Basically I don’t but actually I do
Jochen Roller and Saar MagalPresented in Season 2 2010
Presented by Arts House
7.30pm, Wed 24 Nov
7.30pm, Thurs 25 Nov
7.30pm, Fri 26 Nov
7.30pm, Sat 27 Nov
55 mins. no interval
$25 / $18
North Melbourne Town Hall
5 Blackwood St,
In their new collaboration, German choreographer Jochen Roller and his Israeli colleague Saar Magal take a photo of an SS man shooting a Jewish woman – the starting point as they compile a catalogue of images and situations stored in their heads and bodies as phantoms of the memory of the Holocaust.
As children of the third generation, and grandchildren of both perpetrators and victims, they examine through choreography how these phantoms of memory influence the perception of the other.
What if the people in the photograph were originally Grandpa Roller and Grandma Magal?
Without direct access to the historical information that disappeared with their grandparents, they use various experimental stage set-ups to explore the ideas and realities that shape their German-Israeli relationship.
Jochen Roller, Saar Magal
Elisabeth Nehring, Regev Contes
DepArtment /Harriet Lesch, Katharina von Wilcke
Supported by – A Production by Jochen Roller and DepArtment, in coproduction with Kampnagel Hamburg and Goethe- Institut Tel Aviv. Funded by Behörde für Kultur, Sport und Medien Hamburg and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. Basically I don’t but actually I do. is supported by the Goethe-Institut Australien, as part of ‘Berlin Dayz’
Image by – Friedemann Simon