“To all the Critters in my Fridge” - a performative concert, about and with the smallest non-human creatures on earth, the critters.
staged in Neubad Luzern and at hyperlokal Zürich.
During about 55 minutes the audience was immersed in the world of fungi and microbes. By means of self-made instruments, meditative sounds, smells and video, Delia Keller and Fabian Gutscher opend a world not recognizable by eyes and ears. A concert at the intersection of poetry and science.
After the performance there was fresh bread baked on stage and kefir out of the installationn. The audience was invited to linger and listen (and eat bread and drink kefir).
In multi-layered collaboration with Anna Wohlgemuth, Theres Indermaur, Denise Hasler, Fiona Schreier, Paloma Eugster and Cyrill Oberholzer
Instantaneous mortal critters
Innumerable unfinished symbioses in matter and so on.
"Nature" - a something, a mother, a woman, a goddess, which gives life, enables a habitat. People often speak of "nature" as if it were something separate from them, but "nature" is not just outside in the forest, it is right next to you, around you, on you, inside you.We humans are nature and with us all the critters. We permanently enter into symbiosis with it without being aware of it. Nature is there and it is enchanting, complex and yet so easily approachable.
In "To all the critters in my Fridge" mars travel agency explores and illuminates the world and habitats of the non-human co-inhabitants of the earth. It is a collective, polyphonic art project that removes the audience and the performers from the center of all considerations and puts the otherwise invisible into focus, leaving the stage to the critters, so to speak.After all, what are we humans more than compost?
The performance is inspired by the Gaia hypothesis of the biologist and university lecturer Lynn Margulis.