How do experimental formats in the performing arts respond to the representational needs of a city? Whose interests allow for public negotiation when public spaces become subject to growing privatisation? These are the two questions that FFT wants to tackle during Outside the Box. In this framework Sarah van Lamsweerde and Andrew Fremont-Smith have started to play around with the theme of visibility and invisibility. How can the arts be more visible? When do they become invisible?
Düsseldorf seems to be a city unlike many others in Europe when it comes to the support of the arts, especially visual arts. In past and present the city has attracted important figures – think Joseph Beuys, Andreas Gursky or Gerhard Richter to name a few – and is itself one of the richest cities in Germany. “I see the same stuff here I see in New York City…
The results of the research phase from 10–23 mar/2014 will be posted here. Please visit us again! You can find the research question from Düsseldorf here.