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INTO WORLDS. The Craft of Blurring Boundaries

Conference – Day 1

The conference “INTO WORLDS” will explore three different areas of the immersive arts: physical techniques and crafts, spectacular entertainment formats, ranging from vertiginous funfair attractions to virtual reality, and spiritual mental practices between religious contemplation and meditative self-optimisation. Immersion is revealed to be an ambivalent movement. One the one hand, it stands for obliviousness of self or of the media, for spiritual exercise or ecstasy, but on the other, it gives cause for repudiation and critical reflection: Who creates these various worlds that we participate in daily? How are they created? And to what purpose? Which roles do we get caught up in and how do we contribute to forming these worlds? read more

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Friday, 19 January 2018

Opening

19:00
Welcome
Thomas Krüger (President of the Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb)

19:10
10.000 h
Introduction byAndreas Wolfsteiner (theatre and model theoretician, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
In German with simultaneous translation into English

19:30
Touch
Keynote by Richard Sennett (New York University and London School of Economics)
followed by a discussion with Thomas Oberender
In English with simultaneous translation into German

21:00
Opening of the exhibition rooms

21:30
16 Hz
Organ concert performance by Adrian Gutzelnig

22:00
Short guided sensory activation followed by extended music session
Occasion by Isabel Lewis

21:00 to 23:00
Notget
Virtual Reality Experience by Björk
Whitebubble
Sound installation with works by Frank Bretschneider, Julius Holtz, jayrope, Sven König, Richard Scott
Video art by Basel Abbas & Raunen Abou-Rahme, Trisha Baga, Jon Rafman and Jeremy Shaw from the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION, Dusseldorf/Berlin

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Concept Andreas Wolfsteiner
Programme Natalie Keppler
Space Eva Veronica Born

A co-operation between Berliner Festspiele/Immersion and the Federal Agency for Civic Education

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Service

Into Worlds. The Craft of Blurring Boundaries

Conference


19 – 21 January 2018

Venue:

Martin-Gropius-Bau, Lichthof


Dates:

FRI 19.01.2018, 19:00–23:00
SAT 20.01.2018, 10:00–24:00
SUN 21.01.2018, 10:00–19:00

INTO WORLDS. The Craft of Blurring Boundaries