Installation and performance project to mark 25 years of the Arts Foundation of North-Rhine Westphalia
Using associative imagery and playful elements, Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser take the element of water as the starting point for their urban intervention AQUAMARIN.40213.

In our everyday urban culture, we almost always have access to water in all its myriad forms and in lavish overabundance. Yet it rarely flows freely. Usually it is embedded, held back by barriers, captured and channelled into pipeline systems or is enclosed in open or closed circuits. The energy in water is used, for example, to generate electricity; it serves as a transport route, is packed and transported, incorporated into the cityscape as a design element and made available for recreational purposes. It is used, consumed and recycled. We protect ourselves from the destructive power that water can exert by building walls and dams, sealing surfaces and creating drainage systems.

But no matter how efficiently the water industry manages and regulates the way we deal with water, we maintain an unshakably sensual relationship with this element. Regardless of where or in what form water appears, it catches our attention, arouses our curiosity and lights up our passion. Water inspires us and stimulates our imagination.

Together with an ensemble of six dancers and a sound artist, Angie Hiesl + Roland Kaiser look at this most vital element from an aesthetic point of view. They intervene in the daily goings-on on Johannes-Rau-Platz in Düsseldorf, altering its appearance and its rhythms.

Performance dates
Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 August 2014
from 3.30 pm to appr. 5.15 pm


AQUAMARIN.40213 is a 'special' in the performance programme of the internationale tanzmesse. Platzhalter



We would like to thank all our supporters and sponsors.


AQUAMARIN.40213 is a further development of [in] VISIBLE – [un] SICHTBAR, a joint production between the Saarländisches Staatstheater Saarbrücken, the Nord Est Théâtre Thionville (France), the Théâtre National du Luxembourg, the Théâtre de Liège (Belgium) and the AGORA Theater in St.Vith (Belgium) as part of the cross-border network „TOTAL THEATRE” which is supported by the EU Interreg IVa Greater Region programme.

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