DEEN
DEEN
Festival
in Bitterfeld-
Wolfen

FROM DARKNESS A MORNING GLORY

© Christan Bartsch

Based on artistic research in the US Kodak city of Rochester, Oscar Olivo, Elsa Saade and Amy Trompetter arrange the industrial pollution there into a puppet show.

Like Wolfen, the former film city of Rochester looks back on a history of serious environmental pollution. The hometown of Kodakchrome was long regarded as one of the most polluted in the USA. In particular, Lake Ontario and the areas of the Kodak Park neighborhood downstream still show traces of the toxic chemicals that were discharged into the landscape by the film factory. People who lived in Kodak Park were exposed to carcinogenic substances. New York-based artists Amy Trompetter and Oscar Olivo have followed the traces of ecological pollution in Rochester. In their puppet show, the theater makers imagine a world in which flowers and insects reclaim toxic landscapes.

Concept: Amy Trompetter, Oscar Olivo

With: Amy Trompetter, Oscar Olivo, Elsa Saade

In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut New York.

1. — 16.
June
2024