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Internationales Sommerfestival 2015
Douglas Gordon / Philip Venables:

Bound to Hurt

 
  • © Studio lost but found /Douglas Gordon / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
  • © Studio lost but found /Douglas Gordon / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
  • © Studio lost but found /Douglas Gordon / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
  • © Studio lost but found / Douglas Gordon / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2015
Music / Theater & Performance
  • Thu, 06.08.2015 21:00 [Premiere]
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Fri, 07.08.2015 21:00
    Publikumsgespräch
    Kampnagel – K2
  • Sat, 08.08.2015 21:00
    Kampnagel – K2

World Premiere & Co-Production

Turner-Prize winning artist Douglas Gordon stages a dark musical journey into a world of an emotional state of emergency.

Using a compilation of popular cover songs as a basis, one of the world’s most influential video and installation artists, will develop a stage work about domestic violence in collaboration with British composer Philip Venables. Born in 1979, Venables is a radical musical innovator, whose strikingly visceral compositions have been performed by well-known contemporary music ensembles as for example the London Sinfonietta. In BOUND TO HURT songs by artists as diverse as Carole King, Jacques Brel and Madonna, are re-imagined as surreal fantasies of violence. Douglas Gordon’s characteristic eerie emotional ambivalence is carried into the theatre – a medium in which Gordon has recently started to explore. The performance is written for the extremely versatile singer/performer Ruth Rosenfeld, best known for her collaborations with theatre directors Frank Castorf and Herbert Fritsch. She is accompanied by members of the German-Icelandic Ensemble Adapter, one of the most experimental genre-crossers in New Music. BOUND TO HURT is a musical offering which ruptures into a theatrical venture, tentatively probing the line between love and hate, between tenderness, eroticism and aggression. As an extension of this world premiere, Douglas Gordon‘s installation THE END OF CIVILISATION is on view throughout the festival.

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  • Music: Philip Venables
  • Stage Direction and Design: Douglas Gordon
  • Dramaturge: Laura Berman
  • Associate Director: Jasmina Hadziahmetovic
  • With: Ruth Rosenfeld, Saraa Sigrist
  • Playing: Ensemble Adapter (Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir, Harfe/harp // Matthias Engler, Schlagzeug/drums // Kristjana Helgadóttir, Flöte/flute //, Iñigo Giner Miranda, Klavier, Keyboard/piano, keyboard // Ingólfur Vilhjálmsson, Klarinette/clarinet // Johannes Pennetzdorfer, Viola/viola)
  • Light Design: Brian H Scott
  • Costume Design: Christel Rehm
  • Make-Up: Christian Fritzenwanker
  • Light: Sebastian Zamponi
  • Sound: Matthias Kirschke
  • Production Douglas Gordon: Zeynep Yücel
  • Executive Producer HAU Hebbel am Ufer: Elisabeth Knauf
  • Associate Producer: Christina Ostrowski

EINE PRODUKTION VON OUI in Koproduktion mit HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Internationales Sommerfestival
Kampnagel, Hamburg und Theater Basel GEFÖRDERT durch den Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin. Die Hamburger
Aufführungen werden unterstützt von der Ilse und Dr. Horst Rusch Stiftung und der Rudolf Augstein Stiftung.


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