Von Stockert’s new work Come & Gone is currently in the making. This multi-disciplinary project combines contemporary dance, film and visual art, and comprises of an audio-visual exhibition of short films (ready to be shown from spring 2025) and a stage performance (ready for touring from 2026).
Come & Gone is inspired by the cycle of life, the ephemerality of memories and the inevitability of constant change, as well as the locations this site-specific work brings alive. The work features an intergenerational group of performers in poignant play with one another and what they find on site, integrating architectural features, abandoned environments and materials.
Come & Gone is the last in a triptych of works that began with the outdoor piece, Belonging(s), and was followed by the stage work, Constructions of Thin Air. The three works differ greatly in form, content and concept, yet they share common ground: They are reflections on the ephemerality of our existence and environment, and the constantly shifting notion of home, family and identity as it evolves with age and circumstance. Von Stockert plays with different layers of interpretation: the microcosm of the family nucleus with its complex relationships, losses and longings is as present as the reflection on global issues such as the displacement and migration of people.
Come & Gone is a long-term project that keeps evolving with additional partners and collaborators joining as its journey continues.
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Photo credits : Maresa von Stockert
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