W.G. Sebald’s novel Austerlitz tracks the journey of self-discovery, a search for both identity and memories, undertaken by it's protagonist Jacques Austerlitz. His search for identity is implemented dramaturgically as a Stationendrama (station-drama) of the nine most important places in his self-discovery, consisting of nine installation-based substations.
An intermedia staging of the play is created that will develop a new theatrical form between performance and theatre, artistic installation, video art & experimental sound. Within this, a narrator represents the principal guiding force, leading the audience chronologically through the action. The dramaturgic sequence is like a journey through the landscape of the protagonist's soul.
More information on the project: koenigm.com | khm.de
Austerlitz is a cooperative project, conducted with the following cooperators:
Project Supervision: Heide Hagebölling, Luis Negrón van Grieken | Additional installations by: Irena Wolf, Luis Negrón van Grieken & Chih Ming Fan | Stage Setting Contributor: Bernd Voss | Script: Julia Afifi | Production: KHM, Academy of Media Arts