The actor Susanne Lipinski stands in the middle of the remains of an abandoned party with her “personal assistant” Sara on her smartphone. Party off, lights on. Thus begins a fastpaced spectacle that goes from dirty work to a journey through time focusing on cleaning and involving a whole load of can trash. The remains of the party turn into a panopticon of society. WE CARE talks about the jobs no one talks about: cleaning, care work, round the clock and off-peak. A tour de force of black humour that uses sounds, smells and projections: a staccato of different periods and roles, featuring interviews with experts and those affected, sarcastic cleaning women and filthy men. Susanne Lipinski (Kollektiv KOLLINSKI sozial) and Sonja Prlić and Karl Zechenter (gold extra) use documentary research to illuminate the present and past of migrant labour and our relationship to the world order.
The artist group gold extra (Salzburg, Vienna) is well known for digital games and performances, often with a documentary basis. Their artistic research work with schoolchildren has won them the European Youth Culture Award and Ars Electronica U14. Their artistic projects were recently recognised with the Salzburger Kulturfonds Grand Prize 2021.
Kollektiv KOLLINSKI sozial was founded by Carmen Bayer and Susanne Lipinski and realises cross-art-form performance projects with artists from all over Austria. Kollinski works in accordance with feminist theatre practice, in a researchbased, sociopolitical manner while never forgetting its wicked sense of humour.
In german language.
A coproduction of gold extra, Kollektiv KOLLINSKI sozial and SZENE Salzburg.
Concept: Susanne Lipinski, Sonja Prlić, Karl Zechenter
Acting: Susanne Lipinski
Direction, dramaturgy: Sonja Prlić, Karl Zechenter
Lighting, sound design, software control, electronic devices: Sebastian Frisch
stage & costume: Selina Nowak
projections & animations: Reinhold Bidner, Tobias Hammerle
Organization: Sophia Reiterer
Music: Sebastian Frisch, Karl Zechenter
Musical advice: Gudrun Plaichinger
A coproduction of gold extra, Kollektiv KOLLINSKI sozial and SZENE Salzburg, with the support of Arbeiterkammer Salzburg and sponsored by City of Salzburg, Province of Salzburg and BMKÖS.