Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft


In „WHAT ON EARTH“, Caroline Creutzburg and her team imagine the earth’s crust as the main player along with its sediments and substances. Hardly conceivable – but let us assume, the world of today could be abstracted from all human activity and human omnipresence, which so self-evidently surrounds us, could be reversible: the news on the displays would disappear; air traffic would be stopped; data streams would cease; exports would stay within warehouses. All emission of noise, of images, of warmth, of information would run dry. Earth would show itself and it would tentatively tense its muscles. Not in apocalyptic destruction, but rather in the existence and continuation of manipulated and manipulative matter, the horrendous is to be expected.