For the 'Testing Stage' festival, the HAU has once more invited visual artists - this time to show their works in performative formats. Performance Art can now point to a canon, a repertoire and a legacy-which is critically examined by the latest generation. With new works by Keren Cytter, Phil Collins, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster / Ari Benjamin Meyers, Nevin Aladag, Tobias Rehberger and Simon Fujiwara.
Nevin Aladağ, Keren Cytter, Phil Collins, Simon Fujiwara, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Ari Benjamin Meyers, Tobias Rehberger
Live, current, transitory, temporary—theatre and performance art combine a number of basic principles. From it's very beginning the HAU has been opening the theatre spaces for visual artists. That has led to a lot of cooperative projects, some of them were existing works, which were placed in a different context by being brought into the theatre, and some of them were new, made especially for our theatres.
For the "Testing Stage" festival, the HAU has once more invited visual artists—this time to show their works in performative formats. Performance is an everyday concept for the theatre, and is experiencing a boom in the Visual Arts. Performance Art can now point to a canon, a repertoire and a legacy—which is critically examined by the latest generation. Issues such as authenticity and repetition, truth and fiction, original and fake line up in the discussions surrounding performance art, which has now moved into a phase of museum retrospectives. What do members of the young generation think of this canon and where are they doing things differently?
Along with new works by Keren Cytter, Phil Collins, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster / Ari Benjamin Meyers, Nevin Aladağ, Tobias Rehberger and Simon Fujiwara, we are holding an all-night Performance Night in two of our theatres as well as a Long Night of Artists' Music.
ANKE IS GONE
I EAT PICKLES AT YOUR FUNERAL
15 + 16 September
THIS UNFORTUNATE THING BETWEEN US
A TELESHOPPING BROADCAST IN FULL COLOUR
15 + 16 September
DOMINIQUE GONZALEZ-FOERSTER & ARI BENJAMIN MEYERS
21 + 22 September
FUNERAL CHARADE OF POSES BY FREUNDINNEN & BASSO
AND MANY MORE
BALI, BALI, BALI
THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF
29 September–1 October
LONG NIGHT OF ARTISTS’ MUSIC
with Erik Bünger, Alessio Delli Castelli, Hunger, Anders Lauge Meldgaard (yoyooyoy), Michaela Meise, Christian Naujoks, Projecto Gentileza, Jeremy Shaw, Soundfair and The Red Krayola
Image: Simon Fujiwara, The Personal Effects of Theo Grünberg, 2010.
© Yun Lee.
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