"roh.still" combines the reception of architecture with questions about the institution of the church: the "performative audio walk" sends the audience on the trail of brutalist architecture with radio headphones and questions the current significance of the church in the city and society. The "stage" for this is provided by the Church of St. John XXIII: radio play, feature programme and sound installation meet performance.
schubert- stegemann are theatre makers, authors and performers. In "roh.still" they take up the similarity between theatre and church: Spaces with repetitive appointments, hierarchised procedures, codes of conduct and dramaturgies: What scenic possibilities arise from the co-presence of (brutalist) architecture and human beings? Can churches be spaces of experience beyond faith? What cultural significance is left behind when fewer and fewer people use churches as religious sites? What would be the urban sociological impact of a change of use of the buildings, what could it look like?
"roh.still" sees itself as a test of such a repurposing and wants to question practices of community building with the audience.
Speaker: Nicola Schubert, Karoline Stegemann, NN, NN
Costume: Theresa Mielich
Music: Chiara Strickland
Sound production: Felix Breuel
Production Assistance: Laura Sallfellner
Production management: schubert-stegemann
Graphic design: Johannes Weilandt
Premiere: 6 July 2023 at 8 pm
Further dates on: 7 July 2023 at 8 pm | 8 July 2023 at 6 pm and 8 pm
Guided tour as an audio walk for the TAG DES OFFENEN DENKMALS on 10th September 2023 at 2.00 pm.
(c) Künstlerkollektiv schubert – stegemann