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CRASH!BOOM!BAU!





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“Scenography Now!” presents the contemporary scenography festival: Crash! Boom! Bau!

.Jan Hendrik Brueggemeier curated together with Janek Mueller the Crash! Boom! Bau! Festival from May 1st – 17th 2009 at Theaterhaus Jena.

During the course of the festival we showcased 101 artists in a diverse range of formats from theatre productions, installations in public space, interactive games, panel discussions and music performance (see the programme – project website offline).

Check out the video showcase of 7 selected festival productions.

New! New! New! Crash! Boom! Bau!
At the Bauhaus, »New« was the word of the hour. One wanted to change the world to the better, with all perfection: new cities, new tea pots, new man, and certainly also: a new theatre!

The stage workshop at the Bauhaus was an unique laboratory of the performative. With great complexity, Bauhaus-master László Moholy-Nagy described, what it was all about: »The sensible demand for today is: a true organization of form and motion that is deemed equally important and on the same plane with the acoustic and optic (electric) phenomena we can currently produce, not one abusing motion as a medium for literary and emotional events.«

Quite complicated, but: new!

One experimented with space, with apparatuses, with machines, and mechanisms. Walter Gropius: »Every art wants to shape space!« Oskar Schlemmer presented a »Figural Cabinet«, Kurt Schmidt a »Mechanic Ballet«, and Moholy-Nagy a »Light-Space-Modulator« – for the first time in 1923 as a »Mechanic Cabaret« at the theatre in Jena.

The Crash! Boom! Bau! Festival celebrates 90 years of the Bauhaus with a new and up-to-date theatre, guest performances and own productions, with artistic installations and workshops. All projects focus on the a special way of dealing with space, with the stage, with the relation between action and perception, and with interdisciplinary approaches between stage design, media art, and architecture. The festival as a laboratory!

And: we expand! In collaboration with the Architectural Association London, a temporary structure is created on the public square in front of the theatre building – a new place for play and encounter, to expand our theater. This addendum calls: come on in, here is something new!

New! New! New! Crash! Boom! Bau!

The festival Crash!Boom!Bau! is funded in context of the project “Scenography Now!” by the German Cultural Foundation and in the context of the project “bauhaus lab” by the EU culture program.


For more information please on the festival and the participating artists and programming follow this link (official project website offline).

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THE CIRCLE IS RED



An interactive installation composed of light, words and sound based on the diaries and private letters of Oskar Schlemmer

On stage Oskar Schlemmer brought the painting in motion. His costume designs and space compositions taught the abstract form language of painting to jump and run. With the Bauhaus artist Oskar Schlemmer the theatre found connection with the artistic avantgarde of that time. The diarist Schlemmer is a witty and seismographic observer of a nervous epoch between the world wars aside from propaganda and party lines. He reveals his uncertainess, his doubts as modern protagonist at the breaking point of tradition and innovation.

The Circle is red is an interactive light and sound installation. The project was conceived and dramaturgically supervised by Jan Hendrik Brüggemeier. The listening environment by Ulrike Haage is based on the letters and diaries of Oskar Schlemmer. The Circle is red was produced for the Crash!Boom!Bau! Festival at the Nalepa Studios in Berlin.  In this radio play the actors Leslie Malton and Gerd Wameling perform as the speaking voices. The light designer Mattjakob dal Pozzo created a versatile spatial light zone, with which he will interact with live during the performance. (“The Circle is red”, quote: Oskar Schlemmer, diary Octobre 1923)

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