A post-human performance

The transnational Ensemble Hajusom and the Ensemble Resonanz ask themselves questions about humankind and nature. In the bunker St. Pauli is thought, heard and researched, in musical visions of the future, on islands of posthuman life. Do not be afraid, call the surviving creatures in this dark scenario, because there is a life after you. Little consolation for the last person who asks: what went wrong? What about humanity and love? Why couldn’t they save us? And what happens to us when forces and laws are stronger?


In the dystopian performance Wake Up, the ensembles work together with inspirations from climate research and microbiology, shamanism and science fiction. The sound is accompanied by improvised, flat atmospheric sounds, leitmotifs and quotations from the repertoire of the strings, while Viktor Marek's electro-sounds and beats provide for the abysmalness of the rooms.

From and with


Hamed Ahmadi, Joshua Amponsah, Aboubakar Badi Maiga, Emanuel Boadu, Amelan Maria Comoé, Inoussa Dabré, Elmira Ghafoori, Katalina Götz, Fritz Lohmann, Sarah Owusu, Reza Rafii, Rahmat Rezai, Dennis Robert, Bernard Schätz, Priscilla Schätz, Hamid Yusefi

Ensemble Resonanz 

Viola: Juditha Haeberlin, Tom Glöckner
Violin: Tim-Erik Winzer, David Schlage

Violoncello: Cordula Grolle
Double bass: John Eckhardt
Himself: Viktor Marek


Artistic Team / Concept

Director: Ella Huck, Dorothea Reinicke
Director's assistant: Zandile Darko
Composition: Viktor Marek, Ensemble Resonanz
Space and costume: Markus Lohmann, Jelka Plate
Public relations and supporting program: Elisa Erkelenz, Ania Faas
Photos: Arnold Morascher
Production Management: Heike Ressel, Fanny Roy
Coordination: Julia zur Lippe
Premiere: 1. September 2016, resonanzraum Hamburg

Framework programme for Wake Up

  • Film evening on the topic of humankind and nature, curated by Jytte Hill, September 28th, 2016
  • Lecture by the knowledge artist Cornelia Hesse-Honegger: We do it ourselves - How people change nature, August 25, 2016
  • Lecture with Sofie Olbers: Invisible Repair / Re-imagine the planet and Claude Jansen: When Stones Speak / Animist Practices, July 14, 2016


The events take place at 19 o’clock at Bunker Feldstraße, the entrance is free.

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