The fog no longer disappears and the question of ‘What’s next?’ gives you goose bumps. After the endless closeness and almost inevitable intimacy that the internet and its devices gave us, we have lifted ourselves to a dystopian dream. More and more people switch off their mobile phones and go offline. Between preppers and activists*, the end-time mood is spreading. Which catastrophe will occur first leaves room for speculation. In the dark rooms of the queer Freaks & Sinners, the conspiratorial reading circles of the Future Feminists, and the action groups of radical artists*, cutting off the connection to the real world has long since become both survival mode and pleasure mechanism. While the inner migration would be so much closer, dgtl fmnsm 2019 opens itself decidedly to the outside world, and shifts the reflections on the next festival (June 2020) into the public sphere, towards a radically community-oriented approach.
In November 2019, a public laboratory invites the public to lift the strict separation between festival, scientific conference and plenum. Under the catchword #disconnect, dgtl fmsnm 2019 will search for one day for the conditions of radical digitalisation – in performative and participative arrangements between music, theatre, performance, art, activism and science. The audience is invited to linger with the artists* and dgtl fmnsm protagonists* and to decline the theme through various art forms and formats.
The US-American choreographer Tarren Johnson, the Berlin collective OMSK Social Club and the cultural mediators Soppa/Bleck show new approaches to questions of #disconnect, which are presented in the laboratory and gently massaged into the audience. The musician*in and performer Lyra is on tour with her debut album and will close the evening.
The approach of this collective laboratory #disconnect puts all hopes in the rapprochement to a future that is in desperate need of being transformed from DYSTOPIA to UTOPIA.
3 – 6 pm Laboratory
6.30 pm OMSK Social Club Opening
7 pm Tarren Johnson
8 pmTalk & Introduction to the topic
9 pm Gleam Live Online Show
11 pm Lyra Live
„Labor: dgtl fmnsm meets STRAP” ist ein Projekt von dgtl fmnsm & HELLERAU und wird gefördert im Rahmen des Bündnis internationaler Produktionshäuser aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien sowie kofinanziert durch das Program KREATIVES EUROPA.