Ariel Efraim Ashbel and friends

All White People Look the Same to Me: Notes on the National Pornographic


All White People Look the Same to Me is an experiment in 'fictional anthropology'; in his German debut, director Ariel Efraim Ashbel embarks on a journey with anthropologist Romm Lewkowicz and an international group of performers, musicians, a hypnotist and an invisible choir to trace the evolution of performative invention of alterity. Robbing a wide range of historical, textual, visual and musical references, the piece exploits various modes of spectacle making – from Völkerschauen to contemporary documentary theater – as the gaze shifts from the examined to the examiners. Businessmen, theater masters, voyeurs and scientists all board a cabinet of white curiosities, as they are stripped from their everlasting invisibility. By indulging in the desires and passions that the quest for the ‘REAL’ ignites, the image-making process of scientific oriented entertainment is exposed in it’s fabulous perversity.

Production: Ariel Efraim Ashbel. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, StoneNest (London). Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds und Botschaft des Staates Israel in Berlin.


A piece of Ariel Efraim Ashbel and Romm Lewkowicz / Directions:: Ariel Efraim Ashbel / Research and Concept:: Romm Lewkowicz / By and With:: Efrat Aviv, Jessica Gadani, Dolores Hulan, Tatiana Saphir, Jan-Sebastian Šuba / With guest appearances by:: Nikola Duric, Ligia Manuela Lewis, Veit Sprenger and the Invisible Choir / Musical Director:: Maya Dunietz / Double Bass, Electric Bass & Guitar, Drums, Voice: : Micha Kaplan / Clarinets, Saxophones, Flutes: : Anat Cohavi / Set:: Alona Rodeh / Costumes:: Sandra Fink, Alona Rodeh / Hair & Make-up: Sandra Fink / Light:: Benny Hauser / Video:: Daphna Keenan / Assistant Director:: Mia Sellmann / Production Assistant:: Sonia Zafer Smith / Dramaturgical Support:: Stefanie Wenner / Production:: björn & björn


  • Past
    Thu 30.5.2013, 20:00 / HAU3
    Fri 31.5.2013, 20:00 / HAU3
    Sat 1.6.2013, 20:00 / HAU3
    Sun 2.6.2013, 20:00 / HAU3


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

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