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Maulwürfe live at Urban Spree

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Urban Spree proudly presents Maulwürfe in a unique concert night!

After many months of lying around in their caves eating earthworms, copulating, assulting badgers and preparing for Phillipe Quesne’s theatre piece “Welcome to Caveland”, the giant moles (or Maulwürfe as they are known in this part of the world) will take a small break from their interspecies transgressions to grace us with a unique psychedelic massacre of (mole) sounds.

Leaving us asking the question?, how much mole is in a human, how much human is in a mole, and of course, how many humans can we fit inside that giant mole?…


The concert at Urban Spree will be complementing their theater show at Hebbel am Ufer/HAU : “Der Maulwurf macht weiter. Tiere / Politik / Performance” from 26 to 30 of September 2017.


Born in 1970, Philippe Quesne received his education in Visual Arts. For 10 years he designed sets for theater, operas and exhibitions. In 2003, he created the Vivarium Studio Company, and directed his first show, « La Démangeaison des ailes », based on the acts of taking off and falling down.

(photo by Victor Tonelli/ArtComArt)

Philippe Quesne hunts the marvelous, the tiny, and pushes to the extreme experiences of our daily lives as well as the relationship between mankind and nature. As he did as a child, collecting insects, he now works and studies small communities under his microscope. The scenography is used as an ecosystem in which he immerses his actors into. His shows, such as La Démangeaison des ailes (2003), Des expériences (2004), D’après nature (2006), L’Effet de Serge (2007), La Mélancolie des dragons (2008), Big Bang (2010), Swamp Club (2013), Next Day (2014), compose a repertory that tours all over the world. In addition to his work for the theater, he creates performances and interventions in public spaces or natural sites, and displays his installations in the context of exhibitions.

Since January 2014, Philippe Quesne is the co-director of Nanterre-Amandiers, National Dramatic Centre.

In 2016, he created Caspar Western Friedrich at Kammerspiele in Munich and Welcome to Caveland ! at Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels.


27th September 2017
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