“Gonzo. The Making-of”
From 26 June until 5 July, the studio is open for visitors every day between 17:00 and 19:00. (except 29 June)

Holzinger/Riebeek: Gonzo. The Making-of

Holzinger/Riebeek: Gonzo. The Making-of

© Peter Hönnemann

  • Duration approx. 30 min
  • In English and German

Past Dates

The duo Holzinger/Riebeek is renowned for its radically physical and strongly aestheticizing performances. At a remote, outlying venue, the festival’s best-styled artists and three accomplices will enter upon a new adventure. With reference to the Gonzo genre (familiar to us from the fields of pornography and journalism), where the camera operator becomes part of the event, they attempt to project the audience into events at a film location in the contemporary wilderness of a parking level. While the audience is given several different perspectives of the actors’ actions, the production’s reality is revealed. Every day creates new conflicts, relationships and interpretations. In the preparation for their daily performances and in the struggle for survival on set, the film starlets follow Hunter S. Thompson’s motto of self-direction: “Doing it yourself your own way”. For Foreign Affairs, they will work with video artist Manuel Scheiwiller and performers Nils Amadeus Lange and Annina Machaz, developing an 11-day format with daily open studio sessions and live performances that oscillate between stage show and film shoot.

By Florentina Holzinger & Vincent Riebeek
With Florentina Holzinger, Nils Amadeus Lange, Annina Machaz, Vincent Riebeek, Manuel Scheiwiller

Production: Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs
Kindly supported by the City of Zurich and the Canton of Zurich