With the immersive dance film “augmented HYPERBODIES” bücking&kröger apply elements of augmented reality to their artistic practice around movement, dance and choreography.

The starting point is the production “HYPERBODIES,” which premiered in 2019 and examined phenomena of pathos, turgidity, and exaggeration. How does pathos manifest itself in the body? How are pathetic body images produced and how can they be disempowered? Rebuilt, curved, overcharged bodies are transformed, gradually tilt out of their form and dissolve into oversized pompous structures: HYPERBODIES. On screen, they reveal their attracting effect – and at the same time are exposed in it.

Concept, choreography, dance: Florian Bücking, Raisa Kröger
Concept, production and public relations: Johanna Withelm
Camera forest: Mayra Wallraff
Camera studio: Kris Limbach
Camera drone: Ayko Bleisch
Light: Charlie Wittenstein
Editing and VFX: Duncan McDade
Sound: Julius Born
Costume: Michiel Keuper
Set and graphic: Fabian Reimann
Technical assistance: Ayko Bleisch
Production assistance: Katharina Meyer
Runner: Heidi Withelm

Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK – STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Medien as part of the initiative NEUSTART KULTUR. Assistance Program Dance.

Supported by garage – Werkstatt für Darstellende Künste e.V., Allmost Studio and IL KINO.

Cinema premiere
07.10.2022 – IL KINO

10.10.2022 – 23.10.2022 – Vimeo

Further presentations:
29./30.04.2023 – garage@Fahrbereitschaft, Gallery Weekend Berlin

Duration: 30 min.

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