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    2401 Objects – Analogue

    During PAZZ 2008, ANALOGUE had a success with their associative production Mile End. From there, an artistic friendship grew and found expression in 2011 with the co-production 2401 Objects, which can now be seen once more. It is about the medically fascinating case of Henry Molaison who underwent an experimental brain operation, fell into amnesia [...]

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    Foot Washing for the Sole – Adrian Howells

    no one rivals Adrian Howells in his desire to dissolve boundaries between the audience and the artist. In his radically distance-free works, he meets those who dare to let themselves go in a highly intimate way. Howell’s current performance revives a century-old tradition and spiritual ritual that has been lost in our secularized world: he [...]

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    The Children’s Choice Awards – Mammalian Diving Reflex

    The red carpet will be rolled out and the decisions are as significant as they are subjective: so everything is just like in real life when adolescents judge adult productions during the PAZZ and award prizes to different categories. The Children’s Jury will become an integral part of the festival and its structure. Who will [...]

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    The Best Sex I’ve Ever Had – Mammalian Diving Reflex

    Many do it but hardly anyone talks about it: The Best Sex I‘ve Ever Had deals with sexuality in old age. MAMMALIAN DIVING REFLEX interviewed people past 65 for their performance in Toronto and during PAZZ 2010. The central question is: What was the best sex of your life? The Best Sex I’ve Ever Had [...]

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    Etiquette – Rotozaza: Ant Hampton & Silvia Mercuriali

    Two people sit opposite each other in the middle of the festival hubbub and talk. In this apparently normal, everyday situation, there is an odd arrangement to the conversation: both are wearing headphones that dictate what they have to say. Talking to someone without being able to plan your own sentences, and not having the [...]

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    The Quiet Volume – Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells

    Libraries anywhere in the world have a particular tension. This comes from the atmosphere of quietness and concentration, and the very individual way each visitor is engrossed in his or her book. TIM ETCHELLS AND ANT HAMPTON developed The Quiet Volume as a whispered, selfgenerated performance in the reading room of a library conceived for [...]

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    Elsewhere, Offshore – part 1 • Cue China – Ant Hampton

    Cue China is ANT HAMPTON’S most complex experiment to date. His investigations of language and identity go further than in his previous pieces: Am I speaking? Or is it the Chinese migrant labourer’s story that we’ve just heard? Am I really looking at the face of the person I am talking to? In PAZZ 2012, ANT [...]

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    My Place, Your Home – Priscilla Robinson

    TRANZZFER – CONTAINERCONTEST An international competition for cross-border performative projects.Curator: Erik Altorfer From 60 entries, PAZZ 2012 has chosen three unusual actions and installations for the ContainterCity on the festival theme of TRANZZFER: opportunities for extraordinary encounters between spectators and artists.   PRISCILLA ROBINSON – Ireland MY PLACE, YOUR HOME. (Help me make it happen!) [...]

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    coffee & prejudice – mercimax

    TRANZZFER – CONTAINERCONTEST An international competition for cross-border performative projects. Curator: Erik Altorfer From 60 entries, PAZZ 2012 has chosen three unusual actions and installations for the ContainterCity on the festival theme of TRANZZFER: opportunities for extraordinary encounters between spectators and artists.   MERCIMAX – Switzerland COFFEE & PREJUDICE Which stories about past misdemeanours do [...]

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    Blind Lunch – Katia Giuliani

    TRANZZFER – CONTAINERCONTEST An international competition for cross-border performative projects. Curator: Erik Altorfer From 60 entries, PAZZ 2012 has chosen three unusual actions and installations for the ContainterCity on the festival theme of TRANZZFER: opportunities for extraordinary encounters between spectators and artists.   KATJA GIULIANI – Italy BLIND LUNCH Psychologists maintain that encountering darkness is [...]

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    Call Me: When You Get There – Metro Boulot Dodo

    The life of every cell phone begins packaged in a container; the phone memory is empty, it has no contacts, no messages. As soon as you, the owner, turn it on, it starts to store your memories: your ring tone, screen saver, address book and your photographs. Your telephone slowly becomes a mirror of your [...]

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    Ten Journeys to a Place Where Nothing Happens – Juha Valkeapää & Taito Hoffrén

    The musicians, language and performance artists JUHA VALKEAPÄÄ AND TAITO HOFFRÉN deserve a bow as doyens of performance theatre. In Ten Journeys to a Place Where Nothing Happens, the duo serves the public with Finnish pancakes in a ContainerCity tent. It is a wonderful place of leisureliness at the centre of the festival’s hustle and [...]

