Wetterhaus (mit Pfanze) [Weather House (with plant)] deals with the insecurity and loss of trust that arise in an incomprehensible environment, the events set in motion by an unexplained disappearance. Two performers at an isolated outpost attempt to develop new forecasting methods. They measure, discuss and compare.Have changes occurred? Can they trust one another? The characters lose their ability to distinguish between meaningful action and futility. They stoically follow their daily routines. But their trusted normality begins to crumble, giving rise to dubious theories and strange new structures.
Weather House (With Plant) takes a skeptical look at scientific obsession and our compulsion to quantify reality. The result is a contemplative study of the relationship between two people who, as if attached to a revolving mechanism, find that their attempts to come together are exactly what keep them apart.(…) Within the resonant stillness of its hypernatural environment, Weather House (With Plant) plays with the perceptual habits and expectations of its audience, evoking in a pleasantly eerie way science-fiction classics such as Tarkovsky’s Stalker. The unsettling non-place, the mysterious realm, and the people who willingly subject themselves to it. Benedikt Wyss, „Unrest in the Upper Tier“, Theaterkritik Berlin
With: Sabine Hertling, Poul Storm and Johannes Hupka (in Video)
Direction / Video and Textmontage: Frauke Havemann
Video / Live Edit: Eric Schefter
Dramaturgie: Miriam Grossmann
Advice: Thomas Martius
Texts: Matthias Wittekindt
Production: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro.
The Premiere 2014 in AULA Milchhof Berlin was funded by the Capital Cultural Fund, Berlin