Choreography for Crane

3.9.2016, 20.0022.00
Blue-Star sightseeing boat
Märkisches Ufer 34
10117 Berlin, Germany
Performance by Lindsay Lawson in collaboration with Erika Eiffel and Trevor Lee Larson
Love ballads DJ set by Verena Gillmeier and Claudia Rech
The performance is viewable both from the boat and for free from the public Rathaus Bridge.


The Berlin skyline is populated with tower cranes that stand dormant in the night. Lindsay Lawson’s new performance Choreography for Crane will transform the construction site at Humboldt Forum into a set for an intimate dance where Erika Eiffel will conduct the crane’s movements, accompanied by a musical score by Trevor Lee Larson.

For Eiffel, the cranes have their own lived experience. She connects with them through her work as a crane operator and as objectum sexual, which is a person who has intimate, romantic, and spiritual relationships with objects. One of her object-loves is the network of tower cranes she operates. In Choreography for Crane, the movement composition is based on the crane’s movement capabilities accentuated by music and light.

Choreography for Crane is a work by Berlin-based artist Lindsay Lawson performed by crane operator Erika Eiffel with artist/musician Trevor Lee Larson and is produced by Anna Frost.

The boat ride will feature a live performance of Larson’s musical score and provide a close view of the Humboldt Forum site. Choreography for Crane is also viewable from land while the accompanying music is accessible via live stream on Berlin Community Radio from 8.30 pm.

Join us also on Sunday, September 4 at 6 pm for the accompanying symposium Things in Themselves, Part II at KW Insitute for Contemporary Art.


Our thanks for the support of the event goes to Berlin Palace-Humboldtforum Foundation and Bamberger Natursteinwerk Hermann Graser GmbH.




Ticket 10 €
Please purchase your ticket in advance online here or at the ticket desk at Akademie der Künste, The Feuerle Collection, or KW Institute for Contemporary Art.
We kindly ask you to arrive on time at the docking station of the sightseeing boat. Admission 15 minutes prior to departure. No late admittance possible. Schedule may change due to weather.