Silvia Albarella/Anne Tismer
Non-tutta [Incomplete]
short Version


Silvia Albarella/Anne Tismer talk March 2013 for the Avignon's festival HERE

Silvia Albarella/Anne Tismer press conference July 2013 at the Avignon's festival HERE

From: Suite 101, 05.03.2012 by Steffen Kassel

“…It’s an evening of self-absorption. Contact disorder. Communication breakdown. But Tismer just keeps drawing you in, gathering an accomplice-like understanding with members of the audience through short bursts of interaction…

…Her character is breathless, on the verge of collapse, but she carries on, relentlessly, chronically sleep-deprived, breakdown or not. But then, a touch of calm enters the scene, as she reaches her microphone to the sky, as if to listen to the stars. Could that be an orchestra? A symphony? Aren’t those small stars like flutes? A short and peaceful scene unravels into a cosmos of gentle vibrations and sounds, before she catches her breath again, her pulse comes back, and her familiar ethereal world comes back with it. Then all of a sudden the audience witnesses Anne Tismer, as if like a terrorist, slipping into a dark red mask and leaping up to the keyboard…

In times when an average state theatre show doesn’t surprise, this is an evening that truly stands out.”

From: Berliner Zeitung, 06.03.2012 by Doris Meierhenrich

“…How much can one stand the world, and the world around them? How thick does the crust need to be, so that the inner core keeps on spinning, but doesn’t spiral out of control? These are some of the questions raised by the “action artists” Silvia Albarella and Anne Tismer in their dynamic, compact, one-woman performance “Non-Tutta (Incomplete)”. They do it with fantasy, in a playful, sometimes wild way, yet somehow always relfective. Like when Tismer speaks of the inner psyche of the stars as of her own organism, or of how she can listen in to the universe as if into the rich sound of an orchestra. Meanwhile, as she speaks, Tom Tiest holds up a sensor to the wall, which suddenly seems to resemble this universe, containing the projected Tismer amoeba within it. Tiest cautiously swats the wall and the tip of the antenna twitches, frightened: listening in hurts.”

From: NRZ, 17.03.2012 by Thomas Hag

“…The images created by Tismer and the Italian artist Silvia Albarella sway between the joyful and the somber. Tom Tiest accompanies the performance as sound/noise artist and guitarist. Along with his sounds, Tismer performs Joy Division’s She’s Lost Control, imitating the jerking arm movements of the singer Ian Curtis… the “incomplete” Anne Tismer takes a rather playful and dada-esque route at the end of the show where she disappears, slipping into a grotesque knitted woolen sack with a worm-like head. It makes for a bizarre and comical evening, colorful, but by no means only amusing. The guests in the living room liked it.”

Press review selection as PDF (German)Here