Chris Ziegler: "forest 2 – another midsummer night’s dream"
Theater installation at the ZKM_Media Theater
during museum opening hours, free admission
Live interventions on Sat, Sept 05 and Sun, Sept 06
Chris Ziegler, an artist affiliated with the ZKM, presents his latest theater work “forest 2” as an interactive theater installation. “forest 2,” which is based on Shakespeare’s drama “A Midsummer Night‘s Dream” and Ovid’s “Metamorphoses”, plays with the complex elements of its literary origins. The text written by Michael Hewel weaves together the three motifs of love, art, and death and ties them to the theme of the forest. An extensive installation, which in conjunction with the music by Torsten Brandes and the Ensemble für Neue Musik Schloss Hamborn as well as a specific movement, light, and image architecture, creates an unusual association space in which the forest appears as a site of myths and fairytales, fears and dreams. The audience is invited to explore these different spaces with Puck (Friederike Plafki).
“forest 2” consists of two parts: an exhibition (Wed., Sept. 2nd, to Fri, Sept. 4th) and a performance part on the following weekend of September 05th and 6th.
Supported by the Landesverband Freier Theater Baden-Württemberg (LAFT), funded through the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture Baden-Württemberg.
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