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What is the Schaudepot?: A library of performances – to browse, borrow or experience live
The Game by Viviana González Méndez
The Game by Viviana González Méndez: This game comes from learning about how traditions, coming from rural and suburban context of popular Andean world, understand and create relationships with their surroundings. Distilled from these traditions is, especially, the idea that space is understood as a community of beings that are interwoven and in constant dialogue with each other. By this logic, there is no hierarchical difference between the human and other beings. But if we accept that places can be beings, then we should also include them as part of this community. And what surrounds us are not simply objects but living entities with which we could establish relations of reciprocity.
The Schaudepot – A…or…NO…farewell tour
The Schaudepot – A…or…NO…farewell tour: Together with guests, Melanie Mohren and Bernhard Herbordt walk from the Theater Rampe to the Schaudepot. This is the place that – by the way – has also become an archive of the collaboration between Herbordt/Mohren and Theater Rampe over the past ten years.
‘Stadtraum-Theater in der alten Fliesenlegerwerkstatt.’ by Elisabeth Maier, Theater der Zeit, 4/2023. Since 2021, Herbordt and Mohren, the two pioneers of the performing arts, have been operating their Schaudepot in the former workshop of an Altenbergweg tiler, in the midst of many rental apartments down in Stuttgart Kessel. Regarding the concept, Herbordt remarks:⁠ “Our basic idea is to bring theatre into the residential area.” During lunch break or after work, people stop by and watch videos of the productions that the Herbordt/Mohren collective has been creating since 2012. For their socio-political performative projects, the two were awarded the "Der Faust" German Theatre Prize in the genre-busting category in 2022. This “great encouragement” has only emboldened them to do more. Astroneto: Dance in Space by Jorge Alencar und Neto Machado
Astroneto: Dance in Space  by Jorge Alencar und Neto Machado: The first book in the ‘Paper Choreography’ collection, ‘Astroneto: dance in space’ originates from the performance ‘Desastro’, by Neto Machado, which dives into the adventure of Major Tom, from the song “Space Oddity” by David Bowie, in his travel to space and attempt to explore the unknown.
The Book of Fire (Livro de Fogo) by Jorge Alencar und Neto Machado
The Book of Fire (Livro de Fogo) by Jorge Alencar und Neto Machado: ‘Livro de Fogo’ is a book-game that proposes to open a board and share stories that nurture us: stories that we remember, that we know, that we hear, that we invent, that we dream, that we miss. A book rooted in paper and continually written orally, in exchange, in the body.
The Schaudepot – Spezial V – Die Gesellschaft (The Society), Kodak et al., 18.3.2023, 2-8 p.m.
The Schaudepot – Spezial V – Die Gesellschaft (The Society), Kodak et al., 18.3.2023, 2-8 p.m.: Schaudepot Special presents, among other things, in the afternoon ‘The Society’ and ‘The Children's Society’ with guests from around the world, an ‘An idea lab on the potential of virtual reality for blind and visually impaired persons’ by and with Steven Solbrig, Matthias Nagel and guests. In the evening we look forward to the reception on the occasion of the German Theater Award ‘Der Faust’ for ‘Das Schaudepot’ and the presentation of the new performance ‘Kodak’ for adults and children by and with Jorge Alencar and Neto Machado!
The ‘Blinding Virtual Reality?’ lab. On the potential of virtual reality for blind and visually impaired persons by and with Steven Solbrig, Matthias Nagel and guests / 18.3.2023, 4:00-5:30 pm.
The ‘Blinding Virtual Reality?’ lab. On the potential of virtual reality for blind and visually impaired persons by and with Steven Solbrig, Matthias Nagel and guests / 18.3.2023, 4:00-5:30 pm.: Together, in this idea lab, we explore the potential of performative formats of virtual reality for blind and visually impaired people, and look for a plot, for initial impulses for a digital storytelling and performing. 
