be me

with Magdalena Öttl


be me interview

© André Symann

There’s no wind in the Internet
Just clouds and windows
No wind, no wind, no wind, no wind   

There’s no me in the night we met
Where’s the sound in the words that you just said
Be me, be me 

be me 

© André Symann

be me is a dance performance born from the encounter between Parini Secondo (Sissj Bassani,  Martina Piazzi, IT) and Magdalena Oettl (DE) during a 4-month coexistence in Essen within the  KreativCampu.Ruhr program. The result of this long period of cohabitation is a choreographic  template shown for the first time on 25th March at Kunsthallen Bochum. Inspired by the concept of meme, most commonly used as a linguistic sign within online  communities, Parini and Magdalena created a device which highlights the self organisational mechanisms of a small community populated by seven performers and witnessed  by an online audience. Through copying and imitation, the whole community is the author of the  choreography which becomes solid just in the moment of staging. Silent agreements are floating in  the space, carried by the wind they spread like a rumor and promote the existence of a temporary  truth.

be me
By Parini Secondo & magdalena öttl

Performance: Sissj Bassani, Lucas Lopes, Camilla Neri, Martina Piazzi, Francesca Pizzagalli, Eliza Trefas
Music: Alberto Ricca/Bienoise
Visual Design: Daniel Gugitsch
Technical Support: Wolfram Lakaszus
Webdesign: Tommaso Gagliardi

Developed between november 2020 – april 2021 in the frame of Kreativcampus.Ruhr Artists in  Residence International Co-Production It’s not my responsibility to get famous, a project by ecce  GmbH. Supported by Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia In Cooperation with Kunsthaus Essen, Maschinenhaus Essen, Kunsthallen Bochum Further Support by the city of Essen, city of Bochum, municipality of Savignano Sul Rubicone (IT)

Thanks to: Valentina Tanni, Edoardo Sansonne, WerkStadt Takeover Pact Zollverein, Annette Wolter, Matteo  Santini, Jana Kerima Stolzer, Philipp Steffens, Cesare Biguzzi/Wereading


  • 25.03.2021 ONLINE PREMIERE from Kunsthallen Rottstr5
  • 09-10.04.2021 Maschinenhaus Essen (DE)
  • 16.08.2021 Podere Bislacco, Savignano sul Rubicone (IT)