Cargo Berlin – Timișoara

Cargo Berlin – Timișoara is a live spatial model. A site-specific performance for European and boarder-cities. Its freight is its potential and the laboratory nature of its stage production.

The vehicle is a converted truck carrying stories instead of goods. For the shows the truck is converted into a hall with a window at the lateral side of the vehicle, an audio system, and several spotlights outside. Where goods used to be stacked in the past, now the audience is sitting and looking from a changed perspective back to their city. Thus, the truck serves as an observatory, a theatre probe, a mobile binocular trained at the cities like a microscope. The audience includes 49 people from the city visited by the truck, invited to come to a central venue and transferred for two hours from there to a roadside fast-food restaurant, cargo handling ramps, warehouses or border checkpoints etc. On the road cordless microphones will transmit their mobile biographies live into the truck – a road movie which is no movie.

This project is part of the national cultural programme ”Timișoara – European Capital of Culture in the year 2023" and is funded by the City of Timișoara, through the Center for Projects.

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