I’m a girl you can hold IRL

2023
Costume, Stage Objects

“A play about love in the 21st century, loneliness, narcissism, the singularity and emancipation (fembots have feelings too). It tells the story of Pygmalion, who is a lovesick roboticist instead of a sculptor in this story. Called Galatea, his creation is a robot instead of a statue, and he based her on a girlfriend who just left him. After Galatea comes to life, Pygmalion stands face-to-face with his fantasy turned into flesh-and-blood.”

Text + Direction: Zelal Yesilyurt
With: Sofia Iordanskaya, Tim Freudensprung
Stage Design: Hyun Vin Kaspers
Music: Fee Aviv Dubois
Video: Luna Zscharnt
3D Animations: Berfin Kârakurt
Makeup Concept: Leana Ardeleanu
Nail Art: Polly Warns
Light Design: Christian Gierden
Dramaturgy: Murat Dikenci

@ Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin
Photos by Ute Langkafel




She Held Up A Mirror

2022
Costume

“The short film explores society’s perception of women and their relationship with gender expectations and beauty standards. The film uses found footage, analog film, 3D animation, poetry and prosthetics to ask questions about gender performativity, monstrous women and the cult of youth.”

Text: Sylvia Plath, Jemima Foxtrot
Direction, Concept : Jemima Foxtrot, Maja Zagórska
With: Madeline Shann
Soundtrack: Joe Ackroyd
Animation, Edit: Maja Zagórska
Prosthetics: Una Ryu
Camera: Charlotte Jacoby
1AD: Milena Bühring

exhibited at
Vierte Welle Film Festival @ Brotfabrik, Berlin 2022
Freiburger Film Forum 2023
Vertraeumt @ Kunstraum Potsdamer Straße, Berlin 2023
Queer Things Take Time @ Kunstraum Potsdamer Straße, Berlin 2023 (Berlin Art Week)







ECTORIDERS

2022
Costume w/ Tin Wang

“The experimental short film revolves around Mimi, Kay and Yv, who find themselves in a futuristic game show. The encounters they make in parallel universes of the show raise questions about feminist solidarity and parenthood in a heteronormative, patriarchal and competitive society.”

Milena Bühring, Klara Kirsch, Lisa Kaschubat
@ fff-filmproductions, Berlin

exhibited at
Rundgang @ UdK Berlin, 2022
48h Neukölln @ IL Kino, Berlin 2023

B3 Festival @ ASTOR Film Lounge, Frankfurt 2023
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A RADICAL HEALING

2021
Costume, Makeup

Concept, Set Design: Alexander Klaubert
Performance: Juan Felipe Amaya Gonzalez, Sophia Seiss, Deva Schubert
Light & Sound Engineer: Maxim Schmidthals
Music: Alexander Klaubert
Support: Francis Kussatz, Jörg Deutschmann, Radial System Berlin


Performance @ Radial System, Berlin




THE CUTEST CRITICISM
A LOOP

2021
Costume
Knit, jersey, modeling clay, glass beads
Collab w/ Almitra Pyritidis, jpeg.love



“The costume is entirely handmade, thematizing the process of production. Hand-knitted pieces show how a person felt while knitting: In a relaxed state, the stitches are loose and soft. Physical tension creates a tight, rigid pattern. When we are daydreaming, small bumps or holes show. A knitted piece thus works like a journal of mental health. The details of the costume also feature nostalgic elements such as glass beads or Fimo, referring to childhood moments within the safer space of play. Costume, body and installation merge into one sculpture.”“We are queer because we refuse to take a fixed form.” (Antke Engel) 

Exhibited at
“beyond over it” @ Napoleon Komplex Gallery, Berlin
Curated by Constantin Hartenstein, Jimmy Robert







CRUISING
A QUEER GLIMPSE

2021
Costume collab w/ Jule Posadowsky, Louise-Fee Nitschke via critical.costume

“Which relationship can a garment and a body enter into? Today's everyday clothing often functions like an elastic tube to which the body gives a specific shape. The garment adapts to the shape of the body. In our imagined utopia, queer bodies and garments should instead stand independently for themselves, coexist equally, and at points enter into a relationship of tension. Not allowing a clear allocation of gender or time, the costumes oscillate between sculpture and clothing, between futurism and historical references. In active contact with the body, reinforcing the wearer’s gestures.This overall ambiguity positions itself outside the binary system: The costumes create a space in which a queer utopia can be imagined without culturally defined boundaries of gender and sexuality.”

Concept, Direction: Josefina Valdovinos, Elias Dehnen
With: Elliot Douglas, Lucas Ngo, Josefina Valdovinos, Luca Zimmer, Alexandros Popis, Anna Krieger, Nadja Moulin
Photos: Muriel Weinmann, Elin Laut

@ Schönholzer Heide, Berlin
(site-specific open-air performance)



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GLACIAL FLOW

2021
Costume

Choreography: Saida Makhmudzade
With: Clara Conza, Manon Greiner, Eddy Levin, Sabina Moe
Dramaturgy: Johann-Heinrich Rabe
Sound: Abel Kroon
Stage: Malte Knipping

@ bat studiotheater, Berlin



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DEINE MACHT MIR NICHTS

2020
Costume

“A theatrical triptych about God, who appears as a mother, a mermaid and a seer. The mythical figures become bodies and are given a soul. They negotiate motherhood, virginity as a social construct, and violence against women.”

Text: Lena Reißner
With: Nina Bruns, Alina Fluck, Sarah Schmidt
Stage: Stella Lennert
Makeup: Sarah Seini
Sound: Ilkyaz Yagmur Ozkoroglu, Helena Niederstraßer 

@ bat Studiotheater, Berlin






paradise game

2019
Costume and stage concept
For the play “Paradies Spielen” by Thomas Köck

“The characters represent a group of people who suffer the same fate, who are trapped in the same system. The costume surrounds the body like a shell, and the identity of the performer is blurred; Binary categorizations become irrelevant. ”







Betterøv
2019
Costume
For singer/songwriter Betterov


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Ein Kind Unserer Zeit

2019
Costume


“The characters exist in memory fragments of the narrator. They become part of the narrator as he tells their story, interweaving it with his own. The uniform itself is stylized and not historically locatable, as the message of the play is not fixed in space or time and is equally relevant in today’s world.”


Directed by Max Schimmelpfennig, Tim Freudensprung








gegen_teil

2018
On binary opposites
Wearable sculptures for stage





       





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