For this year’s special I HEART BERLIN live event Claudio and I chose something that we feel particularily excited about: Halloween. Bringing together creative minds from the worlds of theatre, perfomance art, fashion, publishing and music we created the House of Haunted Hearts that opened its doors on Thursday with a DIY costume workshop, a haunted house with artistic performances, an outfit contest, a haunted porn booth and of course a big Halloween party.
It was a huge success for us as so many people came with amazing costumes and great enthusiasm for Halloween. In fact I took so many photos that I have to split the set into several posts starting today with a look behind the scenes and into our Haunted House that was created by set-designers Buchholz&Kraatz in the huge basement of our venue the Naherholung Sternchen. Inside was not only a creepy labyrinth but also performances of Israeli artists Gal Naor, Moran Sanderovich with sound scapes by Inon Peres, as well as choreographer Patrick Faurot. See for yourself after the jump.
Performance artist Gal Naor getting his make-up:
Choreographer and dancer Patrick Faurot test-wearing his special hair extensions and getting his full-body make-up:
The Haunted House by Buchholz&Kraatz started with a labyrinth walk through creepy corridors made of foil.
The family hall had some ghosts coming out of the wall:
The operating room for dolls was a special place for the visitors of the haunted house to play around in:
The living room offered a performance by Gal Naor who has working with expressive gestures and a variation of sign language in light and shadows:
In the body room performance artist Moran Sanderovich was deconstructing the concept of our perception of body perfection and disabilities accompanied by live soundscapes by Inon Peres:
In the machine room choreographer and dancer Patrick Faurot was a performing a variation of the Japanese expressive dance Butoh while his headpiece was attached to the pipes in the ceiling:
Set-designers Buchholz&Kraatz with the team of I HEART BERLIN: