Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft
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protect. there is no wind in geometrical worlds


The key topic of protect. is digital self-observation and the difference between mirror image, virtual self and physical reality. Inge Gappmaier’s performance picks up on the practices of ego construction in social media, filter bubbles and their algorithms as well as the urge for self-optimisation in our society. What happens to our concrete body when our gaze gets stuck in our own reflection? protect. brings the body to the stage in its self-observation as a contour between nature and culture, putting protective spaces and power structures into question as well as loneliness, duality and self-control. The piece invites audiences to dive into a multi-dimensional world of geometry, accumulation and intuition.

Artistic lead and dance: Inge Gappmaier | Dramaturgy: Lisa-Marie Radtke, Stefanie Sommer | Sound design in collaboration with: Zsolt Bodoki-Halmen | Light design and technical direction: Robert Lässig | Photography: Natali Glisic
A production by varukt and imagetanz / brut Wien.