In his opening keynote, Thomas Oberender takes Allan Kaprow’s idea, “Go in instead of look at” as a leitmotiv and looks closely at immersive strategies in the arts that dismantle the classical model of opposing work and visitor, stage and auditorium. The Artistic and Managing Director of the Berliner Festspiele, who launched the high-profile program series Immersion with pioneering creative positions in 2016, discusses immersive strategies in the context of digital change and assesses the potential development of this rapidly growing phenomenon.
Thomas Oberender, born in 1966 in Jena, is an author and curator. Since 2011 he has been the Artistic and Managing Director of Berliner Festspiele/Gropiusbau. From 2006–2011 he was Director of Drama at the Salzburg Festival, before that he was the leading dramaturg of the Schauspiel Bochum and Co-Director of the Schauspielhaus in Zurich. He wrote his doctoral thesis on Botho Strauß and co-founded and named the author’s collective “Theater Neuen Typs”. He has written essays, plays and literature reviews.
September 26th, 2019, 12:30 pm
Kino Toni, 3.G02 (level 3)