Gold & Coal

Gold & Coal Photo: Daniel Kötter

Ethnictro Music Education Centre (Indonesia), Daniel Kötter/Sarah Israel (Germany), Studio Plesungan Solo/Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia), Residenz Schauspiel Leipzig (Germany)

Gold & Coal is an Indonesian-German collaboration that explores how mining effects geography, economy and the re-distribution of people by linking the context of the world largest copper and gold mine in Timika, West Papua, with the post-industrial landscapes in the former GDR brown coal region around Leipzig. By confronting and overlapping their different media the artists will translate this narrative into a spatial theatrical experience. The project will be developed and questions related to it in the course of a number of research trips, workshops and residencies in Java, West Papua and Germany 2019. The resulting performance/film/concert will be presented in Yogyakarta, Jayapura as well as in Leipzig.

Artistic Direction & Music & Sound Installation: Ikbal Lubys | Artistic Direction & Film: Daniel Kötter | Artistic Direction & Performance: Darlane Litaay | Dramaturgy: Sarah Israel | Set Design: Elisa Limberg | Production Management: ehrliche arbeit - freelance office for culture | Local Production Timika (workshop/filming): Yonri Revolt | Sound Recording & Post Production for Film: Marcin Lenarczyk | With the support of: Goethe-Institut (International Co-Production Fund), DOPPELPASS Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation.

This project is part of round 6 of the International Coproduction Fund, year 2018-2019.