If you plan to attend this festival, check out the EGO (2015) interactive installation by Klaus Obermaier with Stefano D’Alessio & Martina Menegon along with the other installations listed below.
The interactive installation EGO re-stages and reverses the process of alienation by enhancing and deforming the mirror image by the movements of the users. Although an abstraction, it quickly becomes the self and reestablishes the tension between the real and the symbolic, the Ego and the It, the subject and the object.
Additional installations also at the festival include:
Information about the festival:
From 8 to 17 May 2015 the cities of Erlangen, Nuremberg and Fürth will host the 19th International Figurentheater-Festival. Over the course of ten days, the festival will feature more than 50 companies from around the world, presenting almost 100 contemporary productions in 20 different venues spread across the metropolitan region. The biennial festival – one of the most important festivals of its kind in Europe – welcomes approximately 20.000 spectators every two years.
“Figurentheater” – in German a collective term for puppetry, object and visual theatre – ranks amongst the oldest and most fascinating forms of performing arts. Over the last decades, it has continuously transgressed genre boundaries and developed an innovative artistic vocabulary by generating creative synergies and absorbing influences from other art forms. Elements of contemporary dance and performance, as well as interdisciplinary approaches towards fine arts and new media have become as much an integral part of the genre as puppetry, object and visual theatre itself.