Hafeninsel Offenbach


In many cities, the construction of new buildings for cultural institutions is causing heated debate. In Frankfurt, there is currently intense discussion about the future of the city’s municipal stages. While Frankfurt discusses, the artist collective YRD.Works is initiating an entirely different kind of construction project in Offenbach. After the 1. Offenbacher Seefestspiele, during which the three artists created a 600 sqm lake out of a puddle, they now turn their attention to the opera, the premier class of performative disciplines. In one of Offenbach’s most attractive areas, the tip of the island in the harbour, they turn the construction of the opera into a piece in itself. Supported by colleagues from music, performance and graphic design, YRD.Works invite you to develop new perspectives on this monolith of high culture, but also on the relationship between cultural buildings and the city with the help of four spatial sculptures that reinterpret individual aspects of the opera.

Konzept, Realisierung: YRD.Works (David Bausch,Yacin Boudalfa, Ruben Fischer) / Dramaturgie: Anna Wagner / Produktionsleitung: Aleks Dojcinovic / Technische Leitung: Michael Schlund, Norbert Mohr / Künstlerische Kooperationspartner: „Prospekt“ Profi Aesthetics (Benjamin Franzki, Philipp Möller, Jan Münz), Simon Keckeisen,
Julie Sekinger, Dalila Djenic, Xi Zhai; „Graben“ Opern- und Ledermuseumsorchester Offenbach am Main; „Bühne“ Baby of Control / Oper Offenbach is a project by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, YRD.Works and the Department for Cultural and Sports Management of the City of Offenbach am Main. Funded by the Doppelpass Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain, the Stiftung Flughafen Frankfurt/Main für die Region, the Dr. Marschner-Stiftung, the Freunde & Förderer des Mousonturm e.V. and the Kulturstiftung der Städtischen Sparkasse Offenbach am Main, in cooperation with the OPG Offenbacher Projektentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH. Mit der Unterstützung von Festool.