The Sun Sets Eight Times A Day is a long-term performance in which eight artists and theater makers from eight countries met in a web- or app-based virtual 3D space without having to travel. Together, they used artistic means to discuss what a future-oriented, global social contract might look like. In an exemplary manner, they conduct an artistic dialogue, use all digital media and improvise live to develop this new form of performance. The audience could participate with their own contributions and interactions in the digital garden. Thus, despite the pandemic and the climate crisis, a democratic space was created that allows for an international exchange of ideas that is accessible to everyone.
The artists, who have known each other in various constellations for several years, come together here to develop a format of cooperation that can be extended further and further despite the virus and especially despite climate change. At the same time, the artists are in a virtual space in which national borders are irrelevant and hybrid identities can operate more freely. In this sense, the process is also the content: 'The process is the message'.
From January to April 2022, there will be eight consecutive premieres in all eight countries, digitally connected. They will take as their starting point the material that was created in July 2021 in the jointly designed digital garden
Artists and location:
Tehran: Azade Shahmiri / Alexandria: Abdalla Daif / Berlin: Lydia Ziemke / Baku/Kherson: Zarif Bakirova & Mykola Gomanuk / Marrakesh: Youness Atbane / Wrexham: Lucy Ellinson / Beirut: Maya Zbib / Dehli: Amitesh Grover
Tehran lab "Transient": 15-21 January 2022
Alexandria lab "Amanah Ya Bahr": 21 January 2022, Jesuit Cultural Center
Berlin lab: 30 January 2022, Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg
Baku/Kherson lab & Marrakech lab: February 2022
Beirut lab & Wrexham lab & Dehli lab: March 2022