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Stefan Kaegi / Rimini Protokoll

Stefan Kaegi / Rimini Protokoll

Conference of the Absentees

Stefan Kaegi / Rimini Protokoll

Conference of the Absentees

Imagine a conference to which nobody flies. A performance at which the invited leading scientists do not appear physically, but are each represented by one local person. At the beginning of the performance, the local performers step into a classical conference setting on a theatre stage, open their script and the show begins.

The Conference of Absentees workshop is part of a project by Rimini Protokoll, who are currently researching into cooperation in times of global crisis. Telepresence can lead to a kind of political and social process in which the rules of representation are changed. But here everything takes place locally and offline, with the help of the theatre: it is the invention of teleperformance. Instead of the aesthetics of PowerPoint presentations, teleperformance uses the sensory and tactile medium of theatre. A workshop about co-authorship and ghost-writing, but also about the game of instruction and representation.

© Tanja Dorendorf.

17–20 SEP 2020

Small Auditorium and Live streaming
14:00 — 18:00

55€ Ticket price
25€ artists and collaborators GDA Foundation
Applications at until 8 september 
Limited to 15 participants

Target audience: performing arts, writting, students and professionals, and interested parties and young professionals in related areas.

Part of BoCA Summer School 2020






Fundação GDA


Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Fundação Millennium BCP

BoCA is a project supported by the Ministry of Culture / Directorate-General for the Arts

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