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(Post)Digital Communities of the Independent Scene

BREAKDOWN: Programme series of the media and performance group OutOfTheBox on artistic creation at the interface of theatre and digitality

For many years, independent groups and artists in the performing arts have been acquiring (post)digital skills and integrating them into their artistic practice. The use of digital technologies and (post)digital ways of staging has significantly changed the way those theatre formats are developed and received. The different artistic approaches and working methods are as diverse as the independent scene itself.

Image: Ricardo Gehn

The BREAKDOWN programme series makes it possible to deepen the transfer of such ways of working and to strengthen the visibility and networking of artists among themselves. The format is aimed at interdisciplinary artists from the independent scene who intensively deal with (post)digital practices such as creative coding, software development, interaction design, physical computing, XR design and game design in their artistic work.

Under the programme leadership of the media and performance group OutOfTheBox, practice-oriented network meetings invite participants to share needs, challenges and ideas for work at the interface of theatre and digitality and to participate in the development of new communities of the independent (post)digital scene.

Network meetings:
1 September 2022 at 17:00, Schaubude Berlin
15 September 2022 at 17:00, online
6 October 2022 at 17:00, Figurentheater-Kolleg Bochum
25 October 20200 at 17:00, online

Network conference:
3-5 Novemver 2022, in the frame of the international Schaubude festival Theater der Dinge


Friends of the Schaubude Berlin

Programme management
OutOfTheBox (Susanne Schuster, Ricardo Gehn)

Project management
Christine Elbel

Co-production with
Schaubude Berlin

Network meeting in cooperation with
Figurentheater-Kolleg Bochum, KulturBDigital of the Technology Foundation Berlin, Laboratory for Digitality at the HfS Ernst Busch, LICHTHOF Theatre Hamburg, LOT Theatre Braunschweig, Pathos Theatre Munich, Performing Arts Programme Berlin, Theaterhaus Hildesheim, Schaubude Berlin, WUK performing arts Vienna

Sponsored by
Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR

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