Moderne Proben – Festspiellab

Berliner Festspiele Lab presents:

Moderne PROBEN

Sketches, commentaries, trials / Installations, performances, videos, archives

In co-operation with the Berliner Festspiele, students of the course “Space Strategies” from the Berlin-Weißensee School of Art have explored the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. Within the frame of artistic research, the 17 students – artists, architects, designers and cultural theorists – have used the site, the building and the theatre as a starting point for contextual research, site-specific case studies and performative interventions. The title, “moderne Proben” (or “Probing the modern”), relates not only to testing the physical parameters of the place but also to probing its current state of use.

The results of the research and experimentation are presented as video, performance and interactive works as a part of the Berliner Festspiele “Lab” program. The diversity of the work reflects both the interdisciplinary, collaborative nature of the Masters program and the institutional presence of the theatre.

17th-19th January 2013, 6-10:00pm

Opening: Thursday, 17th January, from 6:00pm

with Leonie Baumann (Head of Weißensee School of Art, Berlin) and Christiane Kühl (acting Artistic Director, Haus der Berliner Festspiele)
Download the Vernissage speech of Leonie Bauman, Head of Weißensee School of Art, here

Finissage: Saturday, 19th January, from 10:00pm

Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Kassenhalle, Schaperstr. 24, 10719 Berlin

A cooperation of the Berliner Festspiele with the Weißensee School of Art, Berlin, and the Masters course Space Strategies.

Further information here