17 Sept 2023
Klaus Erika Dietl & Stephanie Müller (Germany)
The Children’s Museum Jordan
Broken Parts & Golden Pleasures
This is a pop-up pick-nick workshop for children and their families.
Klaus Erika Dietl and Stephanie Müller are two artists based in Munich, Germany.
They use second hand and lost and found objects to develop sculptures and installations.
Their starting material is often the discarded, worn-out, and long-forgotten.
By using golden paint, thread and shiny fabric they turn discarded, broken and long-forgotten things into little treasures.
Together with Amman-based dancer and choreographer Anas Abunahleh they invite children and their families to get involved in a pop-up pick-nick workshop.
A selection of lost & found and second hand items will be available in their pick-nick basket.
The idea is to use little frictions and broken parts as a starting point. By using golden paint, thread and fabric, the items can be transformed into little, precious objects.
Central to the ethos of our Festival is providing opportunities for members of the wider community to participate in dance. We believe using our bodies, voices or in-animating objects to express is an essential part of the human experience.
This workshop was made possible with the support of:
Stephanie Müller is a visual artist and sociological researcher with a fierce love for rough sounds and improvisation. She has a master’s degree in communication science, sociology and psychology (LMU Munich) and postgraduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. Stephanie creates textile environments and nonbinary wearables. Besides her visual art projects she plays the drums, a musical sewing machine, modified typewriters, constructs her own sound sculptures and instruments and produces music and soundscapes for podcasts and radioplays.
In 2014 she started her own label RAGREC and initiated ALLIGATOR GOZAIMASU, a band of many voices and noises together with Klaus Erika Dietl and artists and musicians from Sappporo (Japan).
Klaus Erika Dietl
Klaus Erika Dietl is a visual artist with a background in literature and filmmaking. He studied painting and art theory at the Academy of Arts (AdBK) in Munich. Together with fellow artist Stephanie Müller he initiated MEDIENDIENST LEISTUNGSHÖLLE in 2009.
Since then it has evolved from a vibrant underground studio to a nucleus for international art research and exchange programs.
Dietl’s main cause of friction is the memory of the unsaid. In his paintings, sound installations and film projects he digs into the lack of understanding. What makes us take off the blinkers and question our insecurities and reservation.
Anas Abunahleh is a self-taught multi-disciplinary performer, choreographer. He started break-dancing when he was 14 years old with his brother Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh. Like many other selves- taught street artists, they started to practice dance on the street of Amman without any training, guidance and support.
After more than 10 years of practice and advocating for dance development in the country, Anas and Abd co-founded a platform called Studio 8 for aspiring young people to showcase their potential, and the need for opportunities which provide inclusive creative projects that are crucial for allowing the dance to thrive and survive in Jordan. Since 2017, Anas has choreographed and co-directed many dance productions with art installations..