It's The Real Thing 17

  • Basel Documentary Platform
  • independent production
  • 2017


    • 5 – 9 April 2017
      • It's The Real Thing
      • Basel Documentary Platform '17

After the festival explored the boundaries between reality and falsification in 2013 and the staging of the public sphere in 2015, the third edition of "It's The Real Thing" focuses on the dark clown of documentary: satire.

Originally an art form that mocks reality, it seems to have become the paradigm of the present. Satire is the constant simulation of the crisis. It does not simply depict reality, but exaggerates, polemicises, caricatures, irritates and shifts the boundaries of what can be represented and said or dissolves them completely. It is the documentary at fever pitch. It is about the one raw material that everyone is fighting for today: attention.

With theatre performances, dance shows, performances, lectures, workshops, discussions, parties and an exhibition.

Olaf Breuning, El Conde de Torrefiel, Diederich Diederichsen, Goerger & Defoort, Ursula Martinez, MedingScheerTibbe, Monster Truck, Kim Noble, Boris Nikitin, Robert Pfaller, Laura de Weck, Worst Case Szenarios, Benedikt Wyss, Oliver Zahn & Julian Warner
Artistic director, program
Boris Nikitin
Production management
Clara Becker
Assistance production management
Kim Egi
Assistance to Olaf Breuning
Alexandra Adler

A Project by Paraform Produktionen.
In cooperation with Kaserne Basel, Theater Roxy Birsfelden, Markthalle Basel und EG Lounge Parterre.

Supported by: Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Stadt, Swisslos-Fonds Basel-Land, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Pro Helvetia, Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Migros Kulturprozent.

Thanks to: Zeisch Events, Bravo Ricky Innenarchitektur & Szenografie

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