Uferstudios 5
Badstr. 41A, Uferstr. 23
13357 Berlin
Photo: Darko Dragičević

Take me somewhere nice

Performative Situation · Spatial Compositions by Christina Ciupke, Darko Dragičević
In the frame of Fold – New Works

«Take me somewhere nice» is a two-year project about traveling. Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević are interested in the insatiable longing for travel and how this desire has led to the phenomenon of mass tourism and other manifestations of travel.
What draws us to faraway places? What do we hope to find there? Are we searching, or is it an escape, a utopian longing? Is traveling existential? Is it an expansion of consciousness?
The possibility of moving spatially is directly linked to the feeling of freedom. This feeling is embodied in tourism as a contemporary habit. Escaping from everyday life and work is at the heart of it.
During their travels, Christina and Darko collected various memorabilia that they will share with the audience in the form of performative compositions.
Since 2018, Darko Dragičević and Christina Ciupke have collaborated on the projects “Failure as Practice” and “Lie and Theft as Practice”. These collaborations have led to their first joint Project “Silent Trio” in 2020-21. At the moment they are engaged in the project «Take me somewhere nice», conceived as a two-year overall framework that addresses travel in six successive Almanacs.

14.10.22  Public talk with Christina Ciupke and Darko Dragičević after the performance

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Christina Ciupke

Christina Ciupke is a choreographer and performer based in Berlin. She develops her projects in cross-media collaborations. Within these projects, specific spaces and situations are created where proximity and distance, intimacy, sense of time and the being together of spectator and performer are constantly being re-negotiated. She has worked intensively with the choreographers Nik Haffner, Mart Kangro, Jasna L. Vinovrški and Ayşe Orhon, the composer Boris Hauf and the dramaturg Igor Dobričić. Since 2020, she has been developing the project «Silent Trio» with visual and performance artist Darko Dragičević. www.christinaciupke.com

Darko Dragičević

Darko Dragičević (1979, Belgrade) lives and works as a visual artist, performer and filmmaker in Berlin. In his artistic practice, he explores the interfaces between visual art, choreography, video, film and performance across different media. Since 2003, he has shown his work internationally in various solo and group exhibitions, festivals and curated programs such as the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, the Kunstmuseum Bonn, The Armory Show New York, the Oberhausen Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Festival Michigan and Tanzfabrik Berlin. Since 2017 he has been working with the Goethe-Institut Belgrade as artistic director on the projects «Failure as Practice»,«Lie & Theft as Practice», «Inequality as Practice». As a lecturer he teaches at the SKH Stockholm University of the Arts, Freie Universität Berlin, Folkwang Universität Essen and the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.  darkodragicevic.com
Duration: 90 minutes
Tickets: Pay as you can (10€ / 15€ / 20€ / 25€)
Concept, Performance: Christina Ciupke, Darko Dragičević | Sound Design: Vera Pulido |  Light Design: Martin Beeretz | Costume Design: Karin Rosemann | Website Programming : Daniel Massey |  Graphic Design: Dragana Krtinić | Text Proof Reading: Austin Fisher | Production Management: Sasha Schlegel | Production Assistance: Clara Dünnebeil.
A production by A lot of body GbR in co-production with Tanzfabrik Berlin.
Funded by the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe.