Magic realism and surrealism in action. Real stories in times of crisis, violence, as well as love and hope. The cruel and devastating reality of the Latin American farmers in relation with time, space and life itself. Customs and traditions, transformed by and confronted with contemporaneity.
“WhARTever Should Happen –Eine Welt auf dem Kopf” recreates through metaphors and reflected images of humans, the aesthetic mirror of many cultures. The furious and infamous Latin America, with its cruel and infinite beauty, is seen through the experience of three artists with their own, very different journeys through South America, which ultimately led them to Europe.
While there is a very different reality ‘back home’, they have enjoyed and grown in their new context. Fernando Derks (Peru-Holland), Alexander Carrillo (Colombia) and Carolina Ortega (Venezuela) reflect on what makes them part of a seemingly homogeneous group within Europe: Latinos.
Full of irony, uncertainty and melancholy, they generate dialogues from artistic and political perspectives, drawing from cosmogony to the current political, social and environmental situation in South America today. The artists focus on our ‘human’ character, transcending ‘individual’ cultural specificities to reach the ‘universal’, the stories that are woven in the dramaturgy show us that, after all, we all have the same roots.
Choreography & Direction: Alexander Carrillo
Performers: Alexander Carrillo, Fernando Derks
Dramaturgy/Assistant: Carolina Ortega
Music: Tim Kienecker, Fernando Derks
Camera: Irene Izquierdo
Light-Design: Asier Solana
Photographers: Anastasia Coyto, Dieter Hartwig
Production: Alexander Carrillo
Supporters: DOCK 11 Berlin
Duration: ca. 70″
(featured image by Dieter Hartwig)