Dunkle Materie (Dark Matter)
Notes on blindness
I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish’d, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air.
(from Darkness by Lord Byron)
Dark Matter is lurking in the depths of space, holding it together at the same time. It has never been seen, but it has to be there somewhere. Dark Matter is also lurking in the depths of our self. We do not know exactly why, but we are guilty. From the moment of our birth we are entangled in oppression and destruction. But the worst thing would be if we did not even have to pay. If we were not punished for what we do. With blind eyes, we dream our demise. Not even self-optimization or the organic supermarket are of any help.
O-Team goes in search for its guilty conscience. Through Oedipus’ eyes, it casts a glance at the inhabitants of the anthropocene, entangled in guilt and impotence. An eclectic theater event on multi-crisis, guilt, wormholes, greenwashing, narcissism and predestination.
Welcome to the dark side
by and with O-Team
music: Rivkah Tenuiflora
production management: schæfer&sœhne
Kunstverein Wagenhalle, Stuttgart
07. – 09. November 2019
Theater Rampe, Stuttgart
Dark Matter is a production by O-Team in cooperation with Theater Rampe. It is the second part of the Independent Institute for Animism and Technology. Gefördert durch die Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart und den Landesverband freier Tanz- und Theaterschaffender Baden-Württemberg e.V. aus Mitteln des Ministeriums für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst des Landes Baden-Württemberg.