02.11.2021, Algorithma - Your health and healing Algorithm, HomeFest 2021, Bucharest, ROU
- Do you remember Eliza the chatbot? The least judgemental therapist ever. Its creator Joseph Weizenbaum once wrote: “I had not realized … that extremely short exposures to a relatively simple computer program could induce powerful delusional thinking in quite normal people.” As the myth goes, his secretary asked him to leave the room so she could privately speak with Eliza. Algorithma is an updated version of Eliza. But Algorithma does not only function as a therapist but as a general health adviser with a focus on healing. Algorithma was fed with millions of health advice videos from Youtube that allows it to always propose an unexpected solution to its patients, even if they don’t ask for it. Once let loose for an advice session Algorithma becomes unstoppable and dives deep into the pool of health and healing click-baits. Meet Algorithma and be ready to get delusional.
© Jasmin Schädler
04.10.2021, XCHANGES Xhoch1, Bremen, DE
X-Changes is a newly founded event series for contemporary music, sound art, performance and adjoining disciplines. Young artists from the independent scenes in Bremen and Stuttgart are invited to organize evenings in the respective other city to present themselves and make connections. The series grasps itself as a platform for a generation of artists seeking alternatives to the established art business and to create the space for realizing their ideas and projects on their own. For this purpose, X-Changes seeks to be a free space for experimentation and simultaneously contribute to the creation of long-term connections and working structures
An event by Projektgruppe Neue Musik (PGNM).
26. & 29.09.2021, Stuttgart witch trail. A performative journey to old and new motives of the witch., Stuttgart, DE
In the term witch, historical phantasms and current tendencies encounter each other. Together we trace the history of witches and search for their potential for resistance. We will look at different adaptations of the image of the witch, also with regard to the extent to which they repeat questionable stereotypes. At distinctive places in the city, we get to know female actors who have found their own approaches to the subject and put them up for discussion. Thus, scientific, pop-cultural and practical approaches come together on this journey of discovery and direct our gaze to a multifaceted and imaginative perspective on witches.
A project by Pia Lanzinger and Jasmin Schädler.
In cooperation with Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg and FF*GZ.
Funded by the City of Stuttgart.
© Christina Mäckelburg
10.-13. & 16.-19.09.2021, Kinder der Olypme – Fanshop, Mannheim, DE
- A fanshop in Mannheim: you are greeted by a woman, a saleswoman. She initiates a conversation, leads you through the shop, advertises her products. Every item tells a story. The woman’s name is Olympe. Olympe is more than an employee: Olympe is an athlete, Olympe sprints, is a refugee. Olympe is a brand. Alternating between self and other, she embodies various narratives that imprison her in her place of worship or bring her freedom.
Langenfelder & Lichtenberg stage FANSHOP, a recorded, immersive spatial installation in urban space. The focus is on the question of access and intervention possibilities of a totalitarian state in and on the private reproductive body. The focus of the preceding long-term research was the exemplary examination of the myth of pregnancy doping. This myth states that female athletes in the past entered competitions pregnant in order to improve their performance. In collaboration with associated artists, the duo pursues this myth further in a fictional thought experiment, examining it in the field of tension between subjugation and self-empowerment and placing it alongside the biographical narrative of an escape. Both stories are united by the protagonists’ striving for freedom and a pregnancy.
© Sebastian Heck © Sebastian Heck
08.08.2021, Harmful Bodies, Theaternatur Festival, Waldbühne Benneckenstein, DE
- The duo Frisch&Schick (Johannes Frick & Jasmin Schädler) presented an excerpt of their work Harmful Bodies - a promiscuous concert performance in cooperation with media artist Timo Kleinemeier and with costumes by designer Aziz Rebar – for the first time in an analog version in the proximity of the forest bar at Theaternatur Festival. Harm emanates from our bodies, an awareness that has finally emerged in the last year. The artists devote themselves to love and promiscuity with emphasis on the physical harm. Since the discovery of the HI-Virus, this subject has been undergoing a social overhaul. From the fear of a death sentence at the time to today’s classification of a chronic illness, the team encounters the history of a virus that knows no morals, but which has been and continues to be confronted in a moralizing and stigmatizing manner. The audience is invited to a performative and musical journey that assumes different perspectives and aesthetic forms.
In cooperation with Theater Rampe and InterAKT Initiative e.V..
© Timo Kleinemeier
30. & 31.07. + 01.08.2021, Wunderland, Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, DE
- Wunderland is the newest text by the author Mugehta Gachago which he specifically wrote for the performance collective *die apokalyptischen tänzerinnen. Loosely based on Alice in Wonderland, the author invites the audience into a world where standards of good and evil are dissolved.
- A project by die apokalyptische tänzerin*nen and Produktionsbüro schæfer&sœhne.
- Funded by the City of Stuttgart, by the Association of Independent Dance and Theatre Creators in Baden-Württemberg through means of the State Ministry of Baden-Wuerttemberg for Sciences, Research and Arts and by Fonds Socioculture e.V.
© Jasmina Begović © Dominique Brewing
05.05.2021, Harmful Bodies, Thetaer Rampe Stream, Stuttgart, DE
- The duo Frisch&Schick (Johannes Frick & Jasmin Schädler) presents the work Harmful Bodies - a promiscuous concert performance in cooperation with designer Aziz Rebar, media artist Timo Kleinemeier as well as make-up by Luna Legend, and guest appearances by Karimael Buledi, Helena Dadakou, Sebastiano Sing and Laura Nitsch. Harm emanates from our bodies, an awareness that has finally emerged in the last year. The artists devote themselves to love and promiscuity with emphasis on the physical harm. Since the discovery of the HI-Virus, this subject has been undergoing a social overhaul. From the fear of a death sentence at the time to today’s classification of a chronic illness, the team encounters the history of a virus that knows no morals, but which has been and continues to be confronted in a moralizing and stigmatizing manner. The audience is invited to a performative and musical journey that assumes different perspectives and aesthetic forms.
The video was livestreamed on May 5 at 8pm by Theater Rampe.
In cooperation with Theater Rampe and InterAKT Initiative e.V. Supported by the City of Stuttgart and Freie Tanz- und Theaterszene Stuttgart.
© Timo Kleinemeier