lecture performance/live vj-set/digital archive-platform/2017

design and content archive-platform/performance: anna-sofie lugmeier, evamaria liane müller; design and programming archive-platform: peter paul aufreiter/text „das drama“: anita lerke-lugmeier/actor „magische worte“: christoph müller/video-documentation: zeno legner

The digital staged archive RENDEZVOUS3000 deals with the topic of contemporary story-telling and is furthermore asking for new ways of building up or reconstructing narratives. This multimedia-based pool of narrative elements was created by the two artists themselves and is continously growing. It is dedicated to the fundamental questions about contemporary storytelling and its multilayered implications and contradictions within. Nations were founded on myths of origin, that often mask ideologies and although the time of the big narratives is seemingly over, we are confronted with an infinite variety of interpretations. So how do we tell these stories today? Who tells what kind of story and what is the intention behind it?

Narratives are no longer able to legitimize the pursuit of knowledge, economic growth or social and moral emancipation. They only work as expressions of a point of view or of specific interests. Those points of view can only become paramount by being convincing or not. The computer database as a virtual space has become a cultural form that is used to represent human experience, the world and human existence in this world.

RENDEZVOUS3000 searches for „fragments of memory“ which shall be getting collected, dissolved, analysed and transformed. This „material“ is then being inter-linked via changing classification systems to generate new narratives that can vary every time. The current version of the online-platform is being used as a storage-container for sedimenting this material and is also serving as a base for the theatrical performance, as it expands the staged setting into the digital space.
These performances are guided tours through this created narrative-database by the artists themselves and thus generate a different and unique experience everytime.

supported by: kulturreferat der stadt münchen
developed and performed at the hothouse for rough translations (MUC)

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