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“EXIT” is dedicated to an ever-present phenomenon of western theatre buildings: the obligatory lighting of emergency exit signs. Like many theatre artists, Antonia Baehr has also made continuous efforts to suppress this "visual noise" that makes a real blackout impossible. Here, however, she makes them the stars of her lecture performance. "EXIT" takes us into a sphere between light and dark, where the green glow confronts us with the supposedly fixed oppositions of "inside" and "outside", "safety" and "danger" or "body" and "image". It is a dream journey through the things that theatre tries to repress and the phantasm of the Western image of humanity it has helped to create.
Past dates
October 2018
approx. 60min
Concept & performance
Antonia Baehr
Technical direction & sound design
Carola Caggiano
Lindy Annis
Dramaturgical advice
Bettina Knaup, Mayte Zimmermann
Manon Haase, Laura Schilling, Sarah Tehranian
Production assistance
Nele Beinborn
Alexandra Wellensiek
Based on audio messages by
Lindy Annis, Frédéric Bigot, Frieder Butzmann, Carola Caggiano, Mette Edvardsen, Silvia Fanti, Neo Hülcker, André Lepecki, JMK Nicholas, Stefan Pente, Anne Quirynen, Michael Schlund, Anna Wagner and an interview with Susanne Görres
Production: make up productions. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt a. M.), Theater Freiburg (Freiburg). Supported by NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ Coproduction Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Thanks to: Cris Blanco, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Susanne Görres & team HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Eva Meyer-Keller, Constanze Schellow, Anna Wagner and team Künstlerhaus Mousonturm.