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In addition to the stage programme, Schaubude Berlin curates exhibitions in the foyer and in the display windows of the theatre. The artistic and topical themes change two to four times a year and spice up the surrounding urban space in their own way. An open invitation to experience art – for our audience, for all passers-by, and for the neighbourhood.

NOTHING BIT NOW by Krištof Kintera / Foto: Schaubude Berlin
WIR MÜSSEN REDEN - ZUR WAHL / Foto: Schaubude Berlin
ES WIRD EINMAL GEWESEN SEIN, Staatliche Ballett- und Artistikschule Berlin - August 2021
HEART - THAT I MAY NEVER FAIL TO TELL YOU, Li Kemme, Januar - Juli 2021
WEAK TRANSMISSION, Tim Spooner, November 2020 - Januar 2021
MIND THE GAP! von Gonzalo Barahona, März-Oktober 2020
WALK AMONG, Lautaro Bianchi, Herbst 2019
Stillrebell!ion by Larissa Jenne, Salomé Klein and Alexander Hector, winter 2017

Window installation by Krištof Kintera (Czech Republic)
from October 2021 until January 2022

A collection of drawings, material collages by the artist Krištof Kintera occupy the two large windows of the theatre for a while. Kintera's works are activist, anarchic positions on questions of our time.

An exhibition in the frame of the international festival Theater der Dinge 2021

Participatory window installation
Joint project of Schaubude Berlin and Anna Kpok, Bochum/Berlin - September 2021

The federal election is coming up: Do you have a choice? Who actually votes? We have questions.

Schaubude Berlin and the performance collective Anna Kpok have developed a participatory installation for the theatre's show windows and the urban space. Full of questions about participation, power and secret decisions. Because "We have to talk - to the election."


Hyperlapse video of the question "How do to start a conversation?" being installed in the shop windows of Schaubude Berlin

Submitting answers or further questions is possible via a) the analogue letterbox at the entrance of the theatre, b) We have to talk about the election - Anna Kpok calls you or c) by sending a photo of your handwritten reaction via WhatsApp or Wetransfer to 0151 7278 0785!

Shop window of the Schaubude showing the question: In which language do you vote? In which language do you dream?
Two staff members of the Schaubude attaching a flag on the roof of the theatre that says #WirMüssenRedenZurWahl (We have to talk about the election)

A project within the framework of "New Communities", funded by the programme "Digital Developments in the Cultural Sector" of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

State Ballet and Artistic School Berlin
Objects and videos from the art and theatre class
August 2021

A group of five people stand on stage in white protective suits to which various self-made elements are attached. The look of the costumes is futuristic.
Photo: State Ballet and Artistic School Berlin
"By 2030, researchers will have figured out how to integrate masks as a body part through surgery ... By 2045, we will have completely digitised relationships ... By 2079, we will have fallen off the edge of the earth."

Just a phase or a transformation: what is happening to us? And how will we look back on this time at some point? An experiment with the uncanny, the fantastic and the comic behind the mask and between the distances.

Students of the art and theatre class of the Staatliche Ballett- und Artistikschule Berlin take a look back from a future that continues to spin our present.

Li Kemme, Stuttgart
January-July, 2021

Hearts are organic reaction spaces surrounded by hollow muscle. Permeably rooted monuments within us. They embrace and are embraced. For hearts are the experience of repeatedly rebelling and letting go. HEART is an installation with a 25-fold enlargement of a heart made of 14 kilos of truck tarpaulin, which periodically rises and falls, permanently/not permanently, pumping and absorbing, being-in-the-world, inviting us to look and pause.

Li Kemme is a freelance artist in the field of puppet theatre and also in performance, construction and music.

Tim Spooner, Great Britain
Opening in the frame of Theater der Dinge 2020: Artificial Bodies (November 3-10, 2020)

A species of fragile bodies lives out its existence. These animals gesture, try, fail and change. 

By: Tim Spooner
Animations: Matthew Robins
Co-production with: Westflügel Leipzig

A video of and an audio comment on the exhibition can be found at

A Space-Time Installation of Chaotic Algorithms

Gonzalo Barahona, Chile/Berlin

March—October 2020

The exhibition shows a sequence of hand-made 3D models that simulate time and movement. Six flies draw an imaginary timeline in the room: the impression of a single fly that moves from one window to the next and even makes a quantum leap through the wall. Mind the gap! Only the spatial distance between the sculptures gives the impression of movement and time.

Making-of video

Inspired by 3D models, the artist used his own nervous system to translate the polygon-based geometry of digital objects into arbitrary shapes. The six flies in the sequence consist of 3D filaments and voids forming a complex network consisting of lines and nodes (the most efficient number of lines per node is 3-4)*. The way they spread and connect individually cannot be controlled since the material itself decides depending on the temperature, hand movement, and weight. Despite the local differences in structure, the resulting main forms resemble the same fly with the same anatomical, morphological properties. The flies are actually more empty space than solid material. Paradoxically, the gaps are a more essential »construction material« than the material itself.

The process of creating the sculptures is based on the principle of emergent phenomena - complex, self-organized geometries that can be found everywhere in nature, from slime mould to the structure of dark matter in the universe: an unplanned network without a centre, without a hierarchy and without an author.

* hese lines and nodes follow the same simple rules, which are spreading and joining together again, and the nodes should not gather more than 4 lines at the same point.

Lautaro Bianchi, Argentina
September 2019—January 2020

Lautaro Bianchi's pictures show tunnels. Introspective states. Distorted outlines that move on the water and end up in a frame that resembles an eyeball with flickering irises. A reflection as a "space-time input".

"I photographically capture this fantasy image, this fear of transcendence or the difficult."

Interview with Lautaro Bianchi and a review of WALK AMONG at our Schaubude blog

Larissa Jenne, Salomé Klein, Alexander Hector
October—December, 2017

The exhibition displayed photographies, videos and objects related to the Schaubude reasearch residency 2017 »das REBELL_boy«.

Blog of the residency team, and teaser:

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