This paper discusses the idea of new media dramaturgy in connection to dumb type performances and outlines some of the notions that apply to the concept of interweaving performance cultures and new media. In this context, it explores dumb type's pioneering suite of multimedia performances pH, S/N, OR and Memorandum as the basis for an emergent transformation in performance towards the development of new forms.
Thomas Martius, November 7, 2014
Thomas Martius, October 31, 2014
In 2013, a group of Egyptian and European artists from the fields of choreography, architecture and theatre set out to explore questions such as: What kind of society do we want to live in? What are the conditions we need to create for our lives? The group tried to address these challenges through building spatial structures in Berlin, Vienna and Cairo. The video A Future Archeology captures reflections and impressions from their first extensive research and working period at Uferstudio 14 in March 2013 in Berlin.
Thomas Martius, October 20, 2014
Stephen Barber and Rustom Bharucha, October 15, 2014
In June 2014, Stephen Barber and Rustom Bharucha met for a conversation on Bharucha's latest book Terror and Performance. In this talk, Bharucha and Barber explored the key notions of the book as well as the process of writing itself. Listen to the entire conversation here.
Sharon Dodua Otoo, May 27, 2014
In this paper, which was also presented at the IRC symposium Blackface, Whiteness and the Power of Definition in Contemporary German Theatre, the author focusses on how whiteness is represented in modern German theatre, using Michael Thalheimer’s 2012 production of Dea Loher’s play Unschuld as an example.
Julia Lemmle, May 20, 2014
Daniele Daude, May 12, 2014
Based on a presentation during the IRC symposium Blackface, Whiteness and the Power of Definition in Contemporary German Theatre, this essay explores which set of filters are used by white artists and academics to (re)create race on the opera stage. In order to understand this nexus of practices and discourses, the essay employs the concept of racialization, focusing on three filters in particular: racialized dramaturgy, the racialized stage, and racialized embodiment.
Michael Roes, April 3, 2014
“Why do we busy ourselves in foreign countries?” is one of the central questions asked in all the debates on neo-colonialism. By “we,” panellists usually think of the ‘West,’ or the ‘Occident.’ And as “foreign” they preferably designate all non-European and North American countries. – And, of course, the anti-neo-colonialist’s answer to these questions is a strident “For no reason whatsoever!” Such debates tend to provoke polarising contributions …