david weber-krebs

on enclosed spaces and the great outdoors (first edition)


A five days festival/conference organized by the Studium Generale of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
18-22 march at de Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

Convened and moderated by invited curators Claire Tancons (curator, New Orleans), David Weber-Krebs (artist, Brussels), Joanna Warsza (curator, Berlin) and Claire Bishop (art historian, New York).

March 20th.
On Enclosed Spaces And The Great Outdoors
Curated and hosted by David Weber-Krebs
With contributions by Andrea Bozic, Andre Eiermann, Nikolaus Gansterer, Maximilian Haas, Mette Ingvartsen, André Lepecki, Jeroen Peeters and David Weber-Krebs.

Usually people who step into a theatre are of two kinds: the spectators and the actors. The spectators watch the actors. Both usually are humans. This happens usually in the enclosed space of theatre. In its symbolism, economy, and practice, theatre is the place where the human stands central with his body and his words. But what kind of spectatorship applies when challenged by an encounter with a thing, a creature, a flow, fiction, or darkness? Is it at all possible to abandon anthropocentrism in this game? During this day we are going to focus on the non-human in theatre and outside of it, on stages, screens, and the great outdoors. Spectators will be activated in various ways by lectures, screenings, performances in and outside the theatre, and a cosmic event.

for a full program: areyoualiveornot.rietveldacademie.nl


day for night by Andrea Bozic

introduction Gabrielle Schleijpen en David Weber-Krebs

animal agency by Maximilian Haas

it lay like a log absolutely motionless and apparently deprived of all its faculties by our damp climate, so inhospitable to foreign visitors by Jeroen Peeters

looking for an awry lens by André Eiermann

performance (Robert Morris revisited) by David Weber-Krebs

in the dark by André Lepecki