Wailing Song

2022, Animation, 7:28 min

Countless small will-o’-the-wisps buzz in this artificial underwater world. They symbolise all the people who drowned between 2014 and 2022 on their flight to Europe. At the bottom of this sea, we listen to the stories of five young refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Ethiopia and Gambia. They talk about their families, their flight from violence, their hopes and dreams.

The audio material was made available with the kind permission of the Junges Theater Augsburg.

Samia runs

StartJunges Theater Augsburg

Premiere 2.03.2018

Junges Theater Augsburg,

Studio Stage at the Kulturhaus Abraxas

Director: Susanne Reng

Video installations: EKH

The finite story of Samia Yusuf Omar. Based on the novel “With Dreams in the Heart” by Giuseppe Catozzella.

“Samia Yusuf Omar was a young Somali runner. Running was her great passion. She trained in the war-bombed and al-Shabaab militia-controlled capital, Mogadishu, despite all the obstacles in her way.

She made it to the 2008 Olympics, where she finished last. She desperately wanted to be back at the 2012 Olympics in London, but conditions in Somalia had worsened. In the meantime, the only possible way to live her dream was to flee. Samia drowned in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Lampedusa in the early summer of 2012.

The Junge Theater Augsburg tells of Samia’s love of running with the means of object and puppet theatre, supported by video projections and music.” ( https://www.jt-augsburg.de/samialaeuft )

Last Homeland

StartJunges Theater Augsburg

Theatre project Junges Theater Augsburg

Cemetary Göggingen Juli until August 2014

Direction: Susanne Reng

Videoinstallation: Erika Kassnel-Henneberg