Böse Häuser

By Turbo Pascal (Germany)
Guest Performance

Premiere 28.11.2017 Sophiensæle, Berlin

Böse Häuser

Böse Häuser

© Daniela del Pomar

  • 1h 20, no interval
  • In German

Past Dates

SUN 6 May 2018, 22:30, Kassenhalle
Artist talk with Turbo Pascal and Maya Arad Yasur

FRI 11 May 2018, 10:00, Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Building Evil Houses – workshop with Turbo Pascal

Turbo Pascal’s “Böse Häuser (Evil Houses)” is an immersive thought experiment: Equipped with headphones, the spectators are invited to enter more or less appealing thought constructions: sometimes in athletic movement, sometimes lying down in meditation, sometimes in frontal aggression, but always following the beat. In this process, they are elegantly guided up to thresholds leading into their own “evil houses”. How far can I go along with an allegedly alien thought when it is implanted directly into my head? What do I find more attractive, a society of singularities or a practised collective? Do we want to talk to right-wingers – or are we ourselves in fact the problem? Finally, “Böse Häuser” deals with the big question of the possibility and contingency of language in the attempt to treat others and ourselves with empathy – and thus, with the utopia of transforming our thinking.
Christina Zintl

Concept Turbo Pascal
Scenography Janina Janke
Music Friedrich Greiling
Lighting Design Fabian Stemmer
Assistant Director Lena Mallmann

By and with Bettina Grahs, Friedrich Greiling, Angela Löer, Frank Oberhäußer, Luis Pfeiffer, Eva Plischke

Trailer “Böse Häuser” by Turbo Pascal

A Turbo Pascal production in co-production with Theater Rampe Stuttgart and Sophiensæle.
Funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.
Turbo Pascal would like to thank Muriel Gerstner for her inspiration to the Evil Houses with her publication “Zu bösen Häusern gehen – Number Nine Barnsbury, Soho” (2007).