The Automatic Theatre – A Performance


June 5th, 2010
.HBC Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 9 10178 Berlin

The Automatic Theatre was a temporary collective of artists, who jointly developed a one off evening of performance at .HBC. The performance was a collage of single contributions as well as collaborations between the participating artists. All parts were structured to a continuation of scenes. They remained autonomous in content and style, such as narration, costumes, stage design and music.

The concept for the show was inspired by strategies such as "L'écriture automatique" (DADA / Surrealism), which aim at replacing fictive storytelling by following immediate ideas. It is believed to achieve high authenticity, with the side effect of high absurdity.

The Automatic Theatre – A Performance was the second collective performance of it’s kind. It followed Fever of Unknown Origin. An incorrigible Opera, staged at Basso Berlin in July 2009. Both projects were initiatives of the artist Lisa Jugert.

with Elly Clarke, Katie Conxita, Raul De Nieves, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, Justine Electra, Linda Franke, Tina Franke, Michele Gatta, Kathleen Herold, Beatrice Jugert, Lisa Jugert, Yana K.M, Katja Kollowa, Caroline Meyer-Picard, Anna Mields, Maximilian Moll

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top left: Anna Mields Utopia Konferenz
top right: Linda Franke Magnetic Buffet
below: Beatrice Jugert Guntram Saga
image above: Lisa Jugert and Raul DeNieves