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  • Nov

    Flussgeschichten | River Stories

    Narrating Hydrosocial Territories

    Event  05.11.23, 15:00-20:00
    Exhibition 01.11.-10.11.23
    Holzmarktstraße 25, 10243 Berlin

    Over the past months, artists, scientists and residents have explored a tiny area nestled between canals, boats and trees in the middle of the Spreewald. Their research culminated in a two day festival of arts and sciences and featured multimedia installations, theatre performances and audio walks.

    Now, all these works, as well as the stories, ideas and impressions will be transported to Berlin- with the very element that connects the Spreewald with the capital - the river Spree...

    But what does it mean to bring these impressions and representations from one place to another? Whose stories are being heard and whose are being lost? Which possibilities exist beyond anthropocentric-storytelling to include more-than human actors?


    Join us to continue exploring these questions, the river and all it’s dimensions. It will be an evening of campfire discussions, artistic interventions, scientific inputs and Glühwein!

    The event includes artists from the fields of theater, sound and set design as well as scientists from the Humboldt University Berlin (HU), the Technical University Berlin (TU) and the Free University Berlin (FU). It is a cooperation of the theatre collective AnthroposEx and the project AnthropoScenes and is funded by the Berlin University Alliance within the framework of the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments.

    Preliminary Schedule 

    15:00 Guided Tour of Exhibition: ft. sound, film and installations

    15:30 River Stories Workshop

    17:00 Performance:‘The fairy tale of the giant Sprelnik’ A journey with text and music

    18:00 Campfire talks & drinks