Our Hands Against Us! A Learning Play – Happening
19.00 Friday 28. October – Dansehallerne – Lille Scene
In Karl Marx’ vision of a communist society, society itself regulates general production. Thus it is possible to do one thing today and another tomorrow, to hunt in the morning, to fish in the afternoon, to rear cattle in the evening, to criticize after dinner, just as we have a mind – without ever becoming hunter, fisherman, herdsman or critic professionally. How does this utopia of do-it-yourself look today? Do-it-yourself can function as relieving dilettantism as well as self-exploiting professionalization. What does the role of artists and art play here? Looking into these questions, Our Hands against Us! opens up a space that plays with the historically developed theatre dispositive and leaves theaudience alone with a few cardboard moving boxes. This way Our Hands against Us! attempts an outline of our situation
WORKS AT WORK SAYS:
With Bertolt Brecht’s Fatzer-fragments as template, ScriptedReality suggests a playful game on how to become and remain within a community. The delegation of work to the audience is an unabashed provocation from the students & alumnaes from Giessen: we propose that you do the labor, yes, but also that you take the decisions and find the solutions.
ScriptedReality is an open collective. It searches for strategies to remain true to the promises of art, by approaching art with skepticism. Working slowly and trying to soften the borders of the performance scene, it redesignates formats and media and generates theory. The group is interested in bad acting and in learning-plays, in plans and situations and relations of production. Coming from different backgrounds the group met at the Institute of Applied Theatre Sciences in Gießen.
by: Ruth Schmidt/Bettina Földesi/Jacob Bussmann/Tilman Aumüller (ScriptedReality) and with the audience. Developed in coproduction with Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, supported by Kulturstiftung NRW and Hessische Theaterakademie.