Erinnerung an die Zukunft [remembering the future]
The future arrived faster, but appears less futuristic than expected. Science fiction with its skyscrapers, high speed trains and communication networks has become our reality leaving the utopian dreams of the 20th century behind: What cinema – with its simulative scenarios and nature catastrophes – imagined as of the future, seems to have become a timeless present. Future is now something that we remember.
Remembering the Future takes a seat in the space ship, flies to Jupiter and visits the Planet of the Apes once more. The piece re-stages science-fiction films, questioning what we thought we would be and recollects what will be by remembering what we thought we would be.
director: Ulf Otto | scenography: Jelka Plate & Eike Böttcher | video: Juana Awad | music: Jens Stoll | by and with: Godehard Giese, Ursula Renneke,
Vanessa Stern | production: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro | pr: Björn Frers & Björn Pätz – Björn & Björn
Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Premiere: November 4th 2011, 8 p.m.
Further shows: 5th and 10th-13th of November 2011, 8p.m.
Sophiensaele, Sophienstraße 18, 10178 Berlin