Festival THEATERFORMEN 2004 / REpublicACTION
CALL FOR PARTICIAPANTS: WORKSHOP – POLITICS AND SOCIAL PRACTICE INSTEAD OF THEATRE?
What can be done? The more evident the crisis of democratic institutions, mediating structures and representations becomes, the more urgently this question poses itself. In these seemingly hopeless constellations, there appears to be no space for a liberating social practice that constructively engages with them. Are cluelessness, systematic uncertainty, romantic yearning and activism the only reactions to a present that is no longer concerned with past and future?
The forms of debate are shifting and a new field of the political is emerging. It can no longer be a question of one great blueprint for the world but simply one of developing approaches for micro-political collaborations: collaborations which, networked with each other, at least have the potential to facilitate a new perspective on the world.
THEATERFORMEN 2004/REpublicACTION is organizing an international workshop in Brunswick from the 6th-10th of June, 2004. It will deal with the appropriation and classification of the notion of the global which is understood as a social and creative power manifesting the diversity of productive practices. It will centre mainly on the question as to whether a turn towards the political - as has been happening in other arts and media in recent years - can also be carried over to the field of theatre.
LECTURERS AND PARTICIPANTS
Franco Bifo Berardi, philosopher from Bologna. Author of several books about media theory and activism, co-founder of the journal A/traverso, the radio station Alice and the street television project Orfeo TV.
Xavier Le Roy, choreographer, Berlin
Eran Sachs, musician, composer and curator from Jerusalem
Mårten Spångberg, dramaturge, performer, journalist, Germany/Sweden
Wolfgang Zinggl, co-founder of Wochenklausur Vienna
The workshop is conceived and led by Florian Schneider, filmmaker and author from Munich, initiator of various networks and campaigns at the interfaces between art, new media and political activism.
The workshop will take place in English. The fee is € 50 - including 4 performances in the context of REpublicACTION as well as two lectures by Zygmunt Baumann and Slavoj Žižek.