CANCELLED! Unfortunately, the last two performances of Traumascape on September 07 and 08 are cancelled due to illness. Tickets already purchased will be automatically refunded by our ticket provider Reservix.
In her new work Traumascape, Julia*n Meding investigates the connections between rationality and violence in the history of European knowledge: Even before the beginning of the Enlightenment and right up to our own day, narratives from philosophy and natural science have had a violent effect.
Together with performance artist Teta Marie Carangi, visual artist Julia König, director Friederike Hirz and dramaturg Annett Hardegen, Meding projects some of the resulting collective traumas into the stage space. They imagine rationality as violated and confront it with other forms of knowledge, perception and irrational practices in a fictional healing ritual.
By means of a queered liturgy and a working process critical of hierarchy, Meding recapitulates various moments of abuse and searches for ways of Escape from recurring rationalizing dynamics.
The piece lasts a maximum of 90 minutes without a break. The language used is mainly English. All spoken and sung texts are projected onto the stage as subtitles. There are moments in which loud music starts surprisingly. There are some very shrill, distorted sounds produced by a theremin. A theremin is an electronic musical instrument that is played without contact. Sounds from the audience are welcome. The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces and one beanbag seat that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop, if available. The accessibility information will be continuously updated. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at email@example.com or 030 27 89 00 35.
JULIA*N MEDING (*1984) studied cultural studies in Hildesheim and started performing in different collectives and works of other artists during her studies. She positions herself as non-binary and crip. From 2016 to 2019 she toured the world as a queer displacement of the character Hamlet in Boris Niktin's production of the same name. In 2019, her collaboration ANGSTPIECE with Anta Helena Recke was shown at the festival Radikal Jung in Munich. She is working on recordings with her music project Circaea and is part of the Initiative for Solidarity at the Theater.
PERFORMANCE AND MUSIC Teta Marie Carangi, Julia*n Meding CONCEPT Julia*n Meding, Annett Hardegen SPACE Julia König COSTUME Nora Hansen CO-DIRECTOR AND DRAMATURGY Friederike Hirz DRAMATURGY AND PRODUCTION Annett Hardegen OUTSIDE EYE Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
A production by Julia*n Meding, supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, with the support of VIERTE WELT and Gessnerallee Zürich. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung