19.-22.09.2019, Spielorte der Ruhrtriennale
Josephine Scheu, Leia Walz, Jaya Demmer, Teresa Häußler, Diane Hillebrand, Louisa Raspé, Sascha Jungbauer, Christina Scheib
Der Fachbereich Szenografie und Ausstellungsdesign wurde dieses Jahr erneut zum internationalen Festivalcampus der Ruhrtriennale eingeladen. Zehn Studierende können an einem viertägigen Programm vom 19.-22. September teilnehmen. Die Studierenden fahren nicht als Gruppe, vielmehr ist der Festivalcampus so angelegt, dass sich Studierende unterschiedlicher internationaler Hochschulen aus den Bereichen Theater, Tanz, Szenografie, Dramaturgie und Theaterwissenschaft kennenlernen, während sie die künstlerischen Beiträge zur Triennale verfolgen und diskutieren. An drei Tagen des viertägigen Programms finden Workshops statt, in denen unter der Leitung eines Dozenten der beteiligten Hochschulen Aspekte des Programms vertieft werden.
Leitung: Dr. Philipp Schulte
Projektassistenz: Carla Gesthuisen
Workshop Lehrende HfG Karlsruhe ADSZ: Hanne König
WORKSHOPS & SEMINARE
1— Jules Buchholtz
MA for Theatre Studies, University Munich, Germany
Rehearsing the Future.
The seminar concentrates on the reality-producing effect of scenariomatic foresight. The theater, as it has always been a practice of testing life in the As-If and also – and meanwhile (again) more – an instrument of knowledge transfer of socially relevant questions, appears repeatedly in the center of efforts to shape the future of society, inspired by the question: how do we want to live? It may serve as a laboratory for new forms of participation, it may be a ground for playing with new forms of living, of utopias, of transformation and new social concepts. The seminar therefore focuses on the function and significance of theatre and scenario in the anticipatory foresight of the future and the formation of opinion directed towards the future, guided by the question: How do we even know that we want to live like this?
2— Ekaterina Trachsel
Institute for Media, Theatre and Popular Culture, University Hildesheim, Germany
Gaps, Fragments and De-Montage :: Deconstructing
Since the days of the historical avantgardes ›montage‹, as a technique, stands for a dramaturgy which strongly deviates from an Aristotelian ideal. There is talk of a dramaturgy of fast transitions, contrast, and incompleteness. While, in the 1920ies, Sergej Eisenstein planned his »Montage of Attractions« in order to influence the audience politically, in the postdramatic notion of ›montage‹, in the 1990ies, the emphasis is on the individual and free connection of disparate parts and fragments. In 2013, the anthropologists Christian Suhr and Rane Willerslev published their anthology with the title »Transcultural Montage«. Therein, various authors describe montage and its potentials regarding ›minding the gap‹, the absence of subaltern speech, and phenomena of discursive excludedness in general. The Ruhrtriennale 2019 strives to »[…] examine aspects of European self-criticism; this year artists address their own privileged European existences in diverse ways.« (Stefanie Carp). We will discuss the mise en scène of (self-)criticism in order to discover different strategies of montage and demontage: Is (self-)criticism always a demontage of seemingly static positions and structures? What are the gaps and fragments when observing a theatrical deconstruction of ›European‹ privileges? Examining the dramaturgical architectures of several performances, we are going to test the hypothesis, whether there even exists something like a ›European Dramaturgy‹. Do the performances we witness at Ruhrtriennale 2019 deconstruct (our idea of) a ›European Dramaturgy‹?
3— Sabine Harbeke & Stefanie Lorey
Directing, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
Move 3 Squares – On Rules and Systematics of Play
What systems are theatre evenings and performances subjected to? How can an event be sorted and arranged? What agreements are there? What deviations? How do they become visible, how can they be obscured? What techniques are used to affect the audience and what methods can be used to prevent them? Which spatial constellations are decisive and determine the play? And what influence does decoding have on the aesthetic readability of the work? This course deals with agreements of (theatrical) play and (aesthetic) sets of rules. On stage. Between stage and auditorium. Between fictional and real space. And also in everyday life.
On the basis of the performances and excursions visited together, appointments, sets of rules, laws, scores are examined, reflected upon and decoded. The participants will draft exemplary sets of rules and develop aesthetic models which will be put to the test, experienced and discussed in simple experimental arrangements.
Programme for Exhibition Design and Scenography, University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe, Germany
Drop the Mic! – An Attempt on Feminist Rap
PART OF THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE THE VISIT OF THE EBOW / EBONY BONES CONCERT IN THE EVENING OF SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND AT RUHRTRIENNALE. THIS MEANS: ALL PARTICIPANTS OF THIS SEMINAR ARE INVITED TO STAY UNTIL MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 23RD, WHICH IS ONE NIGHT LONGER THAN THE REST OF THE FESTIVALCAMPUS GROUP. (ACCOMMODATION IS PROVIDED.)
Feminist rap is booming. The progressive appropriation of this musical form of fast vocal delivery about contemporary “realities” and social structures is loud, radical and inexorable. As a rap battling against a fictitious opponent, it can unfold its socio-political potential. We approach this genre amateurishly – that means nobody has to be able to rap, I can’t do it either (unfortunately).
