This is us 🤣
Last year in spring we gave ourselves the task to make little digital artworks and sent them to each other.
When receiving a work, we had to transform it in whatever way - by adding something or subtracting, just picking one element or by translating it to a completely new form - and then pass the new version on.
We did that for several weeks.
We thought this task would be great to observe our creative impulses go through a transformation process. It was the kick off for our research at the time, which eventually circled around morphing movements, shape-shifting garments and we re-imagined (theatre) spaces. (more on our Flausen+ research scholarship here)
Unlike Cinderella's ball dress, the works we sent to each other are totally unpolished. At first we didn't plan to publish them, but we really fell in love with the 5 transformation journeys that came to be and we find it interesting how each of our individual aesthetic preferences become visible in them.
When Coralie, Guusje, Sarah, Jasiek and Mark Christoph asked us if we could help to make their project into an interactive website, we came up with the design of a messenger tool that re-enacts the process they had.
And what was really important for us was the reply function, which basically allows you - lovely person reading this message - to comment and react to anything that's happening inside the 5 journeys. TRANSFORM ONE OF OUR WORKS INTO TEXT! SHARE THOUGHTS OR FEELINGS! JUST USE EMOJIES! whatever 🤪☺️😺😺😺😺😍
Oh, the title www.eachThursdayat12.am basically came to be, cause our deadline each week was Thursday 12am. Which is a deadline I hardly ever made hahahaha
By the way,
you can click on the profile photos and find out more about the artists!
In July 2020 Coralie, Sarah, Guusje, Jasiek and Mark Christoph spent 4 weeks at Theater Wrede in Oldenburg for their Flausen+ research scholarship. We are thrilled that their findings keep on transforming and now shaped into this interactive website.
We are a fund located in Arnhem (NL) and we are primarily supporting young artists in the beginning of their careers. Sarah and Guusje studied fashion design here and it is with great pleasure that we funded their collaborative research project.
The conception phase of this work was supported by the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ - STEPPING OUT, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative. Aid program dance.
With this funding scheme we encourage artists to rethink or invent non-theatrical, analog and digital public spaces in order to expand presentation paths for dance during the corona pandemic. In the conception phase Coralie, Guusje, Sarah, Jasiek and Mark Christoph searched for exactly that - a way to preserve "liveness" and "interaction" in the digital realm. We are glad to see that the design studio "Liebermann Kiepe Reddemann" helped to bring the conception to a realization 👍
The work of Coralie, Jasiek and Mark Christoph negotiates between dance and performance; combines elements of movement with language and visual arts. It shows completely new formats for contemporary dance and sets important impulses here in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. We subsidize the collective with a two-year grant, which also allowed the production and realization of www.eachThursdayat12.am.
Guusje and I are really grateful for this support - especially from Heij Konijn. It was one of the first times we applied for funding after graduation and the fact that it kickstarted the collaboration with Coralie, Jasiek and Mark Christoph was really a blessing.
Same counts for us. Big thank you for the 🤑 that makes it possible for us to create.
Special thanks to the Ministry of Culture in Kiel. Coralie, Jasiek and I create and present our work mainly in the north of Germany and to be encouraged not only by the financial support but also the genuine interest in our work is a real treat.
Mark Christoph Klee mark-christoph-klee
Guusje and Sarah are fashion designers, Jasiek is a fine artist who also does spoken word performances, Coralie and I studied dance.