Performances of ‘The Theater’ in 2016: 10.01.2016, 24.01.2016, 07.02.2016, 21.02.2016, 06.03.2016, 20.03.2016, 10.04.2016, 24.04.2016, 08.05.2016, 22.05.2016, 05.06.2016, 19.06.2016
‘The Institution’ is a temporary working context and a theatrical institution. The latter was first shown in 2013 in an eleven-day durational performance. Every day during the opening hours visitors were guided through the growing installation in individual theater performances; they celebrated with local and global neighborhoods; they followed tracks of the fictional institution in an archive, or they themselves helped write its temporary history. For eleven days, ‘The Institution’ was exhibition, but also theater, laboratory, living and working space, including a guest room, a large table to eat, work and get together, an indoor garden, and an archive. ‘The Institution’ reflects the conditions of artistic production, discusses different practices of institutionalization as well as possibilities to settle, to live and to work together in the world that surrounds us. ‘The Institution’ is only the second part of a more complex artistic design: Under the label of ‘The Institution’, ‘The Performance’ (most recently at the Impulse Theater Festival 2015) and ‘The Audience’ have been shown in several cities. ‘The Theater’ (opening with ‘The Village Festival’ on October 24/25, 2015) is on view in Michelbach an der Lücke every other Sunday throughout the theater season 2015/16. ‘The Opening’ is planned for 2016/17. The separate stages have their textual foundation in ‘The Play’ (2012), the award-winning first part of the series.
Out Now: ‘Vorgestellte Institutionen / Performing Institutions‘,