Film Still from Performance Video Short made in collaboration with Ralph Kuehne, 2016
A Hitchhike To Utopia by Daniela Ehemann and Carron Little
Do not forget your towel! The performance A Hitchhike To Utopia was an evolution of the performance entitled “Cities of a Floating World” developing a resort of otherness. Dealing with the ideas of an “occupied space” in an urban context with specific reference to Chicago and Berlin “occupied” with modernist architecture and forms, this performance developed a resort for utopian architectural ideas. “Female Drag Queen Moon Rackers” worked through occurring structures as well as surprising happenings. The Female Drag Queen Moon Rackers performed whilst sitting on two islands and found a way to adapt new forms of thinking about our cityscapes with the audience. Hitchhike to Utopia transported the viewer through experiences of unreal scenes in the middle of urban Chicago to create new models for co-existence.
This was a three hour durational public performance for Brave New Art World curated by Dfbrl8r on September 5 2013
What hurts your eyes?
On May 4, 2013 Daniela Ehemann and Carron Little embarked on creating an simultaneous interactive performance with two audiences one in Chicago at 6018North and one in Berlin at The Institute of Infinite Possibilities. We were interested in creating a dialogue between the two cities about how each city would like to re-imagine itself and what are the important issues facing each city and what are the possible solutions. We created an installation with tables, projectors and spaces both digital and real to create the feeling that each audience was around the same table.
The conversation that arose was fascinating in terms of the different responses between each city the Americans were very abstract in their ideals and hopes compared to the Germans who expressed concerns about tourism. The Queen of Luxuria questioned this opinion by asking ‘Do you have a problem with Tourism or Immigration?’
Daniela and Carron continue to collaborate questioning the problems facing Berlin and Chicago and the urban context. They recently created a public performance entitled “A Hitchhike to Utopia” for Dfbrl8r Gallery and Chicago’s Brave New Art World in the River North Gallery District.