Infinite Jest – Footnote 24
The project Infinite Jest initiated by HAU combines performance and literature in form of a theatrical marathon in and around Berlin: a wide range of artists will stage scenes from the novel ‘Infinite Jest’ by David Foster Wallace at various sites in the city.
Infinite Jest involves quasi-endless viewing! For twenty-four hours Berlin will be transformed into the Boston of the future described in the novel. For twenty-four hours, the audience can travel to those peripheral places in Berlin, which are otherwise seldom visited, and gaze at the one-time futurist visionary architecture of the sixties and seventies.
Far after midnight, the tour will reach the Fontanehaus in Reinickendorf. There She She Pop will explore a single footnote in the novel – the filmography of filmmaker James Orin Incandenza. Based on his oeuvre, She She Pop will delve into a midnight crisis of: do we need / do we still have / how risky is and / what really is humor?
In German and English
Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace - 24 Hours through the Utopian West
With: Biancchi/Macras, Gob Squad, Peter Kastenmüller, Jan Klata, Chris Kondek, Anna Sophie Mahler, Richard Maxwell, Mariano Pensotti, Philippe Quesne, She She Pop, Anna Viebrock, Jeremy Wade and the video animation „My best Thing“ by Frances Stark
Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the German Federal Agency for Cultural Education.
Infinite Jest - Footnote 24
Concept: She She Pop.
By and with: Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Tobias Dusche, Ilia Papatheodorou and Sebastian Bark.
Stage and Costumes: Sandra Fox.
Sound Design: Max Knoth.
Dramaturgical advice & Production Assistant: Sabine Salzmann. Assistant: Eva Liparova.
2nd Assistant: Karl Watson, Ruschka Steininger.
Production/PR: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro.
Administration: Elke Weber.
Thanks to Teresa Albiez and Isa Ott.
A She She Pop production.
In Co-Production with the Hebbel am Ufer Berlin.
Funded by the City of Berlin.
premiere, June 2012, HAU, Berlin