In his new work, Turinsky creates a utopia of the human against the narrative of the Anthropocene based on his own experiences related to disability. SOILED opens an imaginative space that does not deny a presence of horror and yet preserves the deliquescent images of the past in the emerging contours of a joyfully inhabitable future. Premiered at Kampnagel, Hamburg.

Three semi-dressed performers writhe on the floor in an brown oily substance.


The first part of the performance (about 25 minutes) takes place in the dark and quietly. Later, spherical sounds and beat-heavy music will be used in individual scenes. There will be NO strobe light. The performers will be upper body free. Over time, there will be a strong smell of pumpkin seed oil.


A tactile tour is available for blind and visually impaired audiences 60 minutes before the start of each performance. Visitors can feel the stage set and get in touch with the performers. The tactile tour can take place in German or English and lasts a maximum of 30 minutes.


During the performance there will be a live audio description in English. It is part of the artistic concept and will be played together with the music in the stage area.

With: Michael Turinsky

Chroreography Michael Turinsky Performers / choreographical co-work David Bloom, Sophia Neises, Liv Schellander Music Tian Rotteveel Audio description Monique Smith-McDowell Stage / Costume Jenny Schleif Light / Technical Management Benjamin Maier Artistic Consulting Gabrielle Cram Creative Collaborator Tanja Erhart Production Anna Gräsel

A production by Michael Turinsky, Verein für philosophische Praxis. Co-produced by Kampnagel Hamburg, Tanzquartier Wien, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, PACT Zollverein Essen, Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm and Hessisches Staatsballett within the fram of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main.

Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a project by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Hessischem Staatsballett, is made possible by Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain and supported by Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt am Main, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst and Stiftungsallianz (Aventis Foundation, BHF BANK Stiftung, Crespo Foundation, Hans Erich und Marie Elfriede Dotter-Stiftung, Dr. Marschner Stiftung, Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft Frankfurt am Main).

Financed by Europe Beyond Access. Co-financed through the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

Supported by Stadt Wien.

Thanks to Gervasi Tanz Company.

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