Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Gahrens & Battermann
In the hopeless, some individuals have managed desperately to cling on to their memory of joy - until they got stuck in it.
They now live in those joyous moments and glorious days of the past, unable to connect their memories to their present state. They glitched out on what once made them human in the first place...
Katharina von Sohlern
Otherworldly Nymphs and Sirens seduce the audience with promises of sweet adventures and relaxation into their Wellness World. But behind their shiny, beautiful appearance hide shallow, selfish creatures, waiting to feed on memories of joy, the good hearts of people and their inner beauty.
Did they play a part in the transformation into the monotone dystopia that, so many, seem to have fallen into?
Function for the sake of function – most of the humanity has been shaped into an emotionless but highly efficient workforce that gladly performs all tasks unnecessary in a post-joy world.
A world in which monotony and numbness reign. People are lost in a joyless void, repeating the same tasks, connected yet still apart. But their system is bugged ...
Collective memories of the purest joy are securely kept in an archive, while all creatures are on their own Quest for Joy. But some sparks might have escaped the mad registrar ...
This station will be accentuated by the implementation of an audiovisual AR Installation by NEEEU Spaces which enables the audience to explore memories through the usage of an application on their phones. This makes reference to the excessive usage of modern media devices and their impacts on mental health and well-being.
NEEEU Spaces GmbH
(Mis)guided by four narrators, the guests are introduced and led through a world where only their joyful memories can protect them to stay happy in a place where heartbeats stopped.
Filip Piotr Rutkowski
In an epic finale, the worlds, at last, come together led by the bugs of joy. These were the only ones that were able to trick the system and capture the last bits of joy. In a firework of emotions, the creatures let their hulls fall and open themselves to let the light back into their lives.
Sarah Philippa Greenspan
Adam Mandelman / Shambels
Kulturverein Neu am See e. V.
Krystyna Lama Szydłowska
Filip Piotr Rutkowski