May 11, 2012

I in Wonderland – Unter Milchwasser (Under Milky Water)

In 2012, post theater works on I in Wonderland - a walk-in picture book for recent and former children.

Date: May 11, 2012, 00:00 Uhr

Duration: May 11, 2012

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude/Scheune

Part 1 of the Performance »I in Wonderland«
(Premiere of all Five Parts in Autumn 2012)

In 2012, post theater works on I in Wonderland – a walk-in picture book for recent and former children. Starting with the relation between the picture and the story in picture book classics like Alice in Wonderland or The Wizard of Oz, the interdisciplinary performance company under the lead of Hiroko Tanahashi and Max Schumacher creates a picture book as well as a performative installation in five parts. The installation uses unusual projections (onto objects, the ceiling, and the floor) and animated films, which are based on book illustrations by Hiroko Tanahashi. All parts are interrelated.

The first part is Unter Milchwasser – a story about a small boy who dives into his bathtub and chases Captain Cook in a wild pursuit in order to keep him from eating the mother of the rubber-ducks. The animated film will be projected into the bathtub. The audience (max. 10 persons) sits around the bathtub.

This animated film installation will be installed in a carrier box, which is tiled in white color and resembles a bathroom in the inside and looks like a wooden box with significant traces of oversea travels on the outside.

Unter Milchwasser is – like the whole project I in Wonderland – the attempt to combine video art and children theater in times, in which especially young kids bear a high media competence.

Entrance free. Reservations appreciated:

Unter Milchwasser was developed by Hiroko Tanahashi during her fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (2010/2011).

Art Direction, Text, Stage Direction: post theater (Hiroko Tanahashi/Max Schumacher)
Illustrations, Idea: Hiroko Tanahashi
Animated Film: Johannes Krohn
Dramaturgy: Max Schumacher
Sound/Music: Sibin Vassilev
Speaker: Matthias Horn, Ilka Teichmüller
Installation Construction: Helmut Diez

Funded by Kulturamt Stuttgart, LaFT Baden Württemberg/Land Baden-Württemberg, Fonds Darstellende Künste e. V., and Akademie Schloss Solitude. The Junge Ensemble Stuttgart (JES) supports the project.