Together with guest artists Sonia Franken (DEU/ UK) and Gonzalo Barahona (CHL) form El Cuco Projekt and work on the creation of the masks and hybrid creatures as well as on their animation and bizarre performances. With animal masks, human bodies in movement generate dissimilar characters. They become sculptures, paintings and cartoons at the same time: they are simultanously animal, human AND thing. 

Gemeinsam mit Gastkünstler:innen bilden Sonia Franken (DEU/ UK) und Gonzalo Barahona (CHL) das El Cuco Projekt und arbeiten an der Erschaffung der Masken und hybriden Kreaturen sowie an deren Animation und bizarren Performances. Mit Tiermasken erzeugen menschliche Körper in Bewegung hybride Charaktere. Sie werden zu Skulpturen, Gemälden und Cartoons zugleich: Sie sind gleichzeitig Tier, Mensch UND Ding. 

SONIA FRANKENs visual arrangement processes and movement research complement each other in her choreographic processes. As a choreographer and performer she is a founding member of diverse performance collectives such as El Cuco Projekt (since 2014), Kollektiv Bauchladen Monopol (2006 – 2015) and Polar Publik (since 2020). She has a rich and diversified experience in teaching, is a certified IOKAI Shiatsu Practioner and completed her dance studies in Rotterdam/ NL (BA Dance Education) and Cologne (MA Dance Studies). WEBSITE

GONZALO BARAHONA works on paintings, drawings, sculptures and stage design. He completed his studies in Santiago de Chile (Diploma Visual Art) in Hamburg ( MA Film, Animation) and is currently working on his PHD project in Visual Arts at the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst, Hamburg. WEBSITE

Guest Artists are:

Jimin Seo, Margherita dello Sbarba, Carla Jordao, Daniela Riebesam (Dance / Performance) aswell as Lena Thelen (Costumes), Valerij Lisac, Timm Roller, Inwoo Jung (Composition), Li Kemme, Marcelo Omine, Jan Jedenak, Benedetta Reuter, Barbara Fuchs, Eva Maria Baumeister (Outside Eyes) Roman Sroka (Licht) Julia Franken (Foto, Dokumentation, Trailer) Claudia Adler (Organisational Master Mind)

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El Cuco Projekt_Drawing by Gonzalo Barahona