don't be yourself – eight self portraits

  • Schlingensief-Fellow Professor
  • Ruhr Universität Bochum
  • 2018/2019

The genre of the theatre essay moves in the grey zone between the subjective, the personal and the step into the fictional form. It plays with the fragmentary, is coarse-grained and unfinished, always asking the question: How does reality come about? How does identity emerge?

In this scenic project, eight young artists from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, together with the director and author Boris Nikitin, deal with theatre forms on the boundary of the documentary, which at the same time negates the documentary. The works are both scenic sketches and performative self-portraits of the artists. But is there an aesthetics of the attempt at all?

Lioba Sombetzki, Diana Treder, Anna eubert, Yana Novotorova, Mandy Wiegand, arieke Werner, Yasmin Fahbod, Christian inwegen

Christoph Schlingensief-Fellow Professor

Ruhr Universität Bochum