Auf Deutsch - in German
In a performative laboratory that is simultaneously comedy, talk and game show, hannsjana confronts the mechanisms of ostracisation within scientific disciplines.
Why do comparably few women study computer science? Which stereotypical and sexist views underlie the formulation 'soft' and 'hard' disciplines? The performers determine the course of the evening with a discursive discussion, taking a trip to the Darknet and letting earthworm and amoeba discuss biological peculiarities. In a full-length scientific spectacle of empowerment and exchange, Die große M.I.N-T.-Show melts mounting fears and brings expert knowledge back down to earth.
Since 2011 Laura Besch, Alice Escher, Jule Gorke, Lotte Schüßler, Katharina Siemann and Marie Weich have been collaborating on performances and audio walks as the artist collective HANNSJANA. They also perform as a band. They break with existing assumptions and humorously, poetically, musically and scientifically engage with places and spaces in order to make them experienceable and explainable to themselves and others. They have been shown at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, at the Kunstfest Weimar, at Theater Thikwa and at the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin.
BY AND WITH Alice Escher, Laura Besch, Jule Gorke, Lotte Schüßler, Bärbel Schwarz, Katharina Siemann, Marie Weich STAGE Àngela Ribera LIGHTDESIGN Eva G. Alonso
A production by hannsjana, in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE and FREISCHWIMMEN, the production platform for performance and theatre, supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, Schwankhalle Bremen, SOPHIENSÆLE and Theater Rampe Stuttgart, under the management of SOPHIENSÆLE GmbH. Supported by the Capital City Culture Fund.
The festival Freischwimmer*innen. The Future is Female* is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partners: Ask Helmut, ExBerliner, Flux FM, Missy Magazine, taz. die tageszeitung, Zitty.