German by Durs Grünbein
in the happy hour
when clarity visits
which soaks my eyes
"It’s myself I have never met," writes Sarah Kane in her fifth and final play, her last take on life as a whole. 4.48 Psychosis is a poetic composition that is as associative as it is dissociative – a delicate web of voices, thoughts, numbers, and dialogues. It is an angry state between being at one and at odds with oneself, between normality and sickness, form and freedom, light and pain. The title refers to the exact moment when both poles collide. In his first work for the Deutsches Theater Berlin, director Ulrich Rasche takes this brutally honest text to delve into the border regions of the psyche and corporality, and in their interaction, explores the human desire to come into contact with one’s whole and "real" self. Based on the fundamental question of what consciousness is, he explores the vain human desire to find our complete self and to "touch [our] essential self".
the rupture begins.
I don't know where to look anymore.
Composition and Musical Direction Nico van Wersch
Costumes Clemens Leander
Video and Live-Camera Florian Seufert
Sound Design Marcel Braun, Martin Person
17 January 2020
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