TAGFISH – 2010
[all great changes begin at the table]
A story about waiting. Seven characters at a table, discussing new uses to the wasteland in their area. A conference that never took place in real life.
Zollverein, ‘die schönste Zeche der Welt’, the most beautiful coal mine in the world. An abandoned UNESCO world heritage site in Germany, where plans are being made to build a luxury hotel and a high school. Sheik Hani Yamani makes himself known as interested to invest in the project. Years go by. While the sheik is waiting for clear guidelines and permissions, the Germans negotiators are waiting for a signature of the investor.
Berlin projects the six people involved at a table, people that never met in real life, a composed encounter. A seventh chair is empty. While they are waiting for the sheik to come, a discussion about possibilities for the future development of the site, takes place.
TAGFISH – 2010
|Soundtrack & mixing||Peter Van Laerhoven|
the Consolidation choir
|Sound recording||Tom De With,
Dimitry De Cock,
Bas de Caluwé
|Interviews||Yves Degryse||Photography||Bart Baele|
|Production management||Natalie Schrauwen||Editing||Bart Baele,
Geert De Vleesschauwer
|Scenery & technical coordination||Linde Raedschelders||Research||BERLIN|
|Videosystem & chairs||Manu Siebens,
|Costumes||Kristin Van der Weken,
|Assistance post-production||Frank Lanssens||Sketches hotel||Kim Troubleyn|
|Technical support||Lilith Tremmery,
|Assistance development chairs||Herman Venderickx,
|Construction set||workshops of Schauspielhaus Essen,
Théâtre royal de la Monnaie,
|Subtitles||Sabrina Apitz||Intern production||Kate Olsen|
|Business management||Kurt Lannoye||Catering||Kim Troubleyn|
Theater der Welt [Mülheim, DE], STUK [Leuven, BE], Festival TEMPS D'IMAGES 2010 / La Ferme du Buisson [Scène Nationale de Marne-la-Vallée, FR], Wiener Festwochen [Vienna, AT]. With support of the Flemish Government. BERLIN is associated artist to CENTQUATRE – Paris [FR].