Residency Wilhelm and Groener at ICI-CCN
The Creative Crossroad artists Günther Wilhelm and Mariola Gröner are on a residency at ICI-CCN Montpellier to work on their latest production "33 SKIZZEN".
The production is followed by a work-in-progress presentation on October 11 at 18:00 in Atelier Buffard at ICI-CCN.
Report by Wilhelm & Gröner:
Our residency at the ICI Montpellier was the first work stay with one of the partners of the network »Life Long Burning«, to which we belong from 2019-2020 as artist duo WILHELM GROENER. This first residency within the network was a great start. Here it was confirmed in the most beautiful way how much one can profit in an artistic process from the generous working structures of an institution, if one breaks away from the usual structures and moves into new, unknown realms. Some fortunate circumstances came together here for us. The building, the location, the team, the studio, the city, the surroundings were always a joyful enrichment, inspiration and support. We were able to research and rehearse for our new performance »A.E« with the dancer Oliver Connew, who had just started his master's degree at the local Exerce Program, wich is located in the same building. Parallel we worked on a new edition for our long-standing performance project »33 SKIZZEN« which was presented to the audience at the end of our residency at 10 October 2019. «33 SKIZZEN» is an ongoing performance project which takes the spatial and contextual situation as a starting point. The Montpellier edition of «33 SKIZZEN – ici/hier» was on the one hand an interplay with the given working space during our residency at ICI. On the other hand it reflected the momentary research for our above mentioned new creation «A.E.» (premiere 6 Nov. at Veterinary Anatomy Theatre Berlin) which circumscribes scenarios of origin and visions of progress. Some echos of this research were evident in «33 SKIZZEN – ici/hier». The audience was free to explore different perspectives and became witness to the performers spatial, anatomical and acoustical explorations.
In summary, we can say that our residency at the ICI was a perfect start for the opportunities which »Life Long Burning« can offer for artistic processes.