Pop Quiz (Hendrik Quast und Maika Knoblich)
After the beginning of the festival, the POP QUIZ will be held on four different nights. In the high schools of this world, a pop quiz is an unannounced test where the students spontaneously answer the questions the teachers ask them without any preparation.
In the festival center, the quiz transforms into a game: each night, at least one special guest is invited to bring the questions, which are more like categories: “Who saw someone over 60 on stage today?” Or: “How many people have seen performances that sequins played a role in?” The microphone is ready as soon as the question is asked. Visitors to the festival can take the mic and share their experiences with the audience, as an audience and bring together the events that have taken place all over the city.
This results in a collective, contradictory image of the festival and together, these POP QUIZ panoramas constitute the Galerie der Überfulle, or Gallery of Abundance.
In addition to the quiz questions and answers, a delicious midnight soup will also be offered each night in the small PAF café.
Special Guests: Hendrik Quast & Maika Knoblich
Alte Münze: Festivalzentrum, Molkenmarkt 2, Mitte, 10179 Berlin
For all participants and guests of the Berlin Performing Arts Festival.
Part of the ancillary program conceived and developed by the Performing Arts Festival team.
Hendrik Quast and Maika Knoblich create happenings and actions as a duo whose dramaturgy brings together spatial situations, everyday expertise and the real time of the performance. They work regular at numerous venues, including Sophiensæle Berlin, Künsterlhaus Mousonturm and FFT Düsseldorf.
Alte Münze in Mitte has been the home of Berlin’s mint since the 1930s. Here, Reichmarks were printed by the National Socialists, then East German marks, followed by Deutschmarks and euros after German Reunification and the introduction of the euro until the mint was moved to Reinickendorf in 2005.
The premises are currently managed by Spreewerkstätten. Since 2013, they have successively developed various areas in Alte Münze and made them usable. Culture makers, music producers, artists working in all genres as well as art and music festival presenters and social startups realize a wide variety of projects in Alte Münze today in the culture and creative economy sectors and program the event areas.
The future of Alte Münze is currently the topic of active debate by Berlin’s cultural policy makers. In light of this, PAF is even more excited to be able to be a guest here. It allows this much-discussed location in the middle of the city to be temporarily experienced together by audience members and artists.