Staging postdemocracy, Rimini Protokoll ”State 1-4”, Imanuel Schipper, Mars 13
Open Lecture with with Imanuel Schipper, dramaturg at the Zürich University of the Arts and for the Rimini Protokoll
Moderator: Critic Theresa Benér
Wed 13 mars 16:30-18.00 - Studio A, Malmö Theater Academy, Bergsgatan 31, Malmö
Free entrence on first come, first served basis
Imanuel Schipper is a lecturer and researcher at different universities and art academies in Germany and Switzerland. He also works as a dramaturg for the well-known German Performance group, Rimini Protokoll with whom, over many years, he has developed a contemporary way of documentary theatre as intervention, as political think tanks. Most recently he has been the dramaturg for „ State 1-4“ a tetralogy on post-democratic phenomena such as the global network of intelligence, construction sites and lobbyism, digitalisation of democracy and the interweaving structures of global companies and politics.
For each of this rather political contents a special setting not only for an aesthetic space experience was constructed but also an unique way of how to address, organise and guide the audience through the theatre event. Different strategies of participation and interaction come into action in order to generate an immersive experience. This lecture will discuss the different dramaturgies of staging the publics with the help of theories of Jacques Rancière and others.
Imanuel Schipper works on the interface between scientific research, teaching, and artistic practice. His work seeks to analyse such terms as “theatricality“, “performativity“, “dramaturgy“, “staging“, “reception“ and “mediality“ – coming from the theatre studies – beyond the boundaries of the theatre, for example in design, urban design, scenography and curation. He holds a deputy professorship on Performance Studies and Dramaturgy at the Department Arts & Social Change at the Medical School Hamburg (MSH). He has been on the board of directors of Performance Studies international (PSi) and delivers his dissertation on “Relational Dramaturges” at Leuphana University Lüneburg.
The lecture will be held in english.
This open lecture is part of the lecture series Theatre & Society, which is organized by Malmö Theatre Academy during the spring term 2019.