katze und krieg play in public urban space. The two adult women use what they find on site. Barefoot and open to what happens, they investigate the possibilities and limits of children’s play. They confront our crisis-ridden present with their light-hearted and hedonistic play. The audience is invited to accompany katze und krieg during their performance in urban space connected with an audiotransmittor and headphones.
Thus they play hungry tigers and attack passers-by on the sidewalk, they play delivery service and ring doorbells of strangers or they play bus drivers by transporting passers-by on a found chair on an escalator.
On August 14, 2020, katze und krieg showed an interim version of playing around as part of the Strizzi exchange project at the vernissage of the exhibition of diverse performance documentations at artspace Köttinspektionen in Uppsala, Sweden.
On September 9/10/16/17, 2020, the performance took place in Cologne in cooperation with Temporary Gallery – Center for Contemporary Art.
“katze und krieg wollen nur spielen” by Norbert Raffelsiefen in Kölner Stadtanzeiger on 16, September 2020
“I dag flyttar konsten ut pa stan” vin Göran Sterner in Uppsala Nya Fidning on 14, August 2020
playing around was created in cooperation with the Temporary Gallery in Cologne. Supported by the Kulturamt der Stadt Köln, the Landesbüro für freie Darstellende Künste and the Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW.