Can we transform the street or specific urban spaces as stages? Can we escape from the frontal relationship already existing in the theatres to invent new relations connected to the sites of performance? Questioning any major European topic, what site-specific approach can we develop? How do places of a city landscape become temporary theatres to evoke a major topic and its consequences? How can youth groups perform there and propose to the audience an enhanced artistic proposal?
We will use the economical crisis as an example topic to test the methodology.
What does the world look like after Corona? What will Europe in crisis look like when the corona-virus is contained? Is there still a Europe standing? Or a European thought? What could we do about it?
In what way do we want to rebuild our world(s) again? Which ground-principles need to be revised? What does this mean for the social order? Which institutions of coexistence are affected by it? What did we discover during the crisis that we want to maintain or that we want to leave behind?
What resonances do we find with past crises? What traces have they left on the public space? What traces will the crisis we are going through leave? How do we want to and can we intervene in these transformations?
We could connect small personal stories to bigger research/global themes: zooming in and zooming out Where should these stories be told?
As a result: a methodology for art creations for youth groups using site-specific spaces: selecting site-specific spaces, managing a pathway linking spaces, interaction with the audience, interaction with urban spaces and components.
Designing partners: La Transplanisphère Paris, Kolibri Theater Budapest
Testing partner: theaterkohlenpott Herne