‘Theater aus dem Schaudepot. Performance-Perlen archiviert’ by Dietrich Heissenbüttel, CONTEXT Wochenzeitung 614 of 4.1.2023 (in German). “The Schaudepot for the Performing Arts is a unique place where the audience can explore theatre in a very special way. Bernhard Herbordt and Melanie Mohren have archived their pieces there. And they are available for a guided tour or a program at any time. (Dietrich Heissenbüttel, CONTEXT Wochenzeitung 614 of 4.1.23 (in German)). Die Gesellschaft (the Society) by Herbordt/Mohren, with the theatre collective ‘The Trailer’ (Karina Pino and Alessandra Santiesteban) and Ebru Nihan Celkan, 11.2.2023, 4-6 p.m. In the Schaudepot you can expect: an introduction ‘The Society’ as a performance and a new research society with Melanie Mohren and Bernhard Herbordt; an encounter with a society member; a video archive of all previous encounters; the opportunity to become a society member yourself, or to propose one. And a society game. You will only feel imagined rain on your palms or start a conversation with a prolonged silence. German Theatre Prize ‘Der Faust’
German Theatre Prize ‘Der Faust’: We’re delighted to have been awarded the German Theater Award ‘Der Faust’ in the category ‘Genrespringer’ (genre jumpers) for ‘Das Schaudepot’!
Die Gesellschaft (The Society), by Herbordt/Mohren, with Lilian Gonzalez, Jorge Alencar, Neto Machado, Tina Pantisano, 10.12.2022, 4-6 p.m.
Die Gesellschaft (The Society), by Herbordt/Mohren, with Lilian Gonzalez, Jorge Alencar, Neto Machado, Tina Pantisano, 10.12.2022, 4-6 p.m.:
The Schaudepot – Special IV – The Society a.o., 8.10.2022, 2–8 p.m.
The Schaudepot – Special IV – The Society a.o., 8.10.2022, 2–8 p.m.: The Schaudepot - Special presents, among many other things, ‚Die Gesellschaft’ (The Society) as a new performance with live audio description in the Schaudepot in the afternoon and looks forward to a lecture by Azadeh Sharifi in the early evening. 2-8pm. For adults and children!
Reading in the Void - Marginalized Artists in Germany - Zoom Lecture by Azadeh Sharifi, 8.10.2022, 6 p.m. (broadcast live at Schaudepot)
Reading in the Void - Marginalized Artists in Germany - Zoom Lecture by Azadeh Sharifi, 8.10.2022, 6 p.m. (broadcast live at Schaudepot): Which artists and artistic productions have been and are being collected and archived in Germany? Whose art and cultural production is racialized, ethnicized and marginalized? And how can this void be dealt with?
The Schaudepot - lunch break The Schaudepot always opens on Tuesdays for a quick performance during the lunch break. The offer also includes tactile guided tours, performances with audio description or in German sign language. Individual appointment from 12: 00 to 14: 00 at info@die-institution.org. The Society (Die Gesellschaft) von Herbordt/Mohren
The Society (Die Gesellschaft) von Herbordt/Mohren:
Tastmodel (Touch Model)
Tastmodel (Touch Model):
Guided tours
Guided tours: During the guided tours, Melanie Mohren and Bernhard Herbordt present the Schaudepot. Online via Zoom or on site.
The children’s festival with Matthias Engler, Anja Füsti and Tina Pantisano
The children’s festival with Matthias Engler, Anja Füsti and Tina Pantisano: Eleven composers have written new pieces of music for children for the performance of “The Festival”.
The Festival by Herbordt/Mohren
Tutorial Takdir. The recognition by Ülku Süngün
Tutorial Takdir. The recognition by Ülku Süngün: At the Schaudepot you can expect: a site-specific installation with the interactive video “Tutorial Takdir. Die Anerkennung” (2021, 5 min, Credits: Open Process/ASA-FF e. V, Chemnitz), which will be expanded with further videos and image material of different performances as well as their use in the context of activist actions. Props of the performance, including a large-format banner and certificates, question the archiving of a performance without the presence of the artist.
