The lecture performance Sisters explores the relationship of the performers to their sisters and their systems of belief: Moran’s sister decided to live in an ultra-orthodox settlement in the West Bank, and Veronika’s sister moved from a small town in Germany to India as a Hare Krishna devotee. Within a structured dialogue, the audience is introduced to the partly absurd routines and daily lives of the ‘absent sisters’ by the performers, who create a maze of cultural choices, corporeal perceptions, and gender roles. How far are we from our sisters? How can we still relate to one another when religion creates literal walls?
Performer & Creator: Veronika Bökelmann & Moran Sanderovich
Dramaturgical Consultancy: Noa Elran & Matthias Naumann
Produced in the frame of: Performing Encounters
Production manager: Jörg Thums
Co-produced with: Künstlerhaus Mousonturm & Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv
Veronika Bökelmann, born 1978 in Tübingen, Germany, is currently based in Berlin. Her works explore the threshold between performance and media installations, and have been shown in frameworks such as Moscow Biennale, Sophiensaele Berlin or Black Box Oslo. She studied Performance Studies at New York University and at the Norwegian Theater Academy. She works at the Department for Fine Arts / Architecture at the TU Berlin and has been teaching at KhiO Oslo and other academies. veronikabokelmann.blogspot.de
Moran Sanderovich born 1980 in Rehovot, Israel, studied at the School of Visual Theatre, Jerusalem, and is currently based in Berlin. Moran uses sculpture, performance, video and drawings to express the human body and how it is perceived. She creates modern, mythological, alternative bodies using silicon, organic materials and found objects. Her works have been shown internationally. moran.sanderovich.com
VOLUMEN EXPRESS and friends has been founded in Oslo by the theatre artists Veronika Bökelmann (Germany) and Séverine Urwyler (Switzerland). VOLUMEN EXPRESS explores the borderline of theater, installation and visual art. Most works investigate documentary subjects.