Bille, Hamburg
Next: 17th of December 2022, Schwankhalle Bremen
Future Dreams 2021 explores the role of new technologies in art. The language of choreography and that of algorithmic thinking are equally involved in this work, revisited in 2021. Presented in a big screen installation are picturesque video portraits of 42 very different children. Their looks, gestures and movements seem as if they were caught in their dreams. They follow objects and stories in imagined virtual spaces and games that are not visible in the videos. Beyond the algorithmic systems revealed in the choreographies and arrangements of the videos, the audience, while lingering in the installation on a carpet, enters a melancholic atmosphere in which associative narratives emerge, that tell of the ecological crisis and of the longing of the next digital native-generation for future healing.
Concept, Choreography, Camera: Barbara Schmidt-Rohr, Daniel Hengst
Performance: children and teenagers from Hamburg
Setdesign Videos and Installation: Marie-Luise Balzer
Editing: Jens Hasenberg
Sound: Iason Roumkos
Make-up: Ilona Klein
Thanks to all families and children
Fotos: Bente Stachowske, Barbara Schmidt-Rohr
Supported by the Hamburg Ministry of Culture and Media, the Hamburg Cultural Foundation in cooperation with the PwC Foundation, the Performing Arts Fund with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of TakePart.