Input and Discussion with Christian Rakow (Nachtkritik) and Magda Romanska (Harvard metlab; theatertimes.com) in the Panel Theatre’s Hybrid Futures at the Exhibition and Symposion Viral Theatres on 28th of April 2022 in Berlin.
The concept of intervention calls for a transgression of art by art itself. This is accompanied not only by the promise of a specific effectiveness, but also by a practice of negotiating aesthetic and political spheres. In theater, talk of intervention seems particularly incisive when the complex interactions of the public sphere, society, and media reality are addressed beyond the scene. This volume, which emerges from a conference at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, brings together contributions that cast critical perspectives on theater projects and theatrical actions that work with different strategies of intervention. In the process, the plurality of interventionist aesthetics and their theorizing is revealed.