Sunday 29 april 7 pm   Spazio Carbonesi

Antonia Baehr (D)
The Abc of Extinct Animals
salon/performance, preview

The ABC of Extinct Animals is the title of the second Salon. This is a well-known children’s game. This ABC weaves threesomes of affinity, conjoining an extinct animal's name with an artist friend and with Antonia Baehr as the host and solo interpreter. The term 'score' is used loosely in the case of these commissions and may refer to musical compositions or choreography, directions for a scene, video-letters. For this occasion, four artist friends have created four short pieces about an extinct animal of their choice. The result, at times endearing, is a mixture of telepathy and chance. Live Arts Week hosts the beginning of this research on the Abecedarium, not in alphabetical order.

Antonia Baehr will perform:

T for Thylacine by Steffi Weismann
H for Hawaiian Honey creeper by Stefan Pente
W for Wondiwoi Tree Kanguru by William Wheeler
S for Stella's Sea Cow by Sabine Ercklentz

Antonia Baehr  is a German choreographer, director, performer and filmmaker characterized by a non-disciplinary work and collaborative methods. In 1994 she co-founded the Berlin-based performance group ex machinis. She graduated in Film and Media Arts at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin with Valie Export and obtained a DAAD-grant and a Merit Scholarship for the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. There she completed her Master in Performance with Lin Hixson of the performance group Goat Island. She is based in Berlin from 2000, where she co-organized Labor Sonor, experimental music and performance series and founded the series Fernwärme im Ausland – The Making of Performing Arts. From 2006 to 2008 she has been associated artist in residence at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers in France. Antonia Baehr collaborates with Lindy Annis, Gaetan Bulourde, Valérie Castan, Antonija Livingstone, Eszter Salamon, Tamar Shelef, Sabine Ercklentz, Arantxa Martinez, Andrea Neumann and William Wheeler. She is the producer of her alter egos: the dancer Werner Hirsch, the musician and choreographer Henri Fleur, and the composer Henry Wilt. Her productions (performance and shows) are: For Faces, Over The Shoulder, Rire/Laugh/Lachen/Ridere, Danke-Merci-Thank You, Larry Peackock, Un aprés-midi e Holding Hands. She has published a book and a record on her project Ridere/Rire/Laugh/Lachen.