26 NOV, kl 19.00
Cherries have tender skin, meat and a kind of bone inside them. Their juice is red like blood. When you treat them like humans sometimes treat other humans, then they become human themselves or at least animate objects, which invite you to identify yourself with them.
Inspired by fairy tales, where sometimes objects come to life and so become a projection screen for your own experiences and fantasies. In the performance Death is Certain Eva Meyer-Keller has installed sweet cherries as her protagonists. The stalks are removed from the fruit, but they are not washed or stoned. Instead they are being killed. She takes care of this business manually, in a way which turns the everyday into something brutal.
The viewer is reminded of deaths from films, but also the reality of executions, how they really happen: associations from individual and collective experience in the face of sweet death at the kitchen table.
Production: Eva Meyer-Keller
With friendly support by: Vooruit Gent, Stuk Leuven
Thanks to: Alexandra Bachzetsis, Juan Dominguez, Mette Edwardsen, Cuqui Jerez, Martin Nachbar, Rico Repotente
Eva Meyer-Keller is working at the interface of performing and visual arts and has presented her work in the context of festivals, art galleries and theatres throughout Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Before she graduated from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) in Amsterdam she studied photography and visual art in Berlin (HdK) and London (Central St. Martins and Kings College). She lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Eva Meyer-Keller’s work is versatile: she shows her performances internationally develops projects with other artists, performs for other choreographers and realizes video works. In addition to her own work she was involved in projects of Baktruppen, Jérôme Bel and Christine de Smedt / Les Ballets C de la B.