Almost all human beings are wearing clothes, all their lives - inside and outside, day and night, when they are by themselves and with others. Clothes are the boundaries to our skin and to everything that is outside. Clothes protect against cold and against heat. Clothes are too cheap and are too expensive. Clothes are being loved and are being thrown away. Clothes are made out of fabric, that comes from somewhere. Here people are weaving, there they are sewing. The people who do this, don’t know each other. Their hands don’t know each other. Those hands touch machinery day in and day out. Hands are skillful left and right, they produce everything, they make clothes for you. People make clothes, clothes make people. Fabric is being made out of animals and out of plants. Fabric is being made artificially. Fabric is durable. Fabric tells stories. Patterns come and go, the seams show tears. Clothes become too small, clothes are being replaced, clothes are being gifted, clothes are being swapped. I am you and you are me. Clothes are being thrown away or collected, way to many, because when there is too much of something new, there is too much of something old. No one wants to wear anymore, what is piling up. Cheap fabric without stories. Ma - the movie makes 5 pieces of clothes tell their ghost stories. Thus all the imaginary spaces appear, spaces between people and clothes, life and fabrics, skin and suggestion.
direction, text, editing: deufert&plischke
with: Kattrin, Moritz und Simon Deufert, Kike García Gil, Bianca Höndgesberg-Stanke, Thomas Plischke, Simone Gisela Weber, Felix Wittek
music: Hubert Machnik
choreography: Kike García Gil, Simone Gisela Weber
production: Felix Wittek
translation: Barbara Müller-Wittmann
Thank you to
Nachbarschaft Fronhof e.V. - Schwelm, Michael Schuhmacher
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Bettina Wagner-Bergelt
ANTI Festival Kuopio, Johanna Tuukkanen
Future DiverCities - Creativity in an Urban Context project
Goethe Institut Finnland, Isabel Hölzl and Petra Hannus
Matchbox Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar GmbH, Lea Gerschwitz
with support by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
A special thank you to the woods around Wuppertal for their hospitality!
Information about the event
|Price||free of charge|
Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
Public talk after the screening
duration of event: approx. 1 hour
Ma is a production by deufert&plischke in coproduction with K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg.