Heute wird Morgen Gestern sein (2018)

Ariane Trümper

Sponsor: V2_Lab, Host: Metamedia Association

In this scenographic sound and video installation the impossible seems to be possible, to go back in time.

The idea for ‘Heute wird Morgen Gestern sein’ evolved during an artist residence in the outermost East of Germany, in Sachsen. Due to the yarn and fabric industry a flourishing area in the 19th century and during the GDR, is the region since the reunification of Germany imprinted by a decrease of industry and residence, as well as an increase of unemployment. Sarcastically it was known under the title ‘the valley of the clueless.’ A title that stems from GDR times, as it was one of the regions in which Western television and radio could barely be received.

During her stay in this area Ariane Trümper experienced a paradoxical mood, that could maybe be described as a longing for the better times of the past, a directly connected dissatisfaction about a current state, mixed with a fear of change. The only solution to solve such a paradox would be to turn back time, to change into a future that is already known, that is safe and not surprising. This certainly impossible task can be explored through the sensory, performative installation work ‘Heute wird Morgen Gestern sein.’ Time will be seemingly flowing backwards, disabling the rules of space and time. Images will be rerouted through media, changing their truth and perceptions will be challenged.

An interactive experience that invites the spectator to explore an impossible wish and the destructive or constructive potential of events.

The work was performed at Dansmakers, Amsterdam, as part of the Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2018: http://amsterdamfringefestival.nl/en/programma/heute-wird-morgen-gestern-sein-today-will-be-tomorrows-yesterday/

This project is produced as part of the Summer Sessions Network for Talent Development in a co-production of V2_Lab for the Unstable Media and Udruga Metamedij.

This project was developed during a residency as part of a Summer Sessions residency at V2_.