Photo: Darko Dragičević

Silent Trio – Chapter: Spomenik

Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević | Audiowalk in english language
Friday 11.9. 17:00, meeting point COURTYARD outside the boiler house (Heizhaus) (open air)

Audiowalk in english language – Start: Uferstudios, Ending: Prenzlauer Berg. There will be no collective return to Uferstudios. Duration: 2 hours.

For me space is where I can feel all four horizons, not just the horizon in front of me because then the experience of space exists only as volume.

Barnett Newman

With «Silent Trio» Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević explore the inter-relations between man-made objects and natural environments in decay. Their main interest is the field of tension between natural and man-made objects, which is increasingly falling out of balance in our times of political and ecological precarity.

One focus of their research is the so called Spomenik monuments built between 1960-80 in former Yugoslavia, surreal structures to commemorate the victory against fascism and at the same time articulate a vision of a new tomorrow. Many of them stand in remote natural surroundings, dominating the landscape with their enormous size.

With their audio-walk Christina and Darko invite the audience to join in their research by constructing a physical object, created while walking together. By acoustically displacing their experience of the Spomenik monuments they allow it to penetrate the environment in Berlin and disrupt normal perception. By walking and listening two layers of experience are exposed to our sensory perception, which can flow into each other, contradict and enrich each other.

Since 2018, Darko Dragičević and Christina Ciupke have invited each other to participate in their artistic projects, including Failure as Practice and Lie and Theft as Practice. With Silent Trio, they are starting their first joint collaboration this year, which will premiere in 2021 at Tanzfabrik Berlin.

Concept: Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević. Sound Design: Daniel Massey. Text Collaboration: Alan Cunnigham. Collaboration Research: Milica Naumov. Light Design: Gretchen Blegen. Dramaturgical Support: Silke Bake. Production Management: Barbara Greiner. Press / Social Media: Anita Goß. A production by: A lot of body GbR. Coproduced by: Tanzfabrik Berlin. Funded by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe and Hauptstadtkulturfonds. Supported by: apap – Performing Europe 2020 cofounded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.


Please remember to wear weatherproof clothing.

The time slot ticket allows to enter the Uferstudios via the entrance Badstraße 41a 30 minutes before the beginning of the event.

It is not possible to pass on the time slot ticket to third parties.