2022 @ feldfünf, Berlin
To creep is to move quietly, with stealth, to avoid detection. A creep is a person who produces feelings of discomfort and fear in others. Creeps creep. Their violence is experienced as affect - felt rather than seen - it is hard to quantify and therefore hard to prove, sometimes even hard to believe. People creep. So can institutions. Time creeps. So can pleasure.
The Creep at feldfünf is the first in a series of installations by Berlin based choreographer and visual artist, Melanie Jame Wolf, in which she will enact her ongoing creep studies. It is a choreography between 2 figures - a cowboy and a mountain – embodying a poetic meditation on violence and storytelling. Departing from Walter Benjamin's concept of 'mythic violence' - in which fascist power and authority is accumulated by performing itself as ancient truth - The Creep studies the invisible and the insidious; forced silences, double meanings, and omissions; the weird and the eerie.
The installation continues Wolf's formal exploration of the expanded choreographic possibilities of fabric, video and printed text, whilst introducing new sculptural developments in her practice. It will be activated with 2 episodes of live performance across the opening weekend of the exhibition.