Prekärotopia

A Contemporary Singspiel at Lenbachhaus München
   Video Still aus PREKÄROTOPIA, 2019
 Beate Engl, Leonie Felle, Franka Kaßner Premiere of PREKÄROTOPIA , 2019 Photo: Lenbachhaus, Simone Gänsheimer; © Bildrecht, Wien 2019
 Beate Engl, Leonie Felle, Franka Kaßner Premiere of PREKÄROTOPIA , 2019 Photo: Lenbachhaus, Simone Gänsheimer; © Bildrecht, Wien 2019
 Beate Engl, Leonie Felle, Franka Kaßner Premiere of PREKÄROTOPIA , 2019 Photo: Lenbachhaus, Simone Gänsheimer; © Bildrecht, Wien 2019
 Beate Engl, Leonie Felle, Franka Kaßner Premiere of PREKÄROTOPIA , 2019 Photo: Lenbachhaus, Simone Gänsheimer; © Bildrecht, Wien 2019
 Beate Engl, Leonie Felle, Franka Kaßner Premiere of PREKÄROTOPIA , 2019 Photo: Lenbachhaus, Simone Gänsheimer; © Bildrecht, Wien 2019

Prekärotopia is a contemporary Singspiel. Singspiel is a German term for a music drama or minor opera. The artists Beate Engl, Leonie Felle and Franka Kaßner a.k.a. Speaker, Poupée and Trickster lead a life between dance number and wrecking ball in the system of Prekärotopia. The play's dramaturgy is defined by abrupt and drastic shifts: from individual isolation to the euphoric embrace of solidarity; from the firm belief in the possibility of change to a revolution without resolution.

The question of whether collective action is possible connects the narrative and the three artists’ real­world collaboration. Engl, Felle and Kaßner design and build all sculptures and musical instruments for the play, and also compose, write, and perform the songs.
On three evenings the artists will perform the Singspiel and Prekärotopia will spring to life.

Curated by Stephanie Weber

 

PREKÄROTOPIA
Of the Utopian Attempt to Produce Change Together
A Precarious Singspiel by Beate Engl, Leonie Felle and Franka Kaßner

Performance and Installation
31 March – 22 April, 2pm–8pm, Entrance free
Kunstbau/Lenbachhaus

Musik, Film und Schnitt: Beate Engl, Leonie Felle, Franka Kaßner 
Synthesizer: Beate Engl Gitarre: Leonie Felle © Bildrecht, Wien 2019

 

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