projecting space – HAU

Imagine a nomadic tribe would travel from the future to today’s time to share their lore – the stories, songs and dances that reflect their ways of living together, of practicing labour, care and ritual. Would we look at today’s world with different eyes? Would we be spurred on to sensitize ourselves and experiment with spaces and situations of encounter?

These questions are brought to resonate in Projecting [Space[, an in situ creation by Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods, dramaturge Jeroen Peeters and scenographer Jozef Wouters, made at the invitation of Ruhrtriennale 2017. A motley group of artists, performers and technicians, the company Damaged Goods set up camp in a former mining factory in Dinslaken-Lohberg (DE). There, they build a temporary environment prone to change, adaptation and migration. In real and imaginary spaces they unfold precarious collective practices of meeting and making – with living bodies, with tape and wood, with curated sounds and urban noise.


Choreography Meg Stuart
Dramaturgy Jeroen Peeters
Stage design Jozef Wouters
Created with and performed by Jorge de Hoyos, Mor Demer, Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Roberto Martínez, Renan Martins de Oliveira, Sonja Pregrad, Mariana Tengner Barros, Sigal Zouk
Soundscapes and -installations Vincent Malstaf
Double Bass and Live Electronics Klaus Janek
Costume design and props Sofie Durnez
Light Sandra Blatterer
Sound design Richard König