Sticky Stage

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

Sticky Stage

Published by Archive Books

in collaboration with DISTRICT

Suza Husse and Paolo Caffoni

Contributions by Sabeth Buchmann, Paolo Caffoni, Discoteca Flaming Star, Joerg Franzbecker, Suza Husse.

Proofreading by Anita di Bianco

and Theo Livesey

Design by designgruppekoop

Softcover, English, 160 pages

ISBN 978-3-948212-14-8

Euro 15,00

Don’t leave me now

Don’t say good bye

Don’t turn around

Leave me high and dry


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. Through conceptual, visual and musical transfers, they create performances, sculptures, drawings, stages and situations whose foremost intention is to question and challenge the memory of the public, transforming old desires and finding invented pasts, or pasts which never occurred.