There is nothing in front of me. There is nothing underneath my feet. There is nothing to my left. There is nothing here. There is nothing beyond the door, nothing the cat is running away with. There is nothing buried underneath the tree. There is nothing bruised, nothing growing in my kidneys. There is nothing funny about a gold fish. There is nothing in the house, nothing in the milky way. There is nothing left to see. Funny
OR YOUR EYES ONLY shows the audience literally without images how the world that so obstinately surrounds us is made: through a just as obstinate play on words that finds its way into the performance as transformed material from the experienced, narrated and discovered, from remains of stories, from the just created or the precisely constructed. In order perhaps even to do damage, damage to the images and fixations of our world, which enclose us or rather connect us: to the simple machine FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. Because what is ‘seen’ on the stage exists only as a form of our imagination, evoked through random-involuntary settings that produce a real time without a basis in reality – and yet constantly examine truth or the world: as post-epic narration, as portrayal in its smallest dimension.
concept: peter stamer
performance: sybrig dokter, andreas a. müller, peter stamer, (frank willens in vienna and berlin)
dramaturgical support: christine standfest
light design: andreas harder
a production of peter stamer / GARAGE e.v. co-produced by tanzquartier wien.
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developed at tanzfabrik berlin, weld stockholm, notafe viljandi, theater unterwegs heidelberg.
supported by hauptstadtkulturfonds berlin.