The performance „soft, slow & sweaty“ is dealing with psychological
reactions on a refusal to fight. What comes after ending
the (personal) fight?
In this particular case the factor time is
examined. By stopping the
fight quasi the time also stops. This creates
timeframes where a „being between the times“ is possible.
this stress fields between the past, the present time and the future
are appearing and the moment becomes the base for a new quality of
Furthermore the actual relativity of times, the
transience of everything and the fading of historical experiences gets
Formally the mixed media performance is based on the
narrative structure of fairy tales. Fairy tales always happen in the
past, they are engrossed
of the present time
and their thematic
contents are mostly moralizing. Filmic, literary and performative
elements - enriched with
self composed livemusic - are creating a grotesque
which sometimes reminds of the genre musical. By using
classical good/bad-fairy-tale figures the deconstruction of moralistic
valuessystems is next to the above mentioned
another fundamental tone
of the project. The structure of the performance
is based on preset elements as well as
improvised parts. The different roles are played by laypersons,
that only get a very rough briefing.
I wanted to experience in which
sense the energy of the performance can change, when the "actors"
grow more and more into their parts by identifiying themselfs more
intense with the played characters but also by feeling more selfsecure about their