‘Mary’ is a 100-page text collage dealing with the entanglement of movements, personal expression, representation and inherent control mechanisms in mass choreography.

Mary Wigman, known as the pioneer of New German Expressionist Dance, was one of Europe`s leading figures of Modern Dance at the beginning of the 20th century. Her mass choreography for the Olympic Games in 1936 Nazi-Berlin that accommodates fascist aesthetics, is hardly perceived leaving her reputation as one of the most iconic figures of the late Weimar German cultural scene unquestioned.

In the Artistbook ‘Mary’ citations from the Archiv der Akademie der Künste Berlin meet descriptions of individual movement, mass simulation experiments and security instructions for behavior in masses (a lot of which were developed after the Love Parade Disaster in 2010). Every text fragment remains on the following pages, building up a polyphonic dialogue and continuously filling up the whole book while the transition from one single movement to another marks a barely perceptible line.