Performance and Installation The Last Ideal Paradise

The Last Ideal Paradise © Christian Schuller

26.02.2020 | 5 PM
Duration: approx. 150 min.

Jl. Otto Iskandardinata Raya No. 125-127, Jakarta Timur

A site-specific installation and performance on terrorism, territory, and political thinking by Claudia Bosse

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considers social constellations and political thinking. Transforming materials and forming fragile, temporary communities with and for viewers, it is at once an installation, a choreography and a performance combining the political present and history with rituals and myths. Realised in multi-media spaces and combining videos, objects and sounds the last IDEAL PARADISE questions terrorism, territory and assimilation, projections and constellations of our cultural and political (un)consciousness.
The work premiered in Düsseldorf in 2016. The Jakarta-specific adaptation of the work is informed by research, interviews and encounters that took place in Jakarta in the years 2018 and 2019 and is realised in collaboration with a choir of performers from Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Denpasar and Lampung.

Concept, Space, Objects, Choreography: Claudia Bosse // Sound, Media: Günther Auer // With: Rotraud Kern, Mun Wai Lee, Alexandra Sommerfeld, Pat Toh, Ilse Urbanek  // Ghost Team: Akbar Yumni, Alfiah Rahdini, Ayu Permata Sari, Ibed Surgana Yuga, John Heryanto, Laksmi Notokusumo, Liswati, Rita Matu Mona, Riyadhus Shalihin, Yola Yulfianti // Assistance / Production Management theatercombinat: Dagmar Tröstler // Project Coordination Jakarta: Dinyah Latuconsina // Production Management Jakarta: Maya, Ranggi Arohmansani // Collaboration Installation: Dea Widya // Research: Akbar Yumni, Dinyah Latuconsina // Advise: Karlina Supelli // Translation: Hendarto Setiadi // Communication: Oliver Maus  // Communication & Press Jakarta: Ryan Rinaldy, Wilton Djaya, Luna Pujianto, Aisyah Nabilaa Antani // Technical Direction: Marco Tölzer // Technical Direction Jakarta: Sigit D. Pratama, Fajar Merian, thisPLAY // Liason Officers Jakarta: Louisiana Wattimena, George Ante // Admin theatercombinat: Alexander Kosnopfl // Production: theatercombinat // Coproduction: FFT Düsseldorf as part of International Coproductions. Living Dead – Spukgestalten im Theater der Gegenwart // Funding: Wien Kultur // Supported by: Kunststiftung NRW
Production Adaptation Jakarta: Goethe-Institut Indonesien


The work is the result of a multi-part several-year working process entitled IDEAL PARADISE which began in 2015 as an installation with interviews from Cairo and Athens reflecting the political situations and social upheavals of the time. A following part took place at the Weltmuseum Vienna where material from the ethnographic collection as well as objects and videos were incorporated. After this, the series expanded nomadically into urban spaces before making a stop at Tanzquartier Wien and giving rise to a performative landscape in Bucharest. The process culminated in the last IDEAL PARADISE which was realised at a former post office loading station in Düsseldorf using elements derived from the whole series in collaboration with the performers and a local choir. The staging in Jakarta adds yet another layer to the work and process.