Discoteca Flaming Star: Sticky Stage

A Book as Evidence & Script for Future Performances

Sticky Stage is an installation and a performance. It’s a rehearsal situation, carried by live music, including poems, songs, films and texts. Repetition of the songs, repetition of the films. Reappearance of the very same and the familiar with difference, unfolding a space of strength and fragility. Sticky Stage is a temporary space within a dystopian landscape in which to take up our fatigue and our dreams in order to approach a tender imagination. Sticky Stage is a lullaby and a dirge, a funeral and a birth.

Who will guard our dreams?

This book gives evidence to Sticky Stage, specified on the basis of the case study at DISTRICT in Berlin. It is a path for future performances. This book is an archive of the performance and a documentation of what will be.

Discoteca Flaming Star is an interdisciplinary collaborative art group, a group of people who use songs and other forms of oral expression, understanding them as a personal response to historical events and social and political facts.


Contributors: Cristina Gómez Barrio, Wolfgang Mayer, Sabeth Buchmann, Joerg Franzbecker, Suza Husse, Paolo Caffoni

Editors: Suza Husse and Paolo Caffoni

Design: designgruppekoop

Publisher: Archive Books

An Archive Books publication in collaboration with District*School Without Center and generously supported by Fundacion Estrenos LA.

Language: English

Price: 15 €

The publication can be purchased for 15 Euros via the Website of Archive Books.



p 4 Cristina Gómez Barrio + Wolfgang Mayer On a Sticky Stage (… rehearsing for the unknown)

p 10 Prologue: A Vast Territory

p 20 Chapter 1 (Evening/Awake)

p 68 Chapter 2 (Going to Sleep)

p 88 Chapter 3 (Sleeping, Dreaming)

p 106 Chapter 4 (Awakening)

p 128 Epilogue: Bound to Distance

p 134 Sabeth Buchmann, Discoteca Flaming Star, Joerg Franzbecker An earlier conversation on …

p 150 Suza Husse Time Holes

p 156 Paolo Caffoni Editors Note

p 158 Authors

p 160 Imprint


Team: Editing of the text: On a Sticky Stage (… rehearsing for the unknown): Anita di Bianco; Copyediting: Theo Livesey; Photos: A lion’s share of the most beautiful photos are by Emma Wolf-Haugh, quite a lot by DFS and several others by Sofia Lomba as well as Klara Hobza.

© Archive Books, Berlin, 2019

160 Pages
170 x 240 mm
ISBN: 978-3-948212-14-8