P009Choreography, Research, TextGreat Report

Based on the observation that logistics companies sometimes call themselves choreographers for marketing purposes, The Great Report unfolds our own entanglement in global trade cycles. The picture of a global logistics choreography is based on the assumption that flows of goods, information and people around the globe can and must be remote-controlled in highly efficient ways. In many cases, the human and ecological costs of transport, any form of friction, and the peculiarities of concrete places and realities are ignored.

In order to prove that logistics does not equal a form of royal ballet, we have embarked on several research journeys: We follow second-hand goods from the port of Hamburg to Lagos (Nigeria), where we simultaneously search for practices of clandestine appropriation of oil and oil infrastructures. We investigate how waste is turned into expensive land on the Lebanese coast. And we try to understand the logistics of paradise by investigating questions of water distribution and oil supply on the island of Crete.

In January 2020, the collected research material has been presented as an exhibition and performance at Kampnagel, Hamburg. Lecture performances about the project were shown at Zeche Zollverein, Essen and Kunsthaus Harburger Bahnhof. The project has been documented extensively on an external website.  

Fotos: (c) Robin Hinsch

Artistic direction: Moritz Frischkorn / Live performance, Co-creation: Maria F. Scaroni / ‘Logistics of Paradise’ (Video, text, installation): Paula Hildebrandt / ‘Wahala’ (Photography, installation): Robin Hinsch / ‘Volatile Grounds’ (Sound, installation): Nour Sokhon / Sound, Music: Katharina Pelosi / Scenography: Vladimir Miller / Dramaturgy: Heike Bröckerhoff / Light: Ricarda Schnoor / Video: Bianca Peruzzi / Production: Annalena Kirchler / Research assistant: Lucie Schröder / Video editing ‘Logistics of Paradise’: Anna Fiedler / Support scenography: LU’UM

Premiered at Kampnagel, Hamburg on Jan 16, 2020 / lecture-performances at Mousonturm, FFM in the frame of NODE festival on Oct 3, 2020, at Zeche Zollverein in the frame of NEW NOW festival on Sept 19, 2021 and at Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof in September 2021 in the frame of Hauptsache Frei festival / funded by the Elbkulturfonds of the Ministry of Culture and Media in Hamburg,  ifa – Institute for Auslandsbeziehungen, Hamburgische Kulturstiftung / co-produced by Kampnagel, Hamburg / website about the project financed by the German federal goverment within the programme NEUSTART KULTUR – Hilfsprogramm DIS-TANZEN of Dachverband Tanz Deutschland.