Phantasma und Politik #1


The discussion series "Phantasm and Politics," organized in collaboration with art theorist Helmut Draxler, had its pilot episode in January. The occasion for the second installment is the performance "The (Coming) Insurrection according to Friedrich Schiller," a collaboration between andcompany&Co. and Dutch and Flemish artists. Starting from the concrete aesthetic practice of this performance, the question to be examined will be whether and to what degree art can not only depict and represent current social movements such as Occupy in the theater, but also must be able to abandon the aesthetic distance to empirical reality in order to react appropriately to a social reality perceived as in crisis. In a recent lecture, Hans-Thies Lehmann has argued for making a terminological distinction between an "aesthetics of resistance," as it is called in Peter Weiss's main work, and an "aesthetics of insurrection." The theorist of post-dramatic theater will present some of his theses. The following discussion will concern the relationship between theater and politics, and will include participation by the Dutch media theorist and net activist Geert Lovink and Alexander Karschnia from andcompany&Co. 

Moderated by Juliane Rebentisch
Audiofile Phantasma und Politik #1

Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.


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    Wed 27.2.2013, 20:00 / HAU1


Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

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