October 19 2020, 8.00pm
Free admission subject to availability
A crucial moment in this second volume of FOG festival, the Lectio Magistralis is an opportunity to reflect on the relationship between theatre and today’s society, through the unconventional perspective of Stefan Kaegi, Silver Lion at the Biennale di Venezia, director and author of theatre pieces, radio performances, films and installations from the award-winning collective Rimini Protokoll. An unmissable event with one of the most inspiring creators of contemporary performance, which is first and foremost an invitation to explore relationships and links, to investigate theatrical tools and vocabularies to open unexpected perspectives on reality and its transformations.
Berlin-based Stefan Kaegi produces documentary theatre plays and works in public space in a diverse variety of collaborative partnerships. Kaegi has toured across Europe and Asia. In Cairo, he developed Radio Muezzin, a project about the call to prayer in this age of technical reproduction. At the moment he is adapting Remote X, an audio-tour for 50 headphones to cities like Taipei and Tunis. Among other recent works are the interactive installation Nachlass and the monologue for a humanoid robot Uncanny Valley. Kaegi co-produces works with Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel, under the label “Rimini Protokoll”. Using research, public auditions and conceptual processes, they give voice to ‘experts’ who are not trained actors but have something to tell.
Lectio in English with Italian translation. To hear the Italian translation, you need to download the Converso application on your smartphone and have headphones.