© Daniel Ulacia

RETURN OF A GODDESS

© Daniel Ulacia

© Daniel Ulacia

© Daniel Ulacia

A goddess, two statues and a double theft: over 200 years ago Alexander von Humboldt brought a statue of the goddess Chicomecoatl from Mexico to Berlin where it became part of the ethnological collection. In 2018 K.A.U.& Wdowik travelled back to Mexico with a replica of the statue in order to create a new narrative while on the trails of the old tale. Return of a Goddess is simultaneously a cinematic travel reportage and scenic fantasy about colonial museum inheritance.


CONCEPT, REALIZATION: K.A.U.&Wdowik
DANCE, PERFORMANCE: Lea Kieffer, Rocio Marano
Light-Design: Laura Eggert
CAMERA, TRANSLATION:Daniel Ulacia
COMPANY MANAGEMENT MX: Pia Siliceo Trueba
COMPANY MANAGEMENT GER: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro

A production by K.A.U.&Wdowik in coproduction with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds and supported by the PACT Zollverein, Gessnerallee Zürichand Goethe Institut México.

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