Jacob Bussmann, Rahel Kesselring, Henrike Kohpeiß, Hanna Steinmair
Here, in the dark, no contours can as yet be discerned. But there are mounting signs that a new, exhausting day is about to dawn, its appearance will be clearly pale, as Skeptical Birds are well aware. Grumpily, they take note of the impending transition to the familiar hustle and bustle. They find refuge in song, but they sing not out of joy, but because they have something to say.
Jacob Bussmann (music/performance), Rahel Kesselring (scenography), Henrike Kohpeiß (dramaturgy) and Hanna Steinmair (choreographic consulting) work on performative settings in which marginal musical and philosophical materials become audible. "Skeptical Birds" takes a performative approach to birds and searches for their waywardness and existential doubts in song.
The concert performance will take place in the saasfee*pavilion, set in the park at the Eschenheimer Tor, illuminated by the twilight. The gradual changes in light create a transitional duration in which diffusion and concentration are possible simultaneously.
The project will be presented by the artists' collective saasfee* in the saasfee*pavilion, Frankfurt's only exhibition space under collective management. As an interdisciplinary platform, it presents current artistic positions, promotes the exchange between local and international artists and functions as an interface between the established art scene and the off-scene.
Jacob Bussmann, Rahel Kesselring, Henrike Kohpeiß and Hanna Steinmair work on musical performances, which can take the form of drag, performance essays, or site-specific installations. They met while studying (music/scenography/philosophy/cultural and social anthropology) at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen. Most recently, they created "Sophisticated Songs", which was shown at the performance festival Implantieren in 2018.
The Project is supported from: