h a l t e s t e l l e

The h a l t e s t e l l e develops performative and site related "view points", where the spectator is involved in the action. For this work an object made of paper and textile was created, which has many characteristics such of a modern building, a tent or a booth. This object is mainly installed in urban fields, representing a sort of "island of encounter". Within this island the spectator and performer share the same perspective – they not only sit next to each other, but they also try to find together, the crossover “from stopping place to empty space”. For that the performer leads the spectator trough a kind of "Field Meditation" (a text based on the observations and historical facts of the selected site) that enables his/her sensitivity, especially regarding a relationship to the city, where he/she is located and also with the self.
The h a l t e s t e l l e gives you the possibility to withdraw from your thoughts for a moment and to put yourself and your environment in a different context.   

The first place where the h a l t e s t e l l e was installed was at the "Spreebogenpark" in the context of the Month of Performance Art Berlin in 2012. In 2013 followed the "Museumsplein" in Amsterdam in the context of the FLAM Basis for Live Art Festival and in 2014 the "Schiffbauergasse" at the STADT FÜR EINE NACHT Event in Potsdam. 

2012/ May - 2014/ July

Idea, Concept: Nathalie Fari / Michaela Muchina // Performance: Nathalie Fari // Object and Costume: Michaela Muchina // Photography: A. R. Laub