Performance on Zoom
May 29 30 | 18.00
May 31 | 19.00
June 01 | 19.00
Solidarische Preisstufen 5-25 Euro
Presale starts on May 14
In a performative online lab that is comedy, talk, and game show all at once, hannsjana confront the mechanisms of exclusion in scientific disciplines.
Why do comparably few women* study computer science? Which stereotypical and sexist views underlie the formulation ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ disciplines? In their usual humorous manner, hannsjana reprogram a Zoom meeting into a late-night show. The performers calculate the course of the evening with a curve sketching, bring the smallest particles in physical models to collision and let earthworm and amoeba discuss biological peculiarities. In a 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 creating performances and audio walks as the artist collective HANNSJANA. In their artistic work, they challenge existing assumptions and engage with places and spaces in a humorous, poetic, musical and scientific way 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. At the SOPHIENSÆLE they most recently showed their audio walk Anstattführung.
CONCEPT, PERFORMANCE Alice Escher, Laura Besch, Jule Gorke, Lotte Schüßler, Bärbel Schwarz, Katharina Siemann, Marie Weich STAGE Àngela Ribera LIGHT DESIGN Erik Pade
A production by hannsjana, in co-production with Freischwimmen and SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Capital Cultural Fund and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the kind support of the Paul Scherrer Institute. The premiere took place in the context of the festival Freischwimmer*innen. The Future is F*e*m*a*l*e*, supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe / open funding for city-relevant festivals and by the Capital Cultural Fund. The revival is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung