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.


Ein Abend von Ariel Efraim Ashbel und Romm Lewkowicz / Regie:: Ariel Efraim Ashbel / Recherche und Konzept: : Romm Lewkowicz / Von und mit:: Efrat Aviv, Jessica Gadani, Dolores Hulan, Tatiana Saphir, Jan-Sebastian Šuba / Mit Gastauftritten von:: Nikola Duric, Ligia Manuela Lewis, Veit Sprenger und the Invisible Choir / Musikalische Leitung:: Maya Dunietz / Kontrabass, Bassgitarre, Schlagzeug, Gesang: : Micha Kaplan / Klarinette, Saxophon, Flöte: : Anat Cohavi / Bühne:: Alona Rodeh / Kostüme:: Sandra Fink, Alona Rodeh / Haare & Make-up:: Sandra Fink / Licht:: Benny Hauser / Video:: Daphna Keenan / Regieassistenz:: Mia Sellmann / Produktions- assistenz:: Sonia Zafer Smith / Dramaturgische Begleitung:: Stefanie Wenner / Produktion:: 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


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As part of the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”, HAU initiated an open call for artists based in Berlin, who were invited to submit proposals for their Manifestos for Queer Futures.