Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) 2022 presents
by Krzysztof Garbaczewski and Theater Freiburg
Country: Germany | Running Time: 110 | Language: German | Year Of Release: 2021
About Faust II
Faust descends to the mothers, Mephistopheles faces – despite aversion – his pre-Christian relatives and Helena dares the leap from antiquity to the Middle Ages. In the meantime, important things are happening in the laboratory of the scientist Wagner: according to a secret recipe, he is researching nothing less than the creation of life (without any idle human union…). In a test tube Homunculus sees the light of day and formulates only one wish: to come into being in the best sense…
“In a wild round dance, Polish director Krzysztof Garbaczewski takes his audience into the infinite expanses of Goethe’s universe: from nature to culture, from ancient Greek mythology to medieval literature, from the art of war, science and philosophy to capital and world-building, right into the Anthropocene…
Garbaczewski, whose productions move at the intersection of theatre, film and, above all, virtual reality, presents Faust’s journey as a trip into the abysses of his own unconscious, based on selected passages from the classical original. Live on stage, in film and in the digital spaces of virtual technologies, actors and avatars, analog and virtual meet.” -Krzysztof Garbaczewski and Theater Freiburg
About Krzysztof Garbaczewski and Theater Freiburg
Krzysztof Garbaczewski is a visual artist and director. His characteristic collage style, the use of video projections and direct transmissions allude to our contemporary cyber-sensitivity. In his performances Garbaczewski speaks about the most important existential issues and seeks for boundary experiences. Garbaczewski’s creation is a complex ecosystem of human interaction, an androgynous way of being that lies beyond gender divisions, nature, and cyberspace.
Krzysztof Garbaczewski (born 1983 in Bialystok, Poland) is a visual artist and director. His characteristic collage style, the use of video projections and direct transmissions allude to our contemporary cyber-sensitivity. In his performances Garbaczewski speaks about the most important existential issues and seeks for boundary experiences. Taking an ironic look at everything that is theatrical (e.g. stage illusion, the actor’s relationship to his role, fidelity to the text of the play, scenicity), he comments on and exceeds previous experimental attempts, while also considering the genesis of theatre itself, which is ritual. Garbaczewski’s creation is a complex ecosystem of human interaction, an androgynous way of being that lies beyond gender divisions, nature, and cyberspace. Garbaczewski not only draws attention to the organic relations that occur during the creation of certain performative narratives, but also emphasizes queer biodiversity. It functions as a space unconstrained by preconceived outcomes, dichotomous divisions, and hermetic categories, as a form suitable for the relations that may arise in the future.
Founder of Dream Adoption Society collective, which focuses on developing a language of digital arts – virtual and augmented reality in the space of theatre and performance art. His practice combines new technologies with art in theatrical performances. Dream Adoption Society uses solutions such as scanning and implementing actors into a live 3D virtual environment, applications that enable virtual reality to be experienced by multiple audiences simultaneously, the creation of digital avatars and VR (Virtual Reality) environments combined with real scenery and props, or the use of holographic characters generated in real time in Augmented Reality.
Theater Freiburg holds a reputation internationally as one of the leading venues for opera, drama, dance and concerts in the German speaking countries. When Peter Carp took over as Managing Director in 2017 he proclaimed the theatre a „Weltempfänger“ (world receiver). He continued to enhance his longstanding efforts to promote international directing talents, yet unknown to a German speaking audience (e.g. Ewelina Marciniak / PL, Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom / ZA, by Proxy / NOR or Bojana Lazic / BR). Ever since many projects had been initiated covering all genres – drama, opera, young theatre and dance – presenting an international, partly performative, documentary and discursive and most of all multidisciplinary artistic programme.
About The Festival
The Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) is an annual event showcasing films drawn from the world of theatre and performance. The festival presents experimental, emerging, and established theatre artists and filmmakers from around the world to audiences and industry professionals. The 7th annual festival will focus on work for the screen created by theatre artists during the Time of Corona. The festival will be held digitally from March 1st – 15th 2022.
Watch Faust II from March 1st to March 15th 2022 on the Segal Center Film Festival on Theatre and Performance (FTP) website.
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