RETURN OF A GODDESS 2018
Film and Performance - Premiere on 12.10.2018 Sophiensaele Berlin
Concept/realisation/production: Philipp Bergmann, Thea Reifler, Matthias Schönijahn, Malgorzata Wdowik. Performance/Dance: Lea Kieffer, Rocio MaranoCamera: Daniel UlaciaProduction management: Ilka Rümke (ehrliche Arbeit)Production Management Mexico: Pia Siliceo TruebaA production by K.A.U.&Wdowik in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE.Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin with support of PACT Zollverein, Gessnerallee, Zurich and Goethe Institut México.
Movie stills – Pictures: Daniel Ulacia
One goddess, two statues and a double theft: over 200 years ago Alexander von Humboldt brought a statue of the deity Chicomecoatl from Mexico to Berlin, where it became part of the ethnological collection. In May 2018 K.A.U.&Wdowik travelled with a 1:1 copy of the statue back to its place of origin in Mexico. To create a new one story on the traces of old ones. "Return of a Goddess" is both a filmic travelogue and a scenic fantasy of a confrontation with colonial museum heritage.
Performance - Pictures Nils Heck