text Marcus Steinweg
Jeder Zuschauer findet auf seienm Platz einen Brief mit Handlungsanweisungen für den Beginn und den zweiten Teil des Stückes.
"In their anarchiv series, the German artists Kattrin Deufert and Thomas Plischke, together the artistic duo deufert&plischke, look back at the choreographic material they have created together over the last nine years. They reformulate characteristic themes and motifs in a new work, not as a sort of ‘best of’ or an instructional glimpse behind the artistic scenes, but as an active re-writing of archive materal. For each anarchiv project they cooperate with other artists who are familiar with their work. They offer their material and let their guests open it up, analyse it, adapt it, and change it to suit themselves."
The choreography of the performance has been fully and literally written out beforehand in accordance with the principle of the game of consequences. The four of them handed their descriptions of movements on to each other with the request to add to and make the description more precise. This gave rise to a complex set of written movements in four notebooks which together make up the choreography they perform on stage. So, very unusually, in this production the written archive precedes the movement itself. In the second part of the performance the choreography is analysed once again and handed on to the audience in separate scores for a second ‘second hand’ interpretation. Bernhard Schreiner is creating the live music score.