Raise The Roof  2010/2007

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Raise The Roof (Berlin), 2007 (short clip)

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Raise The Roof (London), 2010

Move: Choreographing You, Hayward Gallery, London, 2010, performance duration 6:35 min

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Raise The Roof (Catania), 2010

Others, Palazzo Valle, Catania 2010, performance duration 8:30 min

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Raise The Roof (Berlin), 2007

Abwehr Performance-Festival​, Berlin, 2007, performance, duration 5:42 min

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Raise The Roof, T-Shirt Edition (Berlin), 2007

Nylon stockings in CMYK colors and white shirts with CMYK silkprints of each song title and length

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Raise The Roof (London), 2010 

Performance at the roof during the show Move: Choreographing You, Hayward Gallery, London, 2010



Raise The Roof (Catania), 2010 

Performance for the opening reception of the exhibition Others, Palazzo Valle, Catania 2010 



Raise The Roof (Berlin), 2007

Abwehr Performance-Festival, Berlin, 2007


Four female dancers move, each one for herself, to songs that cannot be heard by the viewer. With their stiletto heels they appear to tear up the tar covered rooftop; the electronically amplified sound of these charged dance steps create a new wild hearing experience, which in turn unites the isolated movement of the dancers. The performence takes place on a former border section between West and East Berlin; this roof served as a patrol route for GDR border soldiers and was heavily guarded. This performance is the initial point for the video Raise the Roof. It deals with the connotation of control, and the liberation from it, the affiliation to a group, and the isolation within such through expression of a – specifically female – resistance. (excerpt from the text by Anke Hoffmann)