MELUZINE & CIE
( SPENDING TIME WITH MERMAIDS)
BERLIN RESIDENCY PROGRAM UFER STUDIOS
With the project Meluzine & Cie (Spending time with mermaids), Lea Kieffer (aka Meluzine Codex Mercury) dedicated the Berlin residency to the recurrent figure of her work in the past year: the cosmic mermaid. In company with other artists/creatures, such as dancer/drummer Ángela Muñoz Martínez (aka Jupiter Sonic Smith), dancers Frida Guilia Franceschini ( aka Morticia Moon X) and Rocio Marano ( aka Yawna Galactica), musician Nina Hynes (aka Vulna Zinazia), dancer/ writer Timothée Nay (aka Colin Danger) and punctual guests, Lea Kieffer aimed to awaken their inner mermaid and explored in the frame of the Berlin residency movement-voice connections, song writing, storytelling, lapdancing, somatic shapeshifting, apnee and growing tail training, as well as build aquatico-cosmic landscapes and costumes made of shells, sea creature prints from 90’s recycled sheets, neon-lights sculptures and other found treasures.
the residency is supported by the Berlin residency program of Uferstudios, funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, offered a total of 5 projects in 2021 the opportunity to promote different working methods and themes as an alternative to the usual funding and production practices.
MELUZINE & Cie