apparatus intra-acts with human and non-human bodies, with space as a body, with texts, machines, stones, philosophies, theater and other institutions, with artists, movements, choreographies and other objects, all together on the search for centrifugal forces and utopian potentials.

To that end, we’ve created APPARATUSES as per Karen Barad and realized them as places to conjure reality, which we developed throughout MYKORRHIZADRECK and PHARMAKOS/N. No systems, no directors, no assemblage, more so the search for the utopian potential of the event. Representation, reproduction and reconstruction do not suffice to create speculative challenges and it is precisely this quality that is necessary to construct resonance chambers for other realities. We – along with our partners, with objects of all kinds – will always find new forms for that.

Stefanie Wenner has a PhD in Philosophy and has been working under the label apparatus since 2014 toward better representations of reality through the means of theater. Previous positions include HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Impulse Theater Festival. In 2015, she took on the role of Professor of Applied Theater Studies and Production Dramaturgy at HfBK Dresden. In January 2017, she initiated the international conference Matter: States of Agency.

Thorsten Eibeler studied Applied Theater Studies in Gießen and is a founding member of the performance collective Showcase Beat Le Mot with which he has been producing theater pieces, peformances, art installations and music videos since 1998. His collaboration with Stefanie Wenner began in May 2014. Together, they founded apparatus GbR in 2015.

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