screen play

Hannah Schillinger

screen play

A traveler encounters landscapes impacted by the climate crisis to recalibrate the body as a site of entangled forces.

Between summer 2022 and spring 2023, Hannah Schillinger embarked on small journeys throughout Germany to encounter landscapes impacted by the climate and energy crisis, investigating the forces and resonances interweaving these places and her own body. Among others she visited the disappearing glacier „nördlicher Schneeferner“ on the Zuspitze, the burned forests of Saxon Switzerland and the coal mine „Welzow Süd“ in Brandenburg.

360° video documentations of those encounters, physical remnants and body memory form the initial material for screen play, Hannah Schillinger's first work after completing her MA Choreography at the HZT Berlin. In dialogue with video, sound and light, Schillinger explores the body as a virtual screen and traveller. Navigating through co-existing micro worlds, she plays with transmitting and transmuting images and forces. Sculptural fragments, movement experiences, emotional and reflective spaces become activated, until the spheres blur and body and space are being reconfigured.

Choreography, Performance, Videorecordings: Hannah Schillinger
Videodesign, Stagedesign, Costume: Louis Caspar Schmitt
Music Composition: Vagelis Tsatsis
Light Design: Vito Walter
Outside Eye, Dramaturgical Support: Lina Gomez, Alica Minar, Hanako Hayakawa, Stella Horta, Marie Hufnagel, Katja Wiegand, Brad Nath, Maud Buckenmeyer
Outside Eye, Mentoring: Meg Stuart
Photo: Evgenia Chetvertkova

Duration: 50 min.

A production by Hannah Schillinger in co-production with DOCKART.
The researches were supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste and the aid programm DIS-TANZEN by the Dachverband Tanz Deutschland with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.
With support of the "DIGITAL BODY Residency" as well as the residency support program "Made in Berlin" of Lake Studios Berlin.