Original Sin. A Concert
Jonathan Berger (USA), Jamie Stewart (USA) and Susanne Sachsse (Germany)
It's a true story. It's her story. The story of her conflicted admiration and disdain for Luise Brand, her grandmother. The East German government built an anti-fascist protective wall around Berlin. Luise Brand conceived and constructed a majestic private house in a small village in Thüringen where she lived with her older husband, younger lover, two dogs and two daughters. Übermasstedt. Her walls were twice as thick as the Berlin wall. That wall is gone. Luise Brand is dead. GDR socialism failed. Übermasstedt succumbed to an evil destiny. Capitalism. The house is reborn bad. It's alive and it’s not pretty.
Concept, Text: Susanne Sachsse | Music: Xiu Xiu | With: Vaginal Davis, Susanne Sachsse, Angela Seo (Xiu Xiu), Marc Siegel, Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu) | Stage, Costume: Jonathan Berger, Şenol Şentürk | Video: Ruth Schönegge with the Video Art & Performance Seminar Group of Phil Collins & Tobias Yves Zintel at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne | Light Design: Martin Siemann | Make-up: Christian Fritzenwanker, Yvonne Wengler | Production Management: Katharina Bischoff | A Produktion by Susanne Sachsse, Jonathan Berger, Xiu Xiu | In Coproduction with Goethe-Institut (International Coproduction Fund), Münchner Kammerspiele | In Cooperation with Silent Green | Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds
This project is part of round 3 of the International Coproduction Fund, year 2017.