Akademie, Digital, Opening Night

Stream: Showcase of the seventh Fellowship on Nachtkritik Plus

Participants of the 7th Fellowship of the Academy for Theater and Digitality present themselves and their projects.

Josefina Maro performing Fase De Cicatrización. (c) Florian Dürkopp

On Wednesday, March 15th at 7:30 PM (CET) participants of the seventh Fellowship at the Academy for Theater and Digitality will present their artistic research in an exclusive video stream. Fabian Raith, Stella Lennert, Jakob Lorenz, Josefina Maro and Salvador Marino worked for five months on their project ideas in Dortmund before presenting them to the public at the seventh Open Lab at the Academy for Theater and Digitality in January of this year.

The results are theater classics as an interactive VR experience, a radio play in a hybrid space and a dance performance between man and machine. Watch the stream HERE.

Palimpsest - ALL IS TRUE

Orpheus in the Underworld, The Visit, Waiting for Godot: experience these theatrical classics unleashed from theatrical text and physical embodiment.

Sound artist Jakob Lorenz and set and costume designer Stella Lennert develop VR projects that explore new forms of narration, with an anti-Anthropocene spirit. In Palimpsest – ALL IS TRUE, classic texts are staged as a subtext within the reactive virtual environment, and space and sound become the main characters – allowing new conclusions to be drawn about these characters’ actions, motivations and relationships. Palimpsest – ALL IS TRUE leads you into a parallel world far away from space and time, the laws of physics and traditional theatre.

Narrative AR Spaces/ A Bug That Eats Memories

A Bug That Eats Memories: When several server farms are infested by the annamox beetle, the data from the Terra Cloud is irretrievably lost - including all of Mika's late mother's videos. Suddenly, Mika can’t remember exactly what her voice sounded like.

Media artist Fabian Raith invites you to an interactive audio play experience. A Bug That Eats Memories questions the digital preservation of familiar data. Fading memories combined with real objects create a hybrid performative space that is both physical and virtual, between the digital and the real. Depending on the audience’s actions, and their personal curiosity, the narrative offers a wholly individual experience.

Fase de Cicatrización (Wound Healing Phase)

How much autonomy do we have over our bodies? Where do we draw the line between natural and artificial, organic and inorganic, or body and space? And what might a post-organic body look like? 

The duo Post-Organic Bauplan, performance artist Josefina Maro and artist and evolutionary biologist Salvador Marino, question the social constructs of the body: in biology the body is modifiable, in society it is manifest. Fase de Cicatrización is a live dance performance using motion capturing for digital avatars and robotic prosthetics, representing corporeality of different entities: the digital body, the robotic body and the biological body.

This is the third time the Fellowship Showcase has taken place - a collaboration between the Academy for Theater and Digitality and the Knowledge platform at