Remembering coming of age
Do you remember the year you turned 21? It is with this question that Mats Staub started the conversation with more than a hundred people throughout the world. For some of them, that birthday occurred 70 years ago, while others have just celebrated it. During a first encounter, he records their story. He then condenses it in a 15-minute montage that each of the inter-viewees listens to in front of the camera a few months later. 21 brings together some 80 film portraits of those witnesses listening to their own story before our eyes, immersing them-selves in their own memories, as we do in ours. Especially for the Belluard Festival, the ac-counts of three Fribourgeois have been added to the collection. The installation can be found on the first floor of the Arsen’alt.
Idea, concept and direction Mats Staub Stage design Monika Schori Camera Matthias Stickel, Benno Seidel, Sifiso Khanyile Sound Andrea Brunner, Mandla Nkuna Collaboration Olivia Ebert, Sandra Li Maennel, Wolfram Sander, Nadine Tobler, Edin Omanovic, Franziska Jenni, Elisabeth Schack, Abby Middleton, David Tushingham, Inga Wagner, Maia Marie, Nomonde Mbusi, Milou de Boer, Patrick Mudekereza, Jack-son Bukasa, Dada Kahindo Technical Hanno Sons, Stefan Goebel Production managers Elisabeth Schack, Barbara Simsa Production zwischen_produktionen Coproduction Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Festival Theaterformen Hannover, Museum für Kommunikation Bern, Gessnerallee Zürich, Kunstfest Weimar, Kaserne Basel, Wiener Festwochen, Theater Freiburg, Noorderzon Festival Groningen,Adelaide Festival, Théâtre Vidy Lausanne, Centre d'Art Waza Lubumbashi, KinArt Studios Kinshasa Fribourg Assistants Varun Xavier Kumar, Anouk Werro
Presented with the support of Pro Helvetia, Ernst Göhner Stiftung
Created thanks to a cultural promotion contribution of Canton Fribourg