The Pose

The Pose deepens the research on the subject of memory, images and representation in relation to history and architecture on a more intimate level, taking an extended diachronic perspective and investigating the self-portraying of yesterday and today – from classical portraiture through historical photo-documents to digital selfies. How do the iconographic narrative of self-presentation change through the abundance of careless images? Are selfies signs of a serious narcissistic object relationship? Are we dealing here with a regression back to the “mirror stage”, as the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan described it observing small children, who discover their own reflection for the first time. For its Berlin Premiere, Constanza Macras created a site-specific parcours that leaves the conventional theater stage and leads the audience between the intimate spaces and monument stage pictures of the historical architecture of the Academy of Arts at Hanseatenweg. In this peripatetic walk through the parallel performances, in which walking and thinking are reconciled, the spectators experience the collective memories of the architectural space of Werner Düttmann.

Following this structure, the work can be adapted to diverse unconventional spaces and escalated according to the different formats and sizes.

Duration: 180 min.

A production by CONSTANZA MACRAS | Dorkypark in collaboration with Robert Lippok. The production is supported from the funds of the HKF – Hauptstadtkulturfonds. In cooperation with Akademie der Künste Berlin.