Installation, Inszenierte Räume, Performance, Tanztheater

Sophie Lux
Fine Arts and Media Art, Stage and Film Design
2020S, artistic Seminar (SEK), 2.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S02786



A discourse on post-dramatic theater and its media

In his essay The Art and the Arts (1967) Theodor W. Adorno diagnoses the blurring of the genre boundaries in contrast to the total work of art. He speaks of a fraying of the arts, the defacing of art and the defusing of the lines of demarcation. Adorno polemicizes against a questionable spiritualization of art towards its sensual appearance.

In general, he sees a breakdown of the genre boundaries from the inside in the fraying phenomenon. It would hardly be possible to provide a clear generic name: “The more a genre lets in what its intrinsic continuum does not contain, the more it participates in its stranger […]. It becomes virtual […] that which we don't know what it is. "

The interdisciplinarity of post-dramatic theater mixes genres, blurs their borders - but do their avant-garde techniques still offer a dramatic context, a political intention or an attitude towards the world? Are you just a quote? Just an effect? Pointless?


Groups analyze performances by:

Christoph Schlingensief

Susanne Kennedy

René Pollesch

Rimini protocol

Wooster Group

Examination Modalities

Group presentation

Selection and presentation of one of the above-mentioned artists or artist groups; DVD or stream of a performance in full length; Analysis of the staging and its artistic and technical implementation; Use of visual media.

Presentation in written form as a handout with information on sources etc. (digital PDF)

Zoom-Meeting / Dates will follow!


Registration for the course by email to or (secretariat for stage and film design). Students of the department for stage and film design are preferred when registering!

The course takes place virtually in this semester. More detailed information will follow via email.

The one-on-one discussions are dedicated to individual questions and can be arranged at any time by email.

The course is mainly held in german!


05 March 2020, 14:00–15:00 department for stage and film design , "Attendance at the preliminary meeting - division of the groups !!!" (preliminary discussion)

Course Enrolment

From 24 February 2020, 08:00 to 04 March 2020, 20:00
via email:

co-registration: possible

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Artistic and art technology foundations

Stage Design (1. Section): Installation, Inszenierte Räume, Tanztheater, Performance

Stage Design (2. Section): Installation, Inszenierte Räume, Tanztheater, Performance

Individual courses: possible