Sarah Methner studied stage and costume design at the Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee. Her stage designs are minimalist architectures that focus on core aspects of the respective material and only emerge in the interaction with the performers.
Maximilian Hanisch is a director and performer. He studied acting direction at the Thomas Bernhard Institute of the Mozarteum Salzburg and Expanded Theater at the Bern University of the Arts. In his projects he is constantly searching for new terrain in terms of content and form and chooses the use of means according to the theme.
Hanisch-Methner’s first joint work was created in 2019, and since then they have been developing concepts and projects in close collaboration from the very beginning. In doing so, they constantly participate in each other’s artistic field. A particular interest for them lies in the appropriation of political material, which is still little explored performatively.
In 2019, for example, they created Wer hat Angst vor Niketown? as part of the Treibstoff Theater Days. In 2021, they developed Plattenbauten - Inseln der Gegenwart. The performance was shown at the Europäischen Zentrum der Künste Hellerau, at the Kunstfest Weimar, at TD Berlin and at ROXY Birsfelden. In 2023 they will realize The Conversation at ROXY Birsfelden, a performance about the increasing dangers of surveillance infrastructures.
Website Maximilian Hanisch
Website Sarah Methner