Since 2016, the collective dgtl fmnsm has been addressing the questions of what virtual potential lies in the contemporary performing arts and what a theatre of the future can look like in digitalised societies in regular online and offline formats. Following the thematic focus on “intimacy”, the group has recently focused on the thematic complex of “disconnection” with an immersive installation in HELLERAU and an online festival at Hebbel am Ufer Berlin (HAU), but without being able to foresee how little philosophical, but all the more real these specific questions would arise in 2020 against the background of the Covid 19 pandemic.
The cycle “Disconnection” will conclude with an online residency programme in cooperation with HELLERAU European Centre for the Arts and the SHAPE platform. It is made possible by co-financing from the European Union, the German-Czech Future Fund and the City of Dresden. For four weeks it will take place on www.digitalfeminism.net and invites artists from different fields to a one-week website take over.
dgtl fmnsm is a feature request for more radical thinking on the routine involvement of digital technologies in a culture currently dominated by the media. The look and theory of dgtl fmnsm’s entertaining art interventions involve participants using their bodies as a meaningful form of expression in a world that is changing course in the light of digital technologies, online culture and political necessity.