Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

Correspondence #1 on the importance of time and place, the territory

A lecture-performance fruit of the collaboration between Li Lorian (Jerusalem) and Marc Villanueva Mir (Barcelona). What starts as a lecture on spatial conceptualization of utopian and dystopian thinking, transforms into a travel through personal archives, political statements, accents, screenshots, bookmarks, subtitles and voice-overs.
Correspondence #1 aims to draw a visual and conceptual journey between Jerusalem, Barcelona and Gießen; a collage of memories, observations and representations of the multiple and complex realities we inhabit and that at the same time inhabit us.
Using the performative power and discourse that both utopia and dystopia nowadays entail, we explore interferences between actual and ideal, politics and literature, reality and fiction, spaces and places, in order to revisit the cities and landscapes we come from and our concerns with them, and to question the role they play in constituting our sense of home and notion of belonging.
By and with Li Lorian & Marc Villanueva Mir
Dramaturgy Ia Tanskanen
With the support of Festival der jungen Talente, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft and Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft