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Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly XII. Pitfalls of Representation: Assemblies in Theatre

With Isabelle Fremeaux, Jay Jordan, Milo Rau & School of Resistance
Hosted by Florian Malzacher

 Livestream
 English
 Free of charge
 Livestream
 English
 Free of charge

Numerous theater makers and artists have been inspired by the concept and the performative reality of assembly in recent years, creating, directing, initiating trials, parliaments, congresses, summits and assemblies in white cubes and black boxes, on proscenium stages and public spaces. But the relationship between theatrical and political representation remains complicated. What are difference and proximity between physical presence within an art institution and on, for example, an occupied square? The 12th edition of The Art of Assembly looks at the often productive, often ambivalent relationship between art and activism, inviting three very different initiators of assemblies: Theater director Milo Rau believes in staging and realistic representation in his plays, while for his tribunals and trials he invented what he calls „symbolic institutions“; the School of Resistance uses theatrical settings but understands itself as an activist, not an artistic project; and the activists Isabelle Fremeaux and Jay Jordan believe: If you truly want to do politics, you have to desert the institution of art and entangle insurrectionary imagination into the everyday life of movements.

Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly XII – in cooperation with NT Gent / School of Resistance

The Art of Assembly series is based on Florian Malzacher. Parlor Games. Political Theater Today. Berlin: Alexander Verlag, 2020.

Curated by Florian Malzacher
The Art of Assembly – Gesellschaftsspiele, a series by Florian Malzacher and brut Wien, in cooperation with Münchner Kammerspiele, Wiener Festwochen, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Berlin),  BIT Teatergarasjen / METEOR 2021, NT Gent and Goethe Institut / Performing Architecture

Tickets
Sat 29.1. 19:00
Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly XII. Pitfalls of Representation: Assemblies in Theatre
  • Livestream
  • English
  • Free of charge