Double Discourse

The puppet as contemporary

Thu. 25.05. – 11:00-12:30
Palais Stutterheim Bürgersaal

Free admission!

The discussion series “double discourse” was initiated in 2014 by the magazine ‘double’ in order to come up with a suitable format to talk about current developments and challenges of the puppet and object theatre genre. After ‘Digitalities’, the topic of the past festival, this year’s panel will reflect on the “contemporaneity” of present-day Figurentheater. How do theatres react to the modern developments and changes in our society? How much ‘reality’ can we confide in or demand from a theatrical work, whose great power lies in its potential to surpass reality on an aesthetic level? Which artistic choices are left for the genre to position itself in light of populist tendencies, which freely make use of provocative strategies known from the artistic avant-garde, as well as anti-illusionistic concepts of contemporary theatre art. The fifth “double discourse” presented by Katja Spiess (“double” editor), will follow up on these pressing questions.