Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft


Over several months, ScriptedReality worked in Gießen with collaborators from various contexts. Together, they explored the connections between work, nationalism and migration. Their collaboration led to “Fluch der Akribik” (“Curse of the Meticulean”) – an evening between B-movie and pie, rough, completely dilettante and an asserted detournement of the similarly named Disney film. A ship appears one day in a small Hessian town, and the jobcenter promotes it as an extraordinary (re-)integration measure wherein everyone will be given a position. The ship loosely disguises itself as an art project and could be just as cursed as the ghostship from the Carribean. Together, the freshly chartered wo(men) set out on an adventure through the tempests, rehearsal stages and German bureaucracy, unclear whether the ship is salvation or curse. The only thing that is certain is that everything must be called into question and reconsidered.