X pe d/t ition 4 | A project funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation/Doppelpass Fund. In coproduction with projekttheater Dresden.
„EPNOTIA“ – the „Experimental Prototype Newtown of Tomorrow“ – is a videowalk which investigates the dynamics of gentrification and explores alternative ideas for urban planning. Equipped with a smartphone and headphones visitors are guided through urban space with the help of audio and video tracks. During the walk they encounter various inhabitants of EPNOTIA – all of which are utopians and inventors of sorts – and they become acquainted with their conflicting visions of how they would like to live. The visitors experience the controversies involving urban planning processes, alternative life models and investment projects and thus find out about the many options open to urban planning. The constant juxtaposition of reality and fiction compels us to focus on the question: How do we really want to live?
The artist collective theatrale subversion creates a parallel world to the new town area of Dresden, in which visionary scenarios and bizarre figures appear. In preparation for this project the actors spent several weeks talking to people, who in some way deal with the future development of Dresden´s new town – residents, activists, politicians, investors, people in academic positions and employees of the city government. Based on these interviews the artists then created a dialogue concerning the different priorities in urban planning, a dialogue which is then presented in EPNOTIA.
Norman Grotegut, Romy Weyrauch, Martin Zepter
Norman Grotegut, Martin Zepter
Aljoscha Domes (Zauberer), Olga Feger (Conny), Sascha Hermeth (Uhrensammler), Romy Weyrauch (Frau Stadtplania)
camera, cut and animation:
setdesign and requisite:
sounddesign and music:
sound recordings and editing:
Stephanie Krah und Romy Weyrauch
video and installation “Pilzproduktion”:
arstistic and organisational collaboration:
Daniela Guse und Martin Zepter
The project “EPNOTIA” is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation/Doppelpass Fund, by Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen and by Kulturstiftung Dresden der Dresdner Bank
and is supported by OPG Center-Parking GmbH und SONY