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    A Machine To See With – Blast Theory

    BLAST THEORY transform public space into theatre space and the viewer into an actor: the spectator’s cell phone rings and a voice guides him to an agreed rendezvous. Once there, his phone rings again and new instructions are given that take him through town. He becomes the lead actor in a heist movie. As he hides [...]

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    Caravan of Love – Fräulein Wunder AG

    The mobile employment agency for love service The FRÄULEIN WUNDER AG  delivers whatever feels good. They will drive through Oldenburg during the festival in their Caravan of Love, substituting paid work with artistic ‘love’ services in the neoliberal disguise of a mobile employment agency. Then, using great charm and creativity, they will do everything they [...]

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    White Rabbit / Red Rabbit – Nassim Soleimanpour

    As a conscientious objector, the 28-year-old NASSIM SOLEIMANPOUR doesn’t qualify for a passport and therefore cannot leave his home country of Iran. In his production, however, he turns the situation to his advantage. Along the lines of no known theatre convention, actors read his script unrehearsed, complete with stage directions and audience participation. The result [...]

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    Container talks

    The container talks open up a space for discussions that are both aesthetic and substantial. The aim is a public debate on the festival productions, embedded in a discussion on themes concerning contemporary theatre. Artists, festival organisers, dramaturges and journalists will be able to come together for this professional exchange. Each discussion will start with [...]

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    Aus der Mitte der Gesellschaft – Marc Becker

    A spoken concert In a brilliant ›spoken concert‹, four people take stock of a society that is increasingly divided into poor and rich, with the middle class shrinking at the centre. No one believes in utopia any more; everyone knows that seismic economic and ecological changes are going to take place. Fear is palpable. A [...]

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    untried untested – Kate McIntosh

    In a playful experiment of bodies and objects, the stage itself is the centre of attention in what seems to be a derelict landscape and installation, permanently transformed by the four performers’ constant dismantling and rearranging. With sometimes common and at other times unusual materials, they put themselves in unexpected, comic and occasionally downright dangerous [...]

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    Der (kommende) Aufstand nach Friedrich Schiller – andcompany&Co.

    Pieces by the performance collective ANDCOMPANY&CO. oscillate between theatre and theory, politics and practice. The co-production Der (kommende) Aufstand nach Friedrich Schiller was premiered in the Exerzierhalle a few weeks ago: Shortly before the French Revolution, Schiller celebrated the Eighty Year War, or Dutch War of Independence from the Spanish that signified for him the [...]

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    Ringside – Mem Morrison Company

    MEM MORRISON’s Ringside draws the lifetime of remembered Turkish Cypriot family weddings. The fascination of his art lies in his intensive search for forms in which to express himself, and in the strength of the images he finds – direct, authentic and at the same time artistically transformed.Using the celebration and rituals of remembered wedding [...]

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UTOPIAN IN RESIDENCE – PAZZ – REALITY RESEARCH CENTER BLOG

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LAST REMARKS FROM THE FIELD Reading the City, Writing the City The city suggests itself as a book, to be read. Its things are presented as correct meanings – street is a street: a thing for advancing, to be used to get into other places. Shop is a shop: it questions whether I need anything, [...]

UTOPIAN IN RESIDENCE – PAZZ – REALITY RESEARCH CENTER BLOG

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WALKING / BIKING THE CITY The city of Oldenburg – as well as many other cities – is made out of two things: walking together and sitting around a fire. Long ago when there was no spoken language nor words we met each other in places that would today be called Coffee Houses, Bierstuben or [...]

(Deutsch) Weißes Kaninchen, Rotes Kaninchen (Oldenburger Lokalteil)

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UTOPIAN IN RESIDENCE – PAZZ – REALITY RESEARCH CENTER BLOG

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CONVENTIONAL CITY The city of Oldenburg – like all the cities I have heard about – is a utopia covered with a layer of conventional behavior. This hides the utopic potential of the city, making it invisible. However, this was not the case in the early days when time was young. In that past there [...]

(Deutsch) Gelebte Langeweile (Oldenburger Lokalteil)

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(Deutsch) Neues Video vom Oldenburger Lokalteil

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