ENJOY COMPLEXITY – Conference on digitality and theatre

Friday, February 23rd – Sunday, February 25th, 2018
at various locations in Dortmund (former primary school at Kleyer Weg 90 / Schauspielhaus Dortmund, Hiltropwall 15 / Dortmunder U, Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse)
Organizer: Office medienwerk.nrw, Schauspiel Dortmund, Academy for Digitality and Theatre, Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV)

We were very pleased to accompany the initiative of our network partner, the Schauspiel Dortmund, regarding the foundation of an “Academy for Digitality and Theatre“.

At the start of these activities, a “Conference on Digitality and Theatre” was held on February 23rd – 25th, 2018 under the title “ENJOY COMPLEXITY“.

On three days there were performances, exhibitions and workshops at the location of the newly founded academy in Dortmund.

Schedule:

Opening evening | Friday, February 23rd, 2018

5:00 p.m: Exhibition and Lounge open

7:00 p.m.: Official opening of the conference by the Minister of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia, Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen

Afterwards: Keynote by Marc Grandmontagne, Managing Director of the German Stage Association.

Afterwards: interactive dance performance CORPUS (PYGMALIO) by Chris Ziegler

Workshop day | Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Morning: Self presentation of ten selected (international) projects and institutions working in the field between theatre and digitality.

Afternoon: Workshops and lectures, including on the following topics: Virtual Reality and Bertolt Brecht’s radio theory, Art and Theatre on the Net, Between Machine Learning, Nanotechnology and Body Enhancement, Montage techniques and complex narration between film and theatre, Digital movement architecture on stage through the use of generic technologies, Coding and movement, Augmented Reality and theatre, The media department of the future at theatre, Virtual Space, Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things

4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Panel discussion: The theatre of the future

With: Hubert Eckart and Wesko Rohde (Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft, DTHG), Kay Voges (director of the Schauspiel Dortmund) + N.N.(media artists). Moderation: Anne Schulz

The panel discussion was a cooperation with the office medienwerk.nrw.

Evening: 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane (Director: Kay Voges)

At night: concert by Moritz Simon Geist / Sonic Robots.

Final day | Sunday, February 25th, 2018

10:30 a.m: Workshops

Followed by: large, concluding panel discussion.

The panel discussion was a cooperation with the office medienwerk.nrw.

2:30 p.m.: Guided tour through the exhibition “Afro-Tech and the Future of Re-Invention” at the Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) in Dortmund U with Inke Arns (artistic director of HMKV) and Fabian Saavedra-Lara (director of office medienwerk.nrw).

6:30 a.m.: Flammende Köpfe (Director: Arne Vogelgesang) in the studio of the Schauspielhaus Dortmund.

Location: former primary school at Kleyer Weg 90, Dortmund

The office of medienwerk.nrw is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of NRW. Office hosted by: Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund