Performing Technology

Bundesweites Artist Labor der Labore (B.A.L.L.)

What forms of digital “liveness” can we as a theatre create? How can we infiltrate commercially oriented digital platforms? Which online tools should be further developed in the sense of self-determined working, so as not to reproduce old barriers such as systemic racism, sexism and ableism through technology-related exclusion mechanisms? Which encounters, which accesses and which possibilities of participation do virtual and hybrid spaces allow? And how can we implement our projects in a socially and ecologically resource-friendly way?

In the context of the two Digital Labs at HAU – Online Hackathon and Online Hack Space plus the subsequent artist residencies – we have already addressed these questions. The two-day dialog format “Bundesweites Artist Labor der Labore” (Nationwide Artist Lab of the Labs) by Fonds Darstellende Künste will continue. The participants selected by HAU are artists who have adapted their work to the conditions of the pandemic, but also artists who have long been associated with digital practice. It is important to us to also establish experts of the Internet stage, gamers, coders or web designers as artists. Together they will develop a prototype for digital theatre strategies on a lab day.

On October 14 and 15, the participants of the 30 nationwide Artist Labs initiated by the Fund will come together at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.

Anna Fries: Participant
Anna Krauß (HAU): Concept
Andara Shastika: Participant
Echo Can Luo: documentation
Höjdis Lyn Behncken: Documentation
Huyen Trang Nguyen Le: Assistance
Lisa Maria Ahrens (HAU): Assistance
Nushin Yazdani: Participant
Paola Bascon: Participant
Petja Ivanova: Participant
Ulla Heinrich: Concept, Moderation
Sarah Reimann (HAU): Concept