'Hotel Radio'(performance), 'Lizards Lounge', 'Carwash', 'Excerpts From'(Installationen). In 2002, choreographer and director Frauke Havemann joined forces with video artist Eric Schefter and Performer Neal Wach to examine the possibilities of combining live performance with pre-recorded video material. Starting from a collection of “found” texts, they began to shoot and rehearse. As in a game, rules and tasks were developed which could be followed or ignored. The cinematic principle of ‘the cut’ could be used for interruption or irritation - as a possibility for direct collision and/or an (expandable) interval. The goal was to be precise in timing and reaction, while allowing decision-making and flexibility within the performance situation. Mistakes and unforeseen events (both technical and human) where integrated into the game.
Since then, a series of works have been developed which investigate the flux and friction between Live-performance (human time, transformation/ change) and pre-recorded material (mechanical/digital time, the option for endless repetition). Within these parameters of narrative and multi-layered montage the audience becomes co-producer, co-writer, co-storyteller….