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Waffenlounge / Weapons lounge

3.12.2014–11.1.2015 / HAU1, HAU2, HAU3

© Heiko Schäfer
After the USA and Russia, Germany is the third largest arms exporter in the world. The global market constantly demands better, more effective and 'cleaner' weapons. This month HAU Hebbel am Ufer is presenting a new production by Hans-Werner Kroesinger, “Exporting War,” as well as the Berlin premiere of “Situation Rooms,” a groundbreaking installation by Rimini Protokoll, created in co-production with HAU. Both works take up the paradoxical relationships that societies maintain to weapons, and both make use of personal biographies, current military conflicts as well as historical and political contexts. Under the motto “Weapons Lounge” HAU will also be presenting performances, installations, expert talks, and a project by the Houseclub with Kreuzberg pupils.     
“Waffenlounge” is made possible by the Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung. Presented in the context of House On Fire with support from the Cultural Programme of the European Union. 
The installation "Fire and Forget" and the talk "Waffenphantasien" are a guest programme of KW Institute for Contemporary Art.

3.12.2014 / Premiere

3.+4.12.,8.–10.12., 13.+14.12., 16.+17.12., 19.+20.12. / HAU1
Hans-Werner Kroesinger
Exporting War

11.12.2014

20:00 / HAU1
Die Kunst der Drohne
Im Gespräch: Derek Gregory u.a.
English

13.12.2014

Following "Exporting War" / HAU1

14.12.2014 / Opening

14.–23.12., 27.–30.12.2014, 2.–11.1.2015,
16:00-21:00 / HAU2
Fire and Forget
Teaser zu einer Ausstellung im KW Institute for
Contemporary Art (Mai 2015)

14.12.2014 / Berlin Premiere

14.–23.12., 27.–30.12.2014, 2.–11.1.2015 / HAU2 / Reservation required
Additional performances in case of high demand
Rimini Protokoll (Haug/Kaegi/Wetzel)
Situation Rooms 

15.12.2014

18:00 / HAU3
Houseclub presents: Franziska Seeberg
Weapon of Choice - oder: Gibt es Helden ohne Waffen?
Admission free
19:00 / HAU3
andcompany&Co.
Sounds like war: Kriegserklärung
German and English
20:00 / HAU1
Waffenphantasien: Blind Spots in Kunst, Philosophie und Wissenschaft
Im Gespräch: Ellen Blumenstein, Daniel Tyradellis u.a.

16.12.2014

18:00 / HAU3
Houseclub presents: Franziska Seeberg
Weapon of Choice - oder: Gibt es Helden ohne Waffen?
Admission free

17.12.2014

19:00+21:00 / HAU3
Cie. Random Scream & Davis Freeman
What you need to know
English

18.12.2014

18:00 / HAU1
Images of Violence
Films by Harun Farocki
Admission free
20:00 / HAU1
Images of Violence
Talk with Christine Cynn, Rabih Mroué, Volker Pantenburg, Rimini Protokoll / Moderation: Bert Rebhandl
German and English with simultaneous translation
19:00+21:00 / HAU3
Cie. Random Scream & Davis Freeman
What you need to know
English

11.1.2015

19:00 / HAU3