DÆC is an extensive performance tackling the greatest societal change of the past fifty years: digitization. One part, The AE, analyses the past and the consequences of technological changes and our understanding of the world and human identity via a video narrative. The other part, DOC, focuses on the present: the infrastructure of the Internet and big data form the central point of interest.
Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, Prenzlauer Berg, 10437 Berlin
Performance: Max Gadow, Romina Küper, Antje Prust, Alina Weber
Voice: Virginia Hartmann
Direction, Concept: Janne Nora Kummer
Dramaturgy: Fee Römer, Sven Björn, Popp
Text: Sven Björn Popp, Janne Nora Kummer, Fee Römer
Stage: Angela Ribera
Costume: Jose Marx
Sound, Composition: Johannes Aue
Video: Adrian Ganea
Direction Assistant, Production: Ninja Schmidt
Stage design assistant: Chika Takabayashi
DOC Team: Max Gadow, Adrian Ganea, Christopher Heisler, Hannah Müller, Sven Björn Popp
Production: Lea Connert
The AE is a production by virtuellestheater | Berlin in cooperation with the Hochschule für Schauspielkunst „Ernst Busch“ and the Ballhaus Ost DOC. Co-priduction Treibstoff Basel, Ballhaus Ost
virtuellestheater was founded in 2015 by seven artists living and working in Hamburg and Berlin. virtuellestheater is not a group name, but the designation of a certain approach to (performative) art. virtuellestheater creates space for subversive criticism of the present time and cultural agility, opposing the neoliberal imperative of world building. For our artistic research, we always use non-linear narrative forms, digital media and new technology. The results are performance installations, striving for a good life and a better future.
Ballhaus Ost is a production space for independent theater, performance and dance. Located in the former celebration and assembly hall of a Berlin Free Church Community and built in 1907, Ballhaus Ost cooperates with groups and artists from all fields of the performing arts, including well-established groups and artists as well as newcomers and emerging members of the independent performing arts community. As an experimental stage for various forms of contemporary theater, Ballhaus Ost invites its audience to experience and discover new ways of artistic debates with today's reality of life. During the German Democratic Republic (GDR), before the venue was used as a theater, the ballroom was used as the Casion des Handwerks and became a pool hall and nightclub after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Ballhaus Ost was founded by the directors Uwe-Moritz Eichler, Philipp Reuter and the performer Anne Tismer in 2006. Daniel Schrader and Tina Pfurr have been the artistic directors since 2011.