Transforma are a visual artist collective who have gained a reputation for their approach to creating original audiovisual performances, installations, projections for music, and have worked extensively with theatre and dance. Creating images and atmospheres which establish a connection between the material properties of their subject, abstract storytelling and a hands-on approach to production, they have developed their own language within the live visual experience. They have long standing collaborations with numerous artists, directors and musicians and have performed live and exhibited at many major festivals and venues around the world. Transforma was formed in 2001.
Sascha Ring composes lullabies and hymns. He has developed a unique, emotional cosmos throughout his seven albums and various singles. He is a sound explorer and adventurer for whom no sound is too strange or unformed, and a poet for whom no nuance of feeling is too subtle to nd expression. Sometimes he comes across as a hyper-productive genius who makes the most improbable connections and enters into unlikely musical dialogues. At other times he is the doubter who hesitates and tears holes in his own discography with his re ectiveness. His twelve-year career as a recording artist has made him as familiar to his fans as an old friend – and still it is impossible to guess what his next move will be.
Transforma and Sascha Ring have worked together on numerous projects since 2003 including the Devil’s Walk, Krieg und Frieden and Soundtracks tours.
Choreographic Assistance: Johanna Hwang
Johanna Hwang received her dance education at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung, Ballet Aacademy Munich. She danced at the Staatsballett Berlin under the direction of Vladimir Malakhov where she became a demi-soloist. After several years Mauro Bigonzetti invited her to join the Aterballetto in Italy as a soloist where she danced also under the direction of Cristina Bozzolini.
MANUFACTORY was produced by The Barbican, TodaysArt Festival, Schauspielhaus Bochum, LEV Festival and Stereolux.
With residency support from Mapping Festival.
The project is supported by the ENCAC network and mèq Festival.