Dance Library: Festival Fantasies by Jorge Alencar and Neto Machado
Dance Library: Festival Fantasies by Jorge Alencar and Neto Machado: “Dance Library: Festival Fantasies” is a choreographic situation by and with Jorge Alencar and Neto Machado. The online performance is based on their installation, “Dance Library”. Here and there, the two transform their bodies into dancing books and tell the audience about almost forgotten performances. Interactive and intimate.
NORM IS F!KTION #1/2 by NAF
NORM IS F!KTION #1/2 by NAF: Personal, human needs stand in contrast to the (luxury department store) world, its bourgeois values and codes and the exhaustive imperative: Always keep moving! Space is a resource. Shopping is one option among many.
Little Wonders of the Prairie by Bureau Baubotanik
Little Wonders of the Prairie by Bureau Baubotanik: “Kleine Wunder der Prärie” (“Little Wonders of the Prairie”) is a short stroll through the botanical landscape to the collection of small and medium sized discoveries. The miracle unfolds the moment that - with a little assistance - attention is paid to tread plants.
Architectural Description in text and Image. Room by room, from big to small. The Assembly by and by Herbordt/Mohren and guests
The Assembly by and by Herbordt/Mohren and guests:
Das Schaudepot - Special III / A day to participate, discover, experience and celebrate, 2.7.2022, 2–8 pm
Das Schaudepot - Special III / A day to participate, discover, experience and celebrate, 2.7.2022, 2–8 pm:
Das Schaudepot – Spezial II during the Stuttgart Cultural Festival ‘Funkeln inklusive’ (Sparkles included), 22.5.2022, 2-8 pm
Das Schaudepot – Spezial II during the Stuttgart Cultural Festival ‘Funkeln inklusive’ (Sparkles included), 22.5.2022, 2-8 pm: The ‘Funkeln inklusive’ festival focuses on the topic of inclusion in Stuttgart culture with various events and the Schaudepot is happy to open its doors for this purpose: individual performances are performed live with audio description or in German sign language. There are tactile guided tours through the rooms as well as guided tours in German sign language.
Childfication and Ethics of Pluralism in Art – Zoom-Lecture by and with Jorge Alencar and Neto Machado, 2.4.2022 / 7 pm
Childfication and Ethics of Pluralism in Art – Zoom-Lecture by and with Jorge Alencar and  Neto Machado, 2.4.2022 / 7 pm: In English, on site at the Schaudepot as well as online via Zoom
Duration approx. 60 minutes
Das Schaudepot – Special! For all ages, on site and online, 2nd of April 2022, 2-8 p.m. (CEST) The Schaudepot celebrates new incoming performances - with a neighborhood festival, a lecture series and The Festival: a music workshop for children and a hybrid performance by Herbordt/Mohren & guests. The children’s festival – Music-Workshop for children, 2nd of April 2022 / 4-5 p.m. (CET) In the workshop “The Children’s Festival” with Anja Füsti and Tina Pantisano, you play excerpts of new music pieces yourself, and even make music while chewing. registration required at info@die-institution.org Ableism as Usual? Introduction to the History of Art and Disability, a lecture by Steven Solbrig and Dirk Sorge
Ableism as Usual? Introduction to the History of Art and Disability, a lecture by Steven Solbrig and Dirk Sorge : How were people with disabilities negotiated, treated and portrayed in the past? What does all this have to do with the visibility of art and culture with disabilities today? How is ableism reflected in society and art? Which artists with disabilities are currently actually visible in the German art and culture sector, who and where not? And what does it take for the equal recognition and participation of artists with disabilities? For example, what would an art history with a disability look like?
Opening, 4 July 2021
Opening, 4 July 2021: For the first time, the Schaudepot can be visited on site and in person. With guided tours, discussions, performances and culinary offers.