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Ziv Frenkel

In encoding><decoding, the dancer and choreographer Ziv Frenkel enters into dialogue with the work 1001 lights by Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer. encoding><decoding deals with the complex connection between present experience, the act of generating memory as well as the act of remembering itself. The focus of Frenkel’s work is on mechanisms of the process of remembering and the image that both past and present life is an essential part of future memories. ><Steps of the remembrance process can be described as Encoding and Decoding. Encoding refers to the process of transforming what is perceived and experienced into a form that makes it possible for the individual to remember it. The experienced can be recalled or decoded at a later point in time and can thus be re- experienced. The weekly repetitive ritual of Shabbat evening prayer with its physical and sensual experience can also be transformed and encoded into a memory. This sensual experience can be recalled in the memory at any time, yet it changes constantly depending on when, how and where one remembers. Thus, the act of remembering creates a complex network of connections between past, present and future.

The choreographic starting point for encoding><decoding is the act of walking – one step forward follows the next. This step forward is for a brief moment not only part of the present, but also symbolises the endless movement ><forward towards an inevitable future. A step into a future that is waiting to become part of the present and immediately thereafter part of a past – steps that leave a past behind as they move one from the present into the future, always bearing within them the potential to become part of future memories.
For “encoding><decoding“ Ziv Frenkel collaborates with musician and sound designer Florian Tippe, who for the sound design will work with live recordings from the installation space.

Concept I Choreography: Ziv Frenkel I Sounddesign: Florian Tippe I Lightdesign: Gregor Roth I Dramaturgic Advice: Julia Keren TurbahnI Production: steptext dance projectI Cooperationspartner: Uferstudios BerlinI Supported by: Senator für Kultur Bremen

In memory of Denis Abrahams


MI 28 April (UA), 18.00 Uhr
Thu 29 April , 06:00 pm
Schwankhalle Bremen