2021 Staatsoper Stuttgart

videostill from schlafenszeit © Manuela Hartel QUÄLEND SÜSSE EINSAMKEIT Sechs Filme und Musik über Gefühle im Ausnahmezustand (english below) videostill from schlafenszeit © Manuela Hartel „Lange allein sein macht ungerecht“, lässt die Dichterin Ingeborg Bachmann eine ihrer Figuren im Insel-Hörspiel Die Zikaden feststellen – und es steht außer Frage: Zum Menschsein gehört das Miteinander mit Anderen, auch wenn Philosoph*innen und Dichter*innen seit Jahrhunderten den Wert der Einsamkeit ergründet haben. Als im Frühjahr 2020 alle abrupt und unerwartet auf sich selbst zurückgeworfen wurden, Distanz zur lebensrettenden Regel wurde und Orte gesellschaftlichen Miteinanders als Gefahrenzone galten, als Öffentlichkeit voll ends in die sozialen Medien wanderte, wurde das Bedürfnis nach Nähe und Gemeinschaft… Read More →

2020 Tasting Water

An installative dance video performance Water on the skin can be an intense body experience. When body and water meet, there is an immediate reaction, depending on the state of the water: warm, cold, icy, liquid, solid, rustling, flowing. Water is constantly changing and is a symbol for cycles and for life. The installation performance “Tasting Water” is a dialogue between dance and video that deals with the effects of water on the body; under water, by the water, on the water, with water. While the boundaries between water video and dance body blur, the audience is invited to experience the element of water anew. Due to the corona pandemic,… Read More →

2020 Waldrand Attitüde

Jochen Stüber Fotografie Waldrand Attitüde Stiftung Kunst & Natur, Nantesbuch, Bad Heilbrunn performance, light installation, headphone concert, soundwalk (english below) Die nächtliche Performance in der Nantesbucher Au beleuchtet auf über 160 m Waldrand die symbiotische Nähe von Bäumen, Mensch und Tier. Im strahlend hellen Performance-Kleid bringt Manuela Hartel Licht ins Dunkel des Grenzbereiches von Wald und Flur. Hin und wieder durchbricht sie die Wand aus Dickicht, löst Lichtimpulse und Klangelemente aus und setzt Sträucher und Bäume als natürliches Bühnenbild in Szene. Was bei Tageslicht so selbstverständlich scheint, wird in der Magie der Dunkelheit fremd, betörend und eindringlich.  Eine besonders symbiotische Zusammenarbeit von Videokunst und Klang verbindet Manuela Hartel mit dem… Read More →

2021 TangoTanzTheater

  Asymmetrical Encounters TangoTanzTheater by Rosalie Wanka press reviews → Abendzeitung München: “Wanka teamed up with the Munich media artist Manuela Hartel for the stage, which is enriched with … videos and projections and designed to be very expressive. A clever move that literally lights up the production now presented under the title “Asymmetrical Encounters”. Sometimes shrill, sometimes weird or gloomy and cloudy. Always in the balance between kitsch and subtly subtle humor. ” Münchner Feuilleton: „With lots of wig and costume changes, expressive dancers and the trendy video collages by Manuela Hartel evolves a dance piece between clip aesthetics and hidden objects.” 🎥  STREAMING recordings took place at 📍 HochX Theater und Live Art. ⭕️… Read More →

2020 Hidden Chrystals – Blossoms Unfold

Hidden Crystals – Blossoms Unfold gallery to live in – Villa Mussinan Insights into real, visual and ideal spaces – artistically, musically, performatively Anna Schölß – painting, installation Manuela Hartel – media art, performance Jakob Wagner – guitar Elisabeth Carr – idea, overall conception Exhibition duration: June 27 – July 5th Villa Mussinan, Possenhofenerstr. 19, 82319 Starnberg For the anniversary of KunstRäume am See, Elisabeth Carr opens the historic “Villa Mussinan” for her guests and supporters. With the artists Manuela Hartel, Anna Schölß and the guitarist Jakob Wagner you are invited to a “gallery to live in”, exactly where everything started. For 15 years now, the fine arts in various designs and in the… Read More →

2019 ARTWORK OF THE MONTH

Worum geht’s? / What’s it all about? Artwork of the month in November 2019 Curated by Katja Sebald. The Artwork of the Month creates a space for encounters at the interface between art and religion since January 2011 at Lake Starnberg / Germany. Videoportraits: www.zwischenspiel-eckental.de  posterprints © Manuela Hartel The poster prints are extracted images of 30 videoportraits transparently layered on top of each other. Series of 6 prints. Edition of 20 pieces each. “What’s it all about?” asks video artist Manuela Hartel in her video portraits, which she produced as an artist in residence in Evangelical Lutheran parishes near Nuremberg. The interviews that she conducted with church members over several weeks deal with… Read More →

2019 ECHOLOT FESTIVAL

www.echolotfestival.de pics © overw8, Maren Martell, Manuela Hartel     BeyderZeit – “Neue Musik” in the mirror of the baroque an event of KunstRäume am See and Kaske Foundation The fourth edition of the ECHOLOT Festival presents a wide range of new music in the historical walls of the Castle of Kempfenhausen. Video art plays a special role here. It connects the place with the sound, opens the boundaries of perception and creates new perspectives. The motto of this year’s festival is BeyderZeit, a play on words with the Baroque language. The eras will be reflected in the music of both times. The festival days are expanded by a walk-in, perfomative… Read More →

2016 GALERIE DER KÜNSTLER

Privacy theater production Based on the fictional story of MIA and FINN, a young couple who gets to know each other online, “Privacy” tells of possible effects on life and privacy and examines our digital responsibility. Premiered: November 2016 in Munich pics © Rainer Ludwig, Judith Buss Director: Ana Zirner – Dramaturgy: Martina Missel – Choreography: David N. Russo – Production/Press: Claudia Illi – Stage: Susan Waeckerlin – Costume: Henriette Müller – Lyrics: Theresa Seraphin – Video: Manuela Hartel – Light: Rainer Ludwig – Sound: Jan Faszbender – Performer: Lotte Lindenborn, Matthias Renger, David N. Russo Get fully into the production of a digital self – or get out entirely? The “Privacy”… Read More →

2018 HILDEGARD VON BINGEN

Die Visionärin Play by Susanne Felicitas Wolf, directed by Thomas Luft www.theaterlust.de – PREMIERED 2018 Munich Bühne – Manuela Hartel, Olsen Röhl und Thomas Luft – Videoinstallation – Manuela Hartel – Gesang / Musikalische Leitung – Cornelia Melián – Musik – Manuela Rzytki – Choreographie – Tanya Rydell Montan – Kostüm – Sarah Silbermann, Alina Scheiler – Klangregie u. Tontechnik – Zoro Babel – Sounddesign – Simon Kummer – Lichtdesign – Olsen Röhl, Nico Stolte – Licht- u. Videooperator – Nico Stolte – Technische Leitung – Olsen Röhl “The special challenge for The Visionary was to design a set that could be used as flexibly as possible. It should provide elements for the actors to work with as well as withstand the challenges of a tour. Above all, however, it should serve as a projection surface… Read More →

2018 LEHMAN BROTHERS

pics © Manuela Hartel, Martin Kaufhold Play by Stefano Massini, directed by Sibylle Broll-Pape. Stage & Costumes by Trixy Royeck. Video by Manuela Hartel. Music by Thomas Prestin. Dramaturgy by Olivier Garofalo. With: Anna Döing, Bertram Maxim Gärtner, Stefan Hartmann, Paul Maximilian Pira, Corinna Pohlmann, Daniel Seniuk.