Audio-Visual Scenography / Conception and Media Installations | April 2011 | Kunsthaus Rhenania | Köln (Germany)

W.G. Sebald’s novel Austerlitz tracks the journey of self-discovery, a search for both identity and memories, undertaken by it’s protagonist Jacques Austerlitz. His search for identity is implemented dramaturgically as a Stationendrama (station-drama) of the most important places in his self discovery and consists of nine installation-based substations.

An intermedia staging of the play is created that will develop a new theatrical form between performance and theatre, artistic installation, video art and experimental sound. Within this, a narrator represents the principal guiding force, leading the audience chronologically through the action. The dramaturgic sequence is like a journey through the landscape of the protagonist’s soul.

Austerlitz is conducted with the following cooperators: Additional installations by: Irena Wolf, Luis Negrón van Grieken, Chih Ming Fan | Project Supervision: Heide Hagebölling, Luis Negrón van Grieken | Stage Setting: Contributor Bernd Voss | Direction: Julia Afifi