Lecture Presentation: Über Esel spekulieren

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Datum der Aufzeichnung: 28.03.2014

Ort: TQW / Studios

Im Rahmen von: SCORES No8: Lures of Speculation



The lecture analyses the relationship between contingency and speculation in the artistic work with animals, an area in which the choreographer David Weber-Krebs and the dramaturge Maximilian Haas have been active since 2011 with their performance series Balthazar. Balthazar is an artisticscientific project that explores our cultural relationship with animals by using the methods of the theatre. It confronts an animal – the live donkey Balthazar – and a group of human performers on the stage. Inasmuch as an animal actor on stage essentially behaves differently than one expects it to, the production and reception of such a performance demands a high degree of speculation regarding the reaction, intention and consciousness of such an unequal and unpredictable partner.


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