Kino Arsenal Stage
Photo: Anja Weber

Die Hörposaune

Film Premiere by Jule Fierl, Antonia Baehr, Isabell Spengler

An imaginary reading circle or vocal performance: A small audience and two performers are seated on an anamorphic peacock feather carpet tapering into an oversized vulva. All wear transparent spheres around their heads, in which their surroundings are reflected in a distorted way. In an undetermined future, they read aloud from large, illustrated books - with spit, panting, oral sounds and singing - in memory of the queer icon and altus Klaus Nomi, one of the first public figures to die in the wake of the AIDS pandemic. In a binaural duet, the two performers reinterpret anatomical representations and vulva-like flower arrangements that pop out of the book pages. Daydream-like, as if to save them from oblivion, the film delves into the guts of fantastical, queer body imaginations.

Introductory lecture by Margarita Tsomou and discussion with the directors

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Jule Fierl

Jule Fierl is a dance and voice artist from Berlin. Her practice lives between experimental choreography and somatic singing methods, in which she develops scores to unsettle the relationship between seeing and hearing. She revives and continues the legacy of Valeska Gert, avant-garde dancer from 1920's Berlin, who first conceptualized the term SoundDance: to dance with one's voice. She hosts the voice performance series FROM BREATH TO MATTER in Berlin. For 2021/22 she collaborates in different formats with choreographer Antonia Baehr and SoundDance artist Irena Z. Tomazin.

Antonia Baehr

Antonia Baehr is a choreographer living in Berlin. Her pieces explore, among other things, the fiction of the everyday and the theater. Baehr studied with Valie Export Berlin and completed her Master's degree at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Antonia Baehr currently collaborates in duos with Lucile Desamory, Neo Hülcker, Andrea Neumann, Latifa Laâbissi, and Jule Flierl. Baehr is producer of horse whisperer and dancer Werner Hirsch (who also appears in Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz film installations); musician and choreographer Henri Fleur; composer/performer and ex-husband Henry Wilde.

Isabell Spengler

Isabell Spengler is a film maker and artist working in expanded cinema. In her films and video installations she analyzes and mediates diverging constructions of realities, imaginary worlds and their representation. Inhabiting a world of self-designed costumes, props, language, logic and time-structure, her fantastic looking protagonists transform the real environments they encounter. Developing new conceptual forms of structural, narrative and expanded cinema, she collaborated as a performer, director and author with choreographer Antonia Baehr, composer*/performer* Neo Hülcker, artist/film maker Lucile Desamory and Los Angeles-based sculptor Alice Könitz, amongst many others. She is a member of the feminist art collective Maternal Fantasies, founded in 2018.
Talk after the screening
Location: Kino Arsenal, Potsdamer Str. 2, 10785 Berlin (at Sony center)
Tickets at the Arsenal and online (see ticket link)
Directed by: Isabell Spengler, Antonia Baehr, Jule Flierl
Concept: Antonia Baehr, Jule Flierl
Co-concept: Isabell Spengler
Set in a visual installation by Nadia Lauro
with. Jule Flierl, Werner Hirsch
und: Gretchen Blegen, Carola Caggiano, Am Ertl, Nadia Lauro, Sharon Mercado Nogales, Nara Virgens

Costumes: Antonia Baehr, Jule Flierl, Nadia Lauro
iSpheres: Plastique Fantastique - Yena Young & Marco Canevacci 
Light: Gretchen Blegen
Cinematography: Bernadette Paassen
Sound recording: Claudia Matthei del Moro, S. McKenna
Sound, technical managent: Carola Caggiano
Produktion management: Nara Virgens
Stage technician HAU: Tobias Castorph, Marcus Winterbauer
Catering: Matthias Halke

Editor: Isabell Spengler
Color grading: Till Beckmann
Sound design, mix: Jochen Jezussek
Additional sound design: Juliana Saragosa
Title design: Franziska Morlok

Musik: Compositions by: S. McKenna, Jule Flierl, Antonia Baehr,"Song of the Cold Genius" von Henry Purcell, (King Arthur, 1684)
In an arrangement by: Christina Anger

Text: "Die Luft- L'air, nécessaire à la vie", Jean-Henri Fabre, 1857 Produzentinnen: Antonia Baehr, Jule Flierl, Alexandra Wellensiek

Administration: Alexandra Wellensiek / make-up productions
Internship: Am Ertl, Sharon Mercado Nogales  
Thank you: Daniel Adams, Silke Bake, Caroline Böttcher, Pauline Boudry, Guillaume Cailleau, die Galerie ChertLüdde, Jade Dreyfuss, Lucile Desamory, Mars Dietz, Stefanie Gaus, Jakob Hauptmann, Nanna Heidenreich, Neo Hülcker, Bettina Knaup, Luise Meier, Ernestine Müller-Loeffelholz, Sophie Watzlawick

A production by make up productions in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin with the support of Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte. | The postproduction was supported by DIEHL+RITTER/ TANZPAKT RECONNECT, which is funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative.