Moving in November | Meg Stuart & Damaged Goods: The Lobby, Intermission, Overtime, The Clock

Event|Film/video

In the spring of 2020, Meg Stuart was invited by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin to participate in the CC: World project. Various artists and researchers contributed personal letters, in the form of videos or essays, responding to the current state of the world.

Stuart created four videos exploring our changing relationship to time, in dialogue with the retro-futurist architecture of the iconic HKW building.

The four videos – The Lobby, Intermission, Overtime and The Clock – are set in various parts of the modernist masterpiece built in the 1950s, eerily deserted during COVID-19 lockdown. With its vast rooms and stylized interiors, and a remarkable rooftop, the building becomes a scene where five bodies join, resist, become disjointed, reach towards the clouds and fall backwards into the sky. Each video leaves a unique trace, while the city of Berlin hovers at the edge of the horizon.

These video letters are on daily display at Stoa’s lobby in Helsinki during the whole length of Moving in November 2022. The video works restart every even hour. The work is free of admission and can be seen during the opening hours of Stoa.

As part of the festival, there will be an open discussion with the invited artist and local host called Soup Talk on the 5th of November at noon in Caisa.

The Lobby

Directed by: Meg Stuart
With: Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Roger Sala Reyner, Isabela Fernandes Santana, Tiran Willemse and Sigal Zouk
Costumes: Aino Laberenz
Music: Hahn Rowe
Camera and editing: Stephane Leonard
Production by: Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Damaged Goods
Commissioned by: Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Duration: 7 min 36 sec

Intermission

Choreography: Meg Stuart
With: Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Roger Sala Reyner, Isabela Fernandes Santana, Tiran Willemse and Sigal Zouk
Costumes: Aino Laberenz
Music: Stephane Leonard
Camera: Stephane Leonard
Editing: Stephane Leonard and Meg Stuart
Special thanks to: Mor Demer
Commissioned by: Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Production by: Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Damaged Goods
Duration: 4 min 54 sec

Overtime

Directed by: Meg Stuart
With: Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Roger Sala Reyner, Isabela Fernandes Santana, Tiran Willemse and Sigal Zouk
Costumes: Aino Laberenz
Music: GOOD DAY TODAY (David Lynch)
Printed Rocks: Julian Weber
Camera and editing: Stephane Leonard
Production by: Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Damaged Goods
Commissioned by: Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Duration: 5 min 40 sec

GOOD DAY TODAY
Recoded by David Lynch
written by David Lynch, Dean Hurley
published by Bobkind Music Inc. (ASCAP)
administered by Universal / MCA Music Holland B.V. (BUMA)
Downtown Music UK Ltd (PRS)
Mixed by David Lynch and Dean Hurley at Assymetrical Studio, Hollywood
Copyright 2011 Sunday Best Recordings

The Clock

Choreography: Meg Stuart
With: Márcio Kerber Canabarro, Roger Sala Reyner, Isabela Fernandes Santana, Tiran Willemse and Sigal Zouk
Costumes: Aino Laberenz
Music: Hahn Rowe
Camera: Stephane Leonard
Editing: Stephane Leonard and Meg Stuart
Production assistant: Douglas Weiss
Drone footage: Marcus Winterbauer
Special thanks to: Paul Freeman and Isabelle Pauwelyn
Production by: Haus der Kulturen der Welt and Damaged Goods
Commissioned by: Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Duration: 13 min 42 sec

Photo: a screenshot from the video

Visit in collaboration: Stoa

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Stoa

Turunlinnantie 1 Itäkeskus, 00900 Helsinki, Helsinki

4.11.2022

8:00–18:00

5.11.2022

10:00–16:00

6.11.2022

12:00–18:00

7.11.2022

8:00–20:00

8.11.2022

8:00–20:00

9.11.2022

8:00–20:00

10.11.2022

8:00–20:00

11.11.2022

8:00–18:00

12.11.2022

10:00–16:00

13.11.2022

12:00–18:00