Theater, Performance und Tanz in Hamburg - Kampnagel

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Internationales Sommerfestival 2020
Oliver Zahn:

Lob des Vergessens, Teil 2

  • © Oliver Zahn
Online / Theory
  • Duration: ca. 60 Min.
  • Tickets: 3 Euro
  • Tue, 18.08.2020 21:00
    German Version
    Online Tickets
  • Wed, 19.08.2020 21:00
    English version
    Online Tickets

The choreographic-discursive performance essays by Oliver Zahn cleverly deal with the subjects of history, nationalism and the body. His latest work was created during the lockdown for the Zoom videoconferencing platform. It is the result of an intense research that Zahn began in an ethnographic sound archive on the expulsion of Germans after the Second World War. In this archive, he stumbled upon a song in which a displaced person sings about his experiences of displacement, escape and arrival in his new home. Zahn, himself a descendant of displaced persons, traces his own biographical voids regard to this topic and develops the thesis of so-called strategies of collective forgetting. The work is created live on the desktop, as the central place of current knowledge production and access gate for the World Archive that is the Internet.  

After the performances there will be an audience discussion in the chat.


This year the summer festival takes place under special circumstances. Therefore it is important that we observe security measures to protect everyone and collect the contact information of our guests. This works without complications, but only with your help:

·         Everywhere: Keep a distance of 1.5m, except in self-chosen groups of max. 10 people;

·         In all indoor areas: Wear mouth-nose-protection, except in fixed seating areas;

·         In the festival garden and in the Peacetanbul Restaurant: please always register as soon as you take a seat. The registration is done analogue with pen and paper or digital via a QR CODE. More information on site.


Here you will find the current coronavirus hygiene rules for your visit.

  • By and with: Oliver Zahn
  • Dramaturgy: Felizitas Stilleke

A production by Oliver Zahn. In Cooperation with GIFT Gateshead. Funded by the Take-Care-Programm within Fonds Darstellende Künste.


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