I meet deufert&plischke in their shared apartment. Not by chance is there a framed tarantula on the wall: Arachne, mythological figure of weaving and heroine of story-telling. In “Liebestod” love stories are woven into music and dance.
Interview: Alexandra Hennig
The text material for the piece comes from personal stories. How did you find them?
We organised 9 open workshops in Berlin and Dresden, and very different people participated – different ages, backgrounds or desires. We were particularly interested in so-called ‘love fuck-ups’, failed relationships, in which people weren’t just victims but actively made something impossible. The first one brought young people together who were new in the city – full of hope that ‘everything was possible’ in Berlin. We also initiated a ‘love group’ in an old people’s home in Wedding. We were met with a lot of openness and trust. Sometimes the workshop participants could talk about things they hadn’t even told their best friend. For us it was important to allow silence, but also to bring in humour and levity.