Tchelet Pearl Weisstub's practice brings together theater and sculpture in interdisciplinary installations and performances. Her works attempt to embody the abstract notion of time passing, primarily concerning the tension between permanence and vulnerability. In an era where mass computing has overcome our innate limitations (such as the ability to store our memories, never to forget), Weisstub perceives a predominant social climate that denies natural processes of decay, by appropriating technologies, old and new, and placing them in dialogue with what it is to be human. Weisstub's work creates a space to share our human vulnerability and understand it as a collective ontological condition. Utilizing her background in theater, she directs objects in mise-en-scènes, creating sculptures that encompass the presence of life. While in her live performances, she objectifies the human body, exploring its material limitations.
Weisstub found in BAU AIR the opportunity to further develop a series of works on Mothering & Technology called 'Future Present'. During her residency, from 26 November to 23 December 2022, she created the first draft of a performance called: Mat(t)er, an excavation site of memories related to caregiving. In search for a cyclical and maternal experience of time. A mother and child are cave archeologists, excavating each other's memories and fantasies of care. Weisstub focused mainly on exploring the physicality of grasping and releasing re-enacted memories of care with the performers. Grasping a memory and grasping another body. Releasing as awakening from a fantasy; releasing as letting go of grip or letting go of dependency.
Performance: Danielle van Vree, Loki Noordegraaf, Claire Philippart, Edward Lloyd
Light and Kinetic sculptures: Oded Rimon
Music: Haian Arshied
Watch AFTER MOVIE BAU AIR 2022