WHY TALK TO ANIMALS.
A Trilogy by Mobile Academy Berlin




Photo: Sergey Lelyuh

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May 2015
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September 2015
>> PART2: THE SHOOTING
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>> SCIENTISTS IN THE LABORATORY
>> FILM & RADIO
>> VIDEO DOCUMENTATION (excerpt)

December 2015 / February 2016
>> Part3: The Product

 

CREDITS

Concept:
Hannah Hurtzig

Curator film program:
Susanne Sachsse, Berlin

Photographer:
Pola Sieverding, Berlin

Moderator:
Anita Krausová, Prague

Performer:
Susanne Sachsse and Lukas Hofmann, Prague

Project coordination Goethe-Institut Prague:
Monika Loderová, Jakob Racek

Project coordination Mobile Academy Berlin:
Cristina Navarro, Berlin

Project manager Prague:
Anna Friedländer

Floor manager:
Sarah Lewis, Mobile Academy Berlin

Research:
Arnika Ahldag, Mobile Academy Berlin

Stage design and drawing:
Florian Stirnemann, Berlin

Technical director Pilsen:
Jirí Kunc

Audio equipment:
Ellerbrock Konferenztechnik e.K., Berlin

Simultaneous translation:
Lucie Bransten, Prague
Olga Stankova, Prague

Staff:
Katja Bock, Prague
Vladka Boudová, Pilsen
Martina Patoçková, Prague
Veronika Hilbert, Prague
Kristýna Winkelhöferová, Pilsen

Signet, poster & billboards:
Ta-Trung, Berlin

Postproduction film program:
Sound editing:
Tito Knapp, Berlin

Film editing:
Philipp Hochleichter, Mobile Academy Berlin

Voice over:
Jana Doudova, Berlin
Daniel Hendrickson, Berlin

Commentaries for film clips:
Karin Harrasser, Linz
Ute Holl, Basel
Cord Riechelmann, Berlin
Marc Siegel, Berlin

Documentation:
Stanislav Adámek , Prague
Radim Lapcík, Prague
Marek Matvija, Prague


special thanks to:
Mai Wegener and Pierre Becker (Ta-Trung)


Signet: Pierre Becker, Ta-Trung, Berlin

WHY TALK TO ANIMALS.
A Trilogy by Mobile Academy Berlin for the First NatureCultural Capital of Europe Pilsen 2015

PART 2:
The Shooting
September 24th 2015 / DEPO2015 / Pilsen (CZ)
One day on interspecies relationships between humans and animals
In the ARENA, in the LABORATORY, on the RADIO and in FILM

Appearing in the arena will be animals that live with us at home, are kept in the yard or in zoos or that are working in therapy and the entertainment industry. They will come accom-panied by their friends, colleagues, clients, shepherds, breeders, patrons and trainers. 17 Czech human-animal pairs that have lived and worked a long time together will play the leads: an owl and his falconer, a pig and her patient, a guide dog and his trainer, a python and her keeper, a stuffed boar and his taxidermist, the actor fox from Lars von Triers „Anti-christ“ and his manager, to name a few. While their respective portraits will be made in the arena, in the laboratory right next to the arena, a group of German, Austrian and Czech scientists from various fields – biology, anthropology, media studies and cultural studies – will observe and comment on the live performance of the animals. Films, ranging from the avant-garde to the mainstream, will be shown on a number of screens.

Simultaneous translation into Czech, English and Animal is provided.

Why Talk to Animals is a theatre experiment open to the public. It deals with our day-to-day ex-perience and our knowledge and lack of knowledge of animals.

For the first time ANIMALS, SCIENCE AND CINEMATIC ART come together in one location!

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Billboard: Pierre Becker, Ta-Trung, Berlin