We participate in a global laboratory on performance. That means it is about perception and action. It is a global conference of viewpoints. And a lab on diverse actions.
It is not about describing the situation as such. It is about exploring it as a state of transition.
We, the participants in this laboratory, want to explore where we are and its past.
We want to explore where we are and how we can describe it to others. This is why it is productive that each of us is completely somewhere else.
By describing and transmitting the situation(s) of our choice we are in, via the internet, we want to explore the parameters of their potential transitions – the potentials of inevitable but controllable change. We want to discover our potential to participate in the creation and management of change.
We want to reconsider our presence and actions:
– where are we?
– how and why is it where we are?
– what is striking us and what would we like to change?
We will work on how to bring this closer or to make it clearer to others. Those who are far away in the geographic space but who share digital one, and moreover – time with us in this.
We will create performative maps in time and digital space together by finding forms and strategies of sharing. We will create a model of the world how it appears to be NOW every single time we assemble on this platform. What rituals, signs, images and texts will result out of this process? Will they trigger off actions that we will take where we are – or in support in where others are?
The process is diverse but shares experience – and this is the show – and the show is what you see – and to witness something changes our minds.
This lab is initiated by people who work in the fields of progressive theater, performance and formats of assembly. We feel that theater as a mutually known platform of the assembly of diverse positions and experiences is a vital root for intercultural communication and a counter reality to the stages of press and social media.
About the mentor
Daniel Wetzel is one of the founders, together with Helgard Haug and Stefan Kaegi, of the theatre-label Rimini Protokoll. Work by work they have expanded the means of the theatre to create new perspectives on reality.
Rimini Protokoll often develop their stage-works, interventions, performative installations and audio plays together with experts who have gained their knowledge and skills beyond the theatre. Furthermore, they like to transpose rooms or social structures into theatrical formats. Many of their works feature interactivity and a playful use of technology.
WHERE: elektron.live (with the use of the Zoom platform)
The working language of the laboratory is English.
Meeting ID: 916 4303 6477
28.09.20, 18.00-20.00 (EEST)
30.09.20, 19.00-20.30 (EEST)