Gina Haller, Anne Welenc

Jul 24 –
Aug 20 2016
Blogpost Archive:

Anne and Gina- Week 1

Jul 31 2016

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Hello! We are Anne Welenc and Gina Haller both actresses and working for the first time on a project together. We got to know each other at Bern University of the Arts several years ago and decided recently to develop a so called Madonna Project. Our goal is it to create a performance about Madonna the Saint and Madonna the Popstar, in which we´ll focus on the connections and differences between these two very strong female figures and their reception in our society.
In Sasso we´ll try to find out more about the marian apparition that according to Fra Bartholomeo of Ivrea happened in 1840 on the „Sacro Monte“ above Locarno. Today there is a pilgrimage church called Madonna del Sasso. It is the most important sanctuary in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland.

Anne and Gina – week 2 – i would like to be remembered as a good mother first and foremost. ( madonna, pop- queen)

Aug 7 2016

going deeper into the holy trinity: motherhood, virginity and race for both idols
the holy madonna.
8 hours walk towards the sky on the monte gambarogno
new thoughts about the madonna cult in a talk with the franziskaner monk Titus about Madonna as a mediatrix between us and God
try to reveal her and to veal ourselves

„in bed with Madonna“, the Pop- Queen.
developing trough „truth or dare“ texts for the performance and the confession and punishment attitude:
why is your mother embarrassing?
imagine a world without original sin?
did you adopt jesus because his skin is lighter than yours?

if Adam and Eve did not commit the original sin, would we all be fertilized by the holy spirit?image2

Anne and Gina – week 3 – veils and bergruf

Aug 14 2016

calling madonna on top of monte gambarogno

“Im Anfang war Madonna
Ave,heilige Wortgebärerin der Dreifaltigkeit, der Unberührtheit, du erste alte Jungfer trächtig trotz fest verschlosser Keuschheit personifiziert in weltumfassender Schönheit und aufgespritzter Jugendlichkeit…”

to be continued.

Anne and Gina -week 4 – true blue

Aug 19 2016

This week started with the Assumption and the other Madonna´s Birthday. So we went to the church in S. Nazzaro to celebrate the mass and ask the holy mother a last time for an inspirational week.
She heard obviously our prayers and we finalized our concept and went for the last time on Monte Gambarogno to shoot videos. The weather was perfect and we got even saved from a mad herd of goats. Thank you Mama Madonna!IMG_6667IMG_6660