Theatricality and Body in the Digital Sphere
About This Talk
The Lecture Performance “Es ist zu spät” by internil (Arne Vogelgesang and Marina Dessau) looks at the climate catastrophe and the contradiction between apocalypticism and every day routine. With reference to this piece, Arne Vogelgesang and Thomas Oberender will talk about the shift of theatre stages to the internet and the resulting changes in relationships and economies of audiences. What kind of game is the performer’s body caught up in online on a level of economics? What is the connection between the increasing monetarisation of all aspects of life and the younger generation’s awareness that they have been born into a global catastrophe caused by their parents? What does this mean for contemporary forms of theatre and concepts of the “character”?