After a year of the pandemic, our world has been reduced to small bubbles in which we find ourselves all alone as part of a world event. Confronted with themselves, the two protagonists also begin to deal with their suddenly reduced environment. In the process, they repeatedly encounter the theme of change or the absence of it. Every day there seem to be changes in the pandemic, and yet everyday life always seems the same. What role do plans for the future play, whose realization was perhaps not even certain before the pandemic, but which now seem all the more desirable because it is not clear whether they will ever be realistic again? The aftermath seems to lie in uncertainty, endlessly the same days drag on, and the small pleasures that were once again learned to appreciate inflict painful stings. It also seems that as time passes in social isolation and an often invisible and thus intangible threat at one's doorstep, one's own reality of life takes on more and more surreal features. It is a matter of preparing for the end and a new beginning in a time that seems endless. The audience accompanies the protagonists through the circles they draw in their little bubble, between uncertainty and courage, rediscovery and clinging to the old familiar.
Aylin Leclaire creates narratives in her work that examine power structures and human interactions. She uses a wide variety of materials and media to depict political, emotional, and spatial aspects of conditions. Aylin Leclaire studiedart at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf as a master student of Prof. Martin Gostner and at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam in the Master of Voice program. Currently Aylin Leclaire lives and works in Düsseldorf.
Rebecca Himmerich is a musician and author. Her work consists mainly of radio plays and video works. They are based on interviews, field recordings and experimental texts, which she combines with music and sound. Her main focus of attention and listening is always on in-between spaces and explores gray and transitional zones. Travelogues then become experimental audio pieces or documentary films. She studied Music and Mediaat the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.
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