[A lullaby for cables]
– C’est qui qui pleure dans la nuit?
– Ce sont les cables qui s’ennuient.
In her performance Ute Waldhausen looks into the outcast and the socially forgotten, the buried alive. The part of society that has become invisible.
Using discarded cellar cables she poses the question of their possible productive residual potential.
It is about electricity and conductivity and about THE residual energy: something that actually moves us.
The Residuum is considered an emotional structure that cannot be resolved analytically. Structures of need and statements of action thus elude any rationalization.
The situation moves between telepathy, exorcism, and lullaby.
Ute Waldhausen, born in the GDR in 1972, lives and works in Berlin, London, and in the mountains. After an athletic career in the GDR during her youth, she turned to performance, the moving image, and sound. Today she conducts her physical and spiritual research on stage, in galleries, on the playing field, and on her blog (https://swaproutine.wordpress.com).
Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2019