A film by HARTMANNMUELLER
September 15 + 16, 2021
Duration: 65 minutes
"If there were no fools in the world, what would the world be?" (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
In their debut film NO FUN, HARTMANNMUELLER try it out. Three bizarre characters, clowns, whose story we don't know, set out on a search for non-violent communication and end up in limbo. They ask themselves the supposedly big questions of this world, they get caught up in an angry argument, while at the same time they cling to the conventions of an overlaid table. They seek their salvation in excess and in unrestrained dance and are thrown back on their own insignificance and loneliness. NO FUN casts a satirical-ironic look at an unstable, damaged world and keeps the balance between the lightness and the sadness about one's own inability.
Director: Simon HARTMANN, Daniel Ernesto MUELLER
Performers: Sophia Seiss, Thilo Garus, Rodolfo Piazza Pfitscher Da Silva
Camera / Editing: Ferdinand Feldmann
Music / composition: Orson Hentschel
Set tone: Konstantin Faust, Malte Weitkamp
Sound post-production: Konstantin Faust, Robert Keilbar
Technical support: Eckhard Merholz
Stage lighting: Philipp Zander
Mask: Myriam Schreiber
Production management: Susanne Berthold
Costume: Charlotte Grewer
Design: Studio Robin Frank
NO FUN Film - A production by HARTMANNMUELLER, funded by the Kunststiftung NRW, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETZ - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media as part of the NEUSTART initiative CULTURE. Auxiliary program dance.
NO FUN Stage - A production by HARTMANNMUELLER, in coproduction with Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Mülheim. Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Culture Office of the State Capital Düsseldorf. Supported by PACT Zollverein, Essen.
Thanks to: PACT Zollverein, tanzhaus nrw, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Lichtburg Essen, Agency Wortgenau Düsseldorf and the Eifel.
supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
HARTMANNMUELLER therefore creatively use the current challenges of the pandemic to further develop and analyze their way of working and their artistic activity. You will research how much digitality reality allows and tolerates, but also how much reality digitality can tolerate. Because it is not only up to you whether and to what extent reality can correspond with digitality, but also what relevance the live moment has in the digital world and whether the coupling of the two changes people's perception. What happens when the digital merges with the real in such a way that the boundaries become blurred? How can you make use of the digital in your artistic work on stage? What new formats result from these considerations? And are digitality and reality actually opposites and different categories? It takes time to ask yourself these questions and to try out the supposed possibilities. Time and an open ending without results / without performance / without presentation / without paper / without public image.
HARTMANNMUELLER created a laboratory for hearing, seeing and feeling. All senses that can only be stimulated to a limited extent in an online format. On this basis, they first practiced listening and designed a catalog of questions that they tested with different people. It was about listening to individual urgencies, needs and desires of the individual, evaluating the results / statements and drawing conclusions about one's own artistic activity. At the end of the research, they also tried to reach plants through empathy / empathy. Interestingly, this created stories that were initiated by plants but could only be told through the human medium. Bizarre.
Thanks to: tanzhaus nrw Düsseldorf, PACT Zollverein Essen & Fonds Darstellende Künste