Moderated by: Matthias Mühling
Theatrical settings have long been found outside of the theatre. Scenic constellations that place viewers and work in a direct relationship are also to be found in exhibitions, video installations, and other media. These ‘performative spaces’ are to be understood as sites where objects, images, movements, emotions, and the collective of spectators and viewers enter into a process of exchange. This exchange means a transformation of the concept of participation. This would be not only a contribution from the viewer, or its inclusion in the real or media-mediated events, but rather the establishment of a situation in which the audience at the exhibition or performance would be integrally implicated. What the consequences of this might be for art, theatre, but also dance, is the subject of discussion by Stefanie Carp, Marcel Odenbach, and Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Stefanie Carp is dramaturge at the Wiener Festwochen. She lives and works in Vienna.
Matthias Mühling (*1968) is art historian and curator. He lives and works in Munich. Since 2005 Mühling has been a curator at the Städtischen Galerie im Lenbachhaus und Kunstbau in Munich.
Marcel Odenbach (*1953) is an artist. He lives and works in Cologne.
Nicolaus Schafhausen (*1965) has been the director of the Kunsthalle Wien since October 2012.