Das Schaudepot


The performance – book performance and discussion at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, 16.11.2023, 5 pm

Melanie Mohren and Bernhard Herbordt present their new work ‘Die Vorstellung (The Presentation) in a special guided tour in the Study Hall of the Graphic Collection at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart: 

‘The Presentation’ is a performance in book form. At least from the outside, ‘The Presentation’ looks like any book in any collection, archive or library. When the book is opened, it contains playing cards, media players, accompanying text, felt supports and other utensils from long-past, much larger performances. Opening the book, a personal introduction begins for only one visitor as the protagonist. An exploration tour of the surrounding institution. With all their accesses and exclusions. In written, spoken and German sign language. With integrated audio description. Visitors are invited to experience and complete ‘The Presentation’ in their own order and rhythm. Or imagine it.

In a subsequent conversation with curator Dr. Susanne Kaufmann-Valet, Melanie Mohren and Bernhard Herbordt talk about their artistic ideas and questions in the context of institutions.

16.11.2023, 5 pm, Study Hall of the Graphic Collection, Meeting Point Foyer of the State Gallery

Admission free, max. 25 people

Further information and registration at www.staatsgalerie.de 

Audio description and DGS interpretation can be provided. Please contact us at info@die-institution.org or 0711–88892770.



Concept, text, direction: Melanie Mohren and Bernhard Herbordt
Speakers: Maila Giesder, Melanie Mohren and Bernhard Herbordt
Audio description: Maila Giesder and Matthias Nagel
DGS videos, performance: Sabine Scherbel and Mirko Scheit
Consulting, Accessibility: Matthias Hanel and Matthias Nagel
Editing: Viola van Beek
Graphic design: Demian Bern
Photography: Dominique Brewing
Research, organization: Felicitas Arnold and Marlis Wiedemann 
Production management: Andrea Oberfeld /Ehrliche Arbeit – freies Kulturbüro

‘Die Vorstellung’ (The Presentation) is a production by Herbordt/Mohren (‘The Institution), funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg (‘Art Despite Distance’) and the Cultural Office of the City of Stuttgart. 

Research and preparation were funded by the Performing Arts Fund from funds of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.

Photo: Dominique Brewing Photo: Dominique Brewing Photo: Dominique Brewing Photo: Dominique Brewing Photo: Dominique Brewing Photo: Dominique Brewing Photo: Dominique Brewing