VIRTUAL WOMBS

Anna Fries Virtual WombsAnna Fries Virtual Wombs
 “We need to learn to think of the anomalous, the monstrously different not as a sign of pejoration but as the unfolding of virtual possibilities that point to positive alternatives for us all… the human is now displaced in the direction of a glittering range of post-human variables.” – Rosi Braidotti
“Virtual Wombs” brings virtual reality into the theater space and plays with speculative states. The work deals with mutation and transformation and with the potentials of ‘worldbuilding’, the creation of digital, reality-expanding worlds. Visitors are taken on a tender journey into the womb of the pregnant post-human by physical and virtual performers:inside. “Virtual Wombs” is a hybrid of a spatial sound environment, a light installation, and a VR trip into which visitors small groups are invited.

Drawing on their own experiences of pregnancy and inspired by the philosopher Rosi Braidotti, Anna Fries and Malu Peeters address the construct of the pregnant post-human. This one does not understand gender as binary and nature and technology as opposites. His pregnancy is technology. His body is fiction and reality, is animation and image. It is an ultimate, intimate experience of plurality, of possibility, and of change. It is an attempt to think being and becoming differently.

The artists are connected by a long-standing collaboration in the context of the performance collective Henrike Iglesias and the game theater collective machina eX. The two are passionate about virtual possibilities, immersive experiments, and taking audiences to unfamiliar places while creating safe and tender spaces.

 

 

Language: German/ English

 

A production by Hairygaze in co-production with Kaserne Basel and HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds and the Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater Basel-Stadt/Basel-Landschaft.

With many thanks to the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.

 

SHOWS
TEAM
BOOKING
Kaserne Basel

Thursday, 16. September 2021, 18:00 Premiere

Thursday, 16. September 2021, 21:00

Friday, 17. September 2021, 18:00

Friday, 17. September 2021, 21:00

Saturday, 18. September 2021, 15:30

Saturday, 18. September 2021, 19:00

Saturday, 18. September 2021, 22:00

HAU Hebbel am Ufer

Wednesday, 29. September 2021, 19:00 Premiere

Wednesday, 29. September 2021, 20:00

Thursday, 30. September 2021, 19:00

Thursday, 30. September 2021, 20:00

Friday, 1. October 2021, 19:00

Friday, 1. October 2021, 20:00

Saturday, 2. October 2021, 19:00

Saturday, 2. October 2021, 20:00

Monday, 4. October 2021, 19:00

Monday, 4. October 2021, 20:00

Tuesday, 5. October 2021, 19:00

Tuesday, 5. October 2021, 20:00

Anna Fries

Malu Peeters

Ambrus Ivanyos

Ikenna Nwaogu

Brandy Butler, Anna Fries, Olivia Hyunsin Kim, Ncube als Bibi, Fercha Pombo, Kübra Uzun, Wheelymum

Eva G. Alonso

Tra My Nguyen

Anne-Kristin Winzer

Kemal Yjlmaz

Lisa Kaschubat, Manuel Tozzi

Danielle Williams

Oriana Fasciati

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Sina Kießling

produktionsDOCK

Franziska Schmidt

franziska@produktionsdock.ch

Charlotte Holstein

charlotte@produktionsdock.ch

SHOWS

Kaserne Basel

Thursday, 16. September 2021, 18:00 Premiere

Thursday, 16. September 2021, 21:00

Friday, 17. September 2021, 18:00

Friday, 17. September 2021, 21:00

Saturday, 18. September 2021, 15:30

Saturday, 18. September 2021, 19:00

Saturday, 18. September 2021, 22:00

HAU Hebbel am Ufer

Wednesday, 29. September 2021, 19:00 Premiere

Wednesday, 29. September 2021, 20:00

Thursday, 30. September 2021, 19:00

Thursday, 30. September 2021, 20:00

Friday, 1. October 2021, 19:00

Friday, 1. October 2021, 20:00

Saturday, 2. October 2021, 19:00

Saturday, 2. October 2021, 20:00

Monday, 4. October 2021, 19:00

Monday, 4. October 2021, 20:00

Tuesday, 5. October 2021, 19:00

Tuesday, 5. October 2021, 20:00

TEAM

Anna Fries

Malu Peeters

Ambrus Ivanyos

Ikenna Nwaogu

Brandy Butler, Anna Fries, Olivia Hyunsin Kim, Ncube als Bibi, Fercha Pombo, Kübra Uzun, Wheelymum

Eva G. Alonso

Tra My Nguyen

Anne-Kristin Winzer

Kemal Yjlmaz

Lisa Kaschubat, Manuel Tozzi

Danielle Williams

Oriana Fasciati

Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

Sina Kießling

produktionsDOCK

BOOKING

Franziska Schmidt

franziska@produktionsdock.ch

Charlotte Holstein

charlotte@produktionsdock.ch