Miniature is a (performance) piece, developed for and executed in a specific space in a specific moment in time. Be it in an almost dark room or on a walk, the performative process has always the same aim: to provide a new visibility to the rooms in which the miniature occurs by means of interaction and apperception.
Miniature is designed for one person at the time and offers these individual visitors a highly personal experience in the form of a walk to, and through, an enigmatic location. After agreeing a meeting point, a host will take the spectator a one to one guided tour through a given location until the point, where he or she will be left alone in the space, the building…
Tiny spatial interventions are used to create a situation in which the border between reality and imagination, between factuality and fiction gets to be challenged. The subtle way they evoke expectations and channel perception prompts the participant/ spectator/ visitor to look anew at a the special location the this performance takes place in.
The project started in 2006, when David Weber-Krebs and Alexander Schellow collaborated during the Steirischer Herbst/Graz, where they developed the first miniature model. Ever since, various site-specific versions of Miniature have been staged:
- Steirischer Herbst, Graz 2006
- LISA lieve(s) in Kikker, Utrecht 2007
- Sophiensaele, Berlin 2008
- De Appel arts center, Amsterdam 2009
- Stuk, Leuven 2009
- De Appel arts center, Amsterdam 2010.