SAT 8 JUNE 2019 5 P.M. – 6 P.M. STÄDTISCHE GALERIE / LECTURE PERFORMANCE (ENGLISH)
A journey between Jerusalem, Barcelona and Gießen forms the basis of this lecture performance on the spatial concepts of utopian and dystopian texts. Personal recollections, political statements, screenshots, subtitles, and voice-overs intermingle to a collage of complex realities that we inhabit – just as they inhabit us.
PERFORMANCE Li Lorian, Marc Villanueva Mir
Developed with kind support of 9. Festival der jungen Talente – Institut für Theaterwissenschaft of JLU Gießen.
Li Lorian and Marc Villanueva Mir met in 2017 at the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft of JLU Gießen. They are both interested in dealing with political questions through new performance practices. Correspondence #1 is their first shared project.
Li Lorian was born in Haifa in 1987. She’s co-founder of Pandora Collective, graduate of the School of Visual Theater (2007-2011) and of the Hamama program for artistic puppetry for children (2012) in Jerusalem. She is currently a MA student in the Choreography and Performance program in Gießen. She created works for Hazira Performance Art Arena (2014-15) and Merkaz Habama Festival (2015) in Jerusalem. She participated in the B_tour Lod-Berlin artist exchange (2017) and collaborated with Ascolta Ensemble for the Stuttgart Theaterhaus (2017). Her latest project ›Exodus‹ (2017) was simultaneously premiered at the Staatstheater Stuttgart Nordlabor and at Mamuta Art and Media Center of Jerusalem and was selected for the Stückemarkt of the Theatertreffen in Berlin 2018.
Marc Villanueva Mir was born in Barcelona in 1992. He is graduate in Stage Directing and Dramaturgy from the Institut del Teatre Barcelona and in Literary Studies from the University of Barcelona. He continues his MA studies in Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft in Gießen. He worked in several Grant programs such as Agata Baum de Bernis fellowship for artists and cultural managers by the Goethe-Institut (2015-16, Barcelona/Berlin), Sala d’Art Jove/ Bòlit Contemporary Arts Center Production Award (2016, Girona), Frankfurt LAB residency program (2016), Internationales Forum Theatertreffen (2017, Berlin), the postgraduate scholarship of “la Caixa” Foundation (2017-19) and Adrià Gual Production Award (2018, Barcelona). He developed projects for the Festival TNT (Terrassa) and the Festival Grec (Barcelona), and regularly works as a dramaturg in interdisciplinary theatre and dance performances. His latest project ›Sous la plage‹ (2016) was premiered at the Festival TNT.