Festival for the Human-Space-Machine exhibition – 6th and 7th December 2013

Installations, performances, lectures, discussions and a celebration.

F R I D A Y , 6th December 2013

  • Subject constructions on the Bauhaus stage
    1 p.m.-2.30 p.m. Bauhaus stage

Which images of humanity were constructed in the stage works at the Bauhaus? Which subjects were dealt with? What is the relationship to other avant-gardes? How did the Bauhaus stage influence what followed? How relevant are its investigations today?

Juliet Koss (Scripps College, Claremont, California)

Melissa Trimingham (University of Kent, Canterbury)

Jienne Liu, (National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul)

Moderation: Torsten Blume, Christin Hiller

  • Reconstructions
    3 p.m.-4.30 p.m. Bauhaus stage

How does one reconstruct Bauhaus pieces of which only fragments have survived and which were essentially designed as open studies? What are the subjective approaches? What is the relationship between reconstruction and interpretation? How is the historic updated?

Angela Regina Lopez Leal (Senac, São Paulo)

Thelma Bonavita (choreographer and dancer, São Paulo)

Lars Mørch Finborud (curator, Oslo)

Ivan Liška (Director of the Bayerisches Staatsballett, Munich)

Moderation: Milena Hoegsberg (Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo)

  • Mirror Touch
    5.30 p.m.-6.30 p.m. Exhibition room 335

Performative installation

Daria Martin (artist, London) and Billur Turan (designer, London) with two dancers

  • notes on m.b.
    6.30 p.m.-7.30 p.m. Studio building

Performance followed by artists’ discussion

Pia Rönicke (artist, Copenhagen) and Milena Hoegsberg (Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter Høvikodden)

  • The interface and adapter problematic
    7 p.m.-9 p.m. Bauhaus stage

Public rehearsal and handout of material

Petra Gehring (questions of dying and technology in biomedicine), Karin Harrasser (culture and history of knowledge of prosthetics), Wladimir Velminski (Soviet thought experiments and machine theories) and Susanne Sachsse (auto-icons)

A discussion set-up by the Mobile Academy Berlin/Hannah Hurtzig

SATURDAY, 7th December 2013

  • Curator-led guided tour
    11 a.m.-12 p.m. Exhibition
  • Body control systems
    1.30 p.m.-3.30 p.m. Bauhaus stage

What does it mean to portray man on stage as a machine? What visions, concepts, dystopias and fears were associated with this? How is the field of tension between autonomy and heteronomy expressed today?

Karin Harasser (Kunstuniversität Linz)

Helmar Schramm (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)

Ligna (artists’ group, Hamburg/Berlin)

Moderation: Andi Schoon (Hochschule der Künste, Bern)

  • “Total theatre” – The stage as a world model
    4 p.m.-6 p.m. Bauhaus stage

How did the avant-garde abstract the concept of the “total work of art” into modern theatre syntheses? What was the relationship between ideational fiction and social reality? Is the desire to shape realities in the stage medium still productive?

Gerald Köhler (Universität zu Köln)

Johanna Dombois (director, Cologne)

Stefan Kaegi (theatre maker, Berlin)

Moderation: Anja Dorn (HfG Karlsruhe)

I N   S P I T E   O F   T H E   N I G H T - A Bauhaus Festival

From 8 p.m.

  • Phil Collins, Daniela Kinateder, Simon Will with students from the Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (KHM): Sanaz Azizi, Ale Bachlechner, Marat Beltser, Minjung Cho, Kate Dervishi, Tzeshi Lei, Axel Pulgar, Felix Zilles-Perels.
  • Lighting and Sound: Michael 'Kille' Killman. Costume: Stanislava at Vintage Emde, Cologne. Design: Stefan Ramírez Pérez.
  • Video: Casey Raymond. Photography: Jessica Balla.
  • Twelve Roses (Video Archive): Ale Bachlechner, Benjamin Ramírez Pérez, Stefan Ramírez Pérez.

Festival in the scope of the exhibition project “Human-Space-Machine. Stage Experiments At The Bauhaus” of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation in cooperation with Henie-Onstad Kunstsenter, Høvikodden, Norway; National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea; Goethe Institut and absolut MEDIEN, Berlin; Academy of Arts Berlin; Anhaltisches Theater Dessau; Bavarian State Ballet Munich, German Hygiene Museum Dresden; Kurt Weill Festival, Dessau; Senac University, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Theater Collection of the University of Cologne; Daniel Schawinsky, Xanti Schawinsky Estate, Zurich, Switzerland.

Supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Lotto-Toto Saxony-Anhalt, the Ernst von Siemens Art Foundation and the British Council.