Basic Bill

The Sophiensaele Berlin commissioned French artist Stefan Shankland to create a site-specific installation in collaboration with our degree students. During a three week workshop a twelve-metre-tall sculpture was assembled in the theatre courtyard. Obsolete materials such as old stage flats, props, discarded furniture, posters and junk – the materialised traces of the venue‘s complex history – re-emerged as a characterisation of the Sophiensaele and so stand as a recent expression of the theatre‘s ever-changing identity.