For his new project, Oliver Frljić shifts the entire Gorki into a state of emergency. The theatre – as body, as city – through which the spectators make their way. The point of departure and reference is a thought by Walter Benjamin: »The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the ›state of emergency‹ in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must arrive at a conception of history that is in keeping with this insight.« The question of fiction and reality, of normality and exception is raised again and again. Six scenes form a kaleidoscope-like overall picture. Who actually represents whom? Who speaks for whom and about what? Legitimised by whom?
Photo: Esra Rotthoff
The piece is presented at five successive stations throughout the house. The audience moves through the theatre in groups of 10 people each. Each group starts at a specific time, which can be chosen via ticket booking.
There are no seats; footpaths through the house are part of the production. The performance lasts about 70 minutes (no break) and is only partially barrier-free. Reduced tickets are available for a shortened barrier-free version.
Please arrive at the box office foyer 10 minutes before your booked starting time. Unfortunately, a later admission is not possible.
During the entire performance please wear a mask and keep a minimum distance of 1.5m to other people.