We examine some of the protagonists of the scene and listen to their songs: How are their texts written? What is the beat like? How is their dance style and their fashion style or even their costumes?
The setting or stage at a rap concert often opens more powerful to the audience, breaks through the fourth wall – the audience is addressed and integrated into the “communication”. In this way it also unfolds a solidarising effect and can be understood in the context of empowerment.
5—Jürgen Bruckner & Brechje Janssen
ArtEZ Academy for Theatre and Dance, Zwolle, Netherlands
Aesthetic Contexts: Jetse Batelaan and Christiane Jatahy
This cooperative workshop, will take an intensive look at two of the artists from the Ruhrtriennale’s festival program and their respective artistic contexts: Dutch theatre maker Jetse Batelaan and Brazilian director Christiane Jatahy.
We will start working with physical and philosophical elements that will help us to examine different aspects of a specific direction of the Dutch (youth) theatre landscape and one of its most prominent representatives, Jetse Batelaan. Typical elements of this theatre form allow us to see and think differently and sophisticatedly play with the expectations we have as viewers. We will work with fragments from Batelaan’s production that we will see and, throughout the first and second session try to create small scenes or images of our own, inspired by typical elements of a ‘language’ of this Dutch contemporary theatre.
In the third session we will transform our format from a workshop to the frame of a seminar dealing with Christiane Jatahy. We will try and illuminate her Odyssey diptych in direct comparison with the Odyssey adaptation of another Brazilian director, Leonardo Moreiras and his Compagnie Hiato, also created in 2018. What fascinations emanate from this Homeric material for contemporary South American directors? What opportunities and risks are hidden behind the change of media from sung or written epics to the theatre stage? In preparation for this session, Michel Foucault’s relevant radio lecture “Other Spaces” should be read.
STÜCKE, die wir gemeinsam gesehen haben
(…..) EIN STÜCK, DEM ES SCHEIßEGAL IST, DASS SEIN TITEL VAGE IST
A long time ago a singer with a lot of chest hair sang: “Is this the real life, is this just fantasy?” We think. We have our doubts. Fuck you! Why do we need to understand something that’s actually incomprehensible? And by the way that Queen song has no fuck to do with our play. It’s not included. It’s just an example. Or is that not allowed either? Are you going to moan at the box office afterwards that the blurb was wrong? Go on then. A lot of other things are wrong too.
LOVE STORY CANDICE BREITZ
INSTALLATION / VIDEO
A version of Love Story by Candice Breitz, specifically conceived for the Ruhrtriennale 2019, will be performed over 4 days in Museum Folkwang:
Love Story interrogates the mechanics of identification and the conditions under which empathy is produced. Evoking the global scale of the refugee crisis, the work evolves out of lengthy interviews with six individuals who have fled their countries in response to a range of oppressive conditions: Sarah Mardini, who escaped war-torn Syria; José Maria João, a former child soldier from Angola; Mamy Maloba Langa, a survivor from the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Shabeena Saveri, an Indian transgender activist; Luis Nava Molero, a political dissident from Venezuela; and Farah Abdi Mohamed, a young atheist from Somalia.
The personal narratives shared by the interviewees are articulated twice by Love Story. In the first space of the installation, re-performed fragments from the six interviews are woven into a fast-paced montage featuring Hollywood actors Alec Baldwin and Julianne Moore. In a second space that is accessible only via the first, the original interviews are projected in their full duration and complexity. Suspending viewers between the gritty first-hand accounts of individuals who would typically remain nameless and faceless in the media, and an accessible drama featuring two actors who are the very embodiment of visibility, Love Story reflects on a media-saturated culture in which strong identification with fictional characters and celebrity figures runs parallel to widespread indifference to the plight of those facing real world adversity.
TRAINING FOR THE FUTURE
JONAS STAAL, FLORIAN MALZACHER
PERFORMATIVE TRAINING CAMP
Training for the Future is a utopian training camp where audiences become trainees in creating alternative futures, learning how to decolonize society, how to use extraterritorial waters for political action, create new forms of encryption, enact intergenerational climate justice, socialize artificial intelligence and campaign transnationally. Futurologists, progressive hackers, post-national activists, transnationalists, theatre makers, artists, and many others offer concrete exercises in alternatives to the present-day crisis within a training installation developed by artist Jonas Staal, situated in the Jahrhunderthalle Bochum. It seems a consensus today, that what is ahead of us can only be imagined as a disaster. Training for the Future instead aims to collectively reclaim the means of production of the future.
Training for the Future offers fourteen trainings over the course of three days, participation is possible for the full curriculum or for each training individually.
THE LINGERING NOW – O AGORA
QUE DEMORA OUR ODYSSEY 2
FILM / THEATRE / PERFORMANCE / GERMAN PREMIERE
This is about the complexity of being lost. The Brazilian director Christiane Jatahy gathered film material in Brazil, Greece, Lebanon, Palestine and South Africa. She will mix this documentary material with live narration by the evening’s participants. As well as actors these are people from each location in which the production is performed. The merging of genres is the performance’s stylistic principle; the lack of a home and of a future its theme: The lingering now.
19.-22.09.2019, Spielorte der Ruhrtriennale