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An intermedial performance about skin and the intoxication of self-optimization

Venue: VolXbühne, Adolfstr. 89A

In the ongoing frenzy of self-optimization, the natural properties of the skin do not seem to be enough: against the backdrop of new technical developments, it is foreseeable that in the future people will have high-tech gadgets implanted under the skin, subcutaneously - and thus the membrane that is the natural barrier between their physique and the outside will become increasingly permeable. What seems like a blessing to some is frightening to others - where are our boundaries? Citizens of different generations, milieus and backgrounds, together with professional performers and musicians, look at the topic of skin as a border between the inner and outer world and the beginning of a new epoch: the age of hybrid humans and transhumanism.

A production of VolXbühne and Theater an der Ruhr in co-production with A.TONAL.THEATER (Cologne), Freihandelszone - Ensemblenetzwerk Köln and Alte Feuerwache Köln and in cooperation with the "Future Workshop of Folklore/Cultural History" of the University of Jena under the direction of Anne Dippel.

With the kind support of: Diversity Fund NRW, Ministry of Science and Culture NRW, Cultural Office of the City of Cologne, Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste NRW, Rheinenergiestiftung Kultur Köln, MEG - Mülheimer Entsorgungsgesellschaft, 



In the Volxbühne
Adolfstr. 89A
45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Introduction Subcutis

Dramaturg Alexander Weinstock in conversation with director Jörg Fürst.

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