In the middle of a technology fair, something extraordinary happens when Queen Amalie Auguste from the 18th century mysteriously appears in the present. She goes in search of her diamond-studded breast ribbon, which was stolen from the Green Vault in Dresden in 2019. A theft that intertwines colonial history, class issues, justice, and the art world, and makes Amalie travel through time in quantum leaps.
Techniques of Misdirection are presented in a installation and performances in which supposed magic and algorithmic prediction meet. Misdirection refers to a craft for manipulating perception and visual memory; it is used in sorcery and warfare, in politics, and for criminal purposes such as theft.

Charlotte Eifler (concept, direction, scenography)
Ebba Fransén-Waldhör (scenography)
Marie Gimpel (2nd scenography)
Jule Köpke (scenographic assistance)
Alejandra Janus (Production)
Wiebke Müller (Costume Design)
Basak Günak (Soundscape)
Jasmina Rezig (Sound live)
Marja Christians (Performance)
Mona Louisa-Melinka Hempel (Performance)
Alfonso Rituerto (Performance)
Anja Kaiser (Graphic Design)
Helin Ulas (Programming)

Thanks to
Gloria Mueller, Paul Glaw, Saša Ivanova, Ingmar Stange, Judith Meister, Samuli Salonen, Julia Gerke, Morton Bjerre, HfG Karlsruhe, Sebastian Schäfer and Julian Kuf.

Kindly supported by

the Cultural Office of the City of Leipzig and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. The Foundation Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig is supported by the Friends of the GfZK Leipzig, the City of Leipzig and the Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts. It is partly financed through public funds on the basis of the budget approved by the members of the Landtag of the Free State of Saxony.

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