April 3 – 5, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (lasting approximately 2 hours)
LIVESTREAMING from Muffatwerk (to log in, go to: www.muenchenerbiennale.de)
In the discussion format “Lab of NEW Return” the moderators Raoul Mörchen and Leonie Reineke will present the composers and production teams of the world premiere productions on that Biennale weekend. These discussions will deal with the respective artistic examinations of the festival theme of “Point of NEW Return,” but they will also deal with the experiences all of the participants have had during this year of crises.
Is the drastic interruption of not being able to perform, work, and stage productions anymore a point of NEW return, or do all of the efforts only serve to return to the status quo? What is at stake? What significance does digitalization have for the arts and their relationship to the audience? What remains after the smoke has cleared over the ruins of the social landscape? These and others questions will be discussed by the international artists and management team of the Biennale, and also by three guests from the social sciences and the humanities during the laboratory.
APRIL 3, 11:00 a.m., “Once to be realised”
Guest: Heinz Bude
For years now, the sociologist Heinz Bude has been researching the intellectual constitution of society in Germany. His examinations deal with the issues of solidarity and exclusion, impressions and societal transformation.
APRIL 4, 11:00 a.m., “Transstimme”
Guest: Bernhard Pörksen
The societal consequences of networks and digitalization are the subjects of research by the media theoretician Bernhard Pörksen in Tübingen, Germany. He analyses the relationships of discussions on the internet as well as the transformation processes that new media generate.
APRIL 5, 11:00 a.m., ” A Grand Journey in the Opposite Direction – expeditions to the reality factory’s archive”
Guest: Ruth Hagengruber
The feminist philosopher Ruth Hagengruber founded the teaching and research field EcoTechGender at the University of Paderborn, and in addition to her work in the fields of economics and information technology she also works in the field of the history of women philosophers. She publishes works on, among other subjects, the relationship between humans, machines, and leisure – how work changes in the digital age, and what role artificial intelligence will play in this.
In German and Englisch