Oliver Zahn

Steinerne Gäste

Lecture Performance


German / approx. 50 mins.

After recently exploring cultures of remembrance and forms of forgetting, theatre-maker and performer Oliver Zahn now documents the ways in which the charges, forms of representation and icons of political systems are dealt with. “Steinerne Gäste” (“Stony Guests”) examines the undead afterlife of statues when they're banished and removed. This lecture-performance is dedicated to the effects of removing public monuments and the accompanying social shifts: What happens when the initial dust has settled, when protesters, counter-protesters and the media have departed, and the zeitgeist has changed along with them? A discursive dance of death begins to unravel amongst secret industrial halls, secluded cemeteries, forgotten battlefields and dark forests. Oliver Zahn observes how fallen statues continue to haunt falling societies, shedding light on current ways of dealing with the spectre of the past.                                         


By and with: Oliver Zahn / Dramaturgy: Felizitas Stilleke / Technical Design: Dennis Dieter Kopp / Artistic Production: Martina Neu / Press: Kerstin Böttcher


  • Past
    Thu 24.2.2022, 19:00 / HAU3
    Fri 25.2.2022, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 26.2.2022, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sun 27.2.2022, 19:00 / HAU3

Access to this event according to 2G plus regulation (fully vaccinated + tested negative on the same day OR triple vaccinated without additional test). It is compulsory to wear an FFP2 mask, also during the performance. We have increased ticket capacity for this event. As part of this, we have changed our seating plan from chequerboard pattern to full seating in line with the current hygiene measures. Masks (medical or FFP2) are required throughout the event. You can find our hygiene concept here.


Production: Oliver Zahn. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by: Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

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