Das Stueck

Mousonturm Studio 1


If the sun would expire in this very moment, we would have 8 minutes and 31 seconds before the last ray of light reached the earth. The artist duo Herbordt/Mohren now uses this apocalyptic perspective for a performative universal inventory. Those assumed 8 minutes and 31 seconds now allow us to look at “everything that I have” over and over again in a different context and possibly compose alternative futures as a result. In their current project series DAS STUECK, a one-page document serves as the basis for every performance.

Distributed to all guests of the show, DAS STUECK (The Piece) relies on the community of the readers and transforms them over and over again, for perpetually new 8 minutes and 31 seconds into creators of relationships, manufacturers of contexts, temporary co-founders of a fictive institution. At the heart of the performance lies the “promise of a different social context, the model of an institution, which integrates what has been excluded and yet must temporarily remain, in order not to become authoritarian itself”. The two-part adaptation of their project as a publication as well as for audiences was developed by Herbordt/Mohren specifically for Mousonturm.

The video installation DAS STUECK (Diaog) is on view from Friday, February 1st until Saturday, February 23rd. The installation opens one hour before shows begin. Entrance is free. Vernissage Friday, February 1st,  7.00 pm.

The Audio production takes place on February 13th and 14th.

DAS STUECK is a Herbordt/Mohren production, funded by the Landesverband Freier Theater Baden-Württemberg e. V. with money from the Ministry for Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg and by the Fonds Darstellende Künste e. V..


Photos: Elisa Rössler