(c) Ingo Hoehn

Zine-Präsentation mit Julia Wissert, Patu und Studierenden der Hessischen Theaterakademie


During the im*possible bodies workshop, participants had the chance to participate in the festival as critical observers and deepen discussions on exclusion, institutional critique and decolonialisation. Together with the workshop leaders Julia Wissert and Patu, participants equally read up on and discussed related issues, theoretical background material and experiences with the other participants as well as those responsible for the program. The participants subsequently had the chance to record important arguments and personal standpoints on the topic and artistic contributions in a shared zine, which will now be presented to a wider audience.

Julia Wissert studied Directing for the Stage at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, as well as Drama und Media Arts at the University of Surrey in London and has directed various pieces at numerous (state and municipal) theatres. Her dissertation Schwarz.Macht.Weiß. Eine kritische Analyse der Arbeitsverhältnisse Schwarzer Theatermacher_innen an deutschsprachigen Bühnen (Schwarz.Macht.Weiß. A Critical Analysis of the Working Conditions of Black Theatre Makers on German-speaking Stages) examines the issues of structural racism on German stages. She is also part of the German, Namibian artist collective Kaleni, a space for collaboration and exchange. http://www.juliawissert.com

Patu lives and works in Berlin. Her artistic focus lies primarily on graphic storytelling and comics. She is moreover a co-founder of the artist group radical jetset, with whom she attends various international comic festivals as a self-publisher since 2013. Aside from writing and drawing her own comic stories, she also collaborates with various authors. www.patupatu.com