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Zabriskie Point

Interactive video installation by Fabian Raith

In the middle of the Californian desert, two people meet and go on a joint search for a new understanding of themselves, nature and their relationship to their fellow human beings. In the process, they fall through centuries of human history and finally realise that the promise society makes them is insufficient...

Michelangelo Antonioni's 1970 film Zabriskie Point poses the question of how people radically question their own relationship to the world - and thus made the viewpoint of the same name in Death Valley an icon of the counterculture. Through the film and the accompanying soundtrack, Zabriskie Point became a destination for all those who want to experience themselves and their environment anew, whether with substances or without. The philosopher Michel Foucault had a drastic experience here on LSD, the band U2 dedicated an entire album to this place: here, where rock formations arrange themselves into waves, the presence of a previous, submerged world seems palpable and one feels removed from the earth and normal consciousness...

The video installation in the foyer of the theatre picks up on moments and motifs from the film and the vantage point of Zabriskie Point and links them into an interactive spatial experience.

To be experienced daily from one hour before the start of the first event in the foyer.

Funded by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen im Rahmen von NEUE WEGE in Zusammenarbeit mit dem NRW KULTURsekretariat.