This year’s master’s graduates, Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum, invite you to the exhibition of their final theses on: Saturday, June 22nd, 2024 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ackerstraße 76, 13355 Berlin from 9 p.m. Live music with the Brazzbanditen, followed by electronic beats from dj feta and Naughty Natalie.

The graduates will show 14 individual works on various topics in the areas of space, change and translation.

In the works of Alicia Willudda and Gaetan Langlois-Meurinne, space and change are initially understood in material and practical terms. The works of Paula Koch and Hannah Grimme, dealing with Kafka’s novel ‘America’, also ask how inner spaces and loneliness can become physical. Turning again to the collective, Ellen Schäfer examines intergenerational spaces: What does a space of silence look like?

Ellen Schäfer
Paula Koch
Alicia Willudda
Hannah Grimme
Gaétan Langlois-Meurinne

Generation, kinship and fatherhood brings Saijun Xie to Kafka’s ‘process’ and the origin of our worlds. In her work ‘Embodied Traumas’, Lina Staudinger asks herself how a body can be understood as a home and a self-transforming in-between. With a work on ‘The Metamorphosis’, probably Kafka’s most famous work, Natalie Giannopoulos also explores questions of identity and transformation.

Lina Staudinger
Saijun Xie
Natalie Giannopoulos

Change is closely connected to identity, as can be seen in the works of Arina Nicolae-Balas, Laura Batkowski, Nils Braun and Zoë Stach. While Laura researches on a work-real level how quickly and credibly changes in identity can be implemented, Zoë tells the connection between identity and object in a contemporary fairy tale. Based on this, what is probably the most archetypal work on identity and change, ‘Orlando’ by Virginia Woolf Nils and Arina, serves to deal with the representation and transformation of gender identity. Arina is also interested in the narrative element of metafiction in Woolf’s work.

Nils Braun
Arina Nicolae-Balas
Laura Batkowski
Zoe Stach

Narration and translation will be the formal subject of the discussion in two works: Joshua Tewes-McCoy discusses media translations using Anne Carson’s ‘Autobiography of Red’ while Areen Abu Raddad uses the place “Madafa” as a basis for the question of what requirements a space fulfills must in order to make cultural translations possible.

Joshua Tewes-McCoy
Areen Abu Raddad

The diversity of the chosen topics and forms of implementation, which range between stage space/costume, exhibition formats, theatrical spatial installations and film works, represent the interdisciplinary orientation of the Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum at the TU Berlin. Under the direction of Prof. Kerstin Laube and the supervision of other lecturers, students receive the “Master of Arts” degree with the two-year master’s program.

Mentoring: Prof. Kerstin Laube, Klemens Kühn, Johann Jörg, Johanna Pfau, Annette Müller, Robert Niemann, Isabel Robson, Eva Born, Ludger Jansen, Maria Wolgast,  Ludmila Rodrigues

Mentoring exhibition: Franziska Ritter