Performing Architecture
Conference of the Absent

Conference of the Absent Foto (image section): © Sebastian Hoppe
There is a crisis! And in times of global crisis, it's all about global cooperation. Nevertheless, this time the crisis is being dealt with locally - on behalf of the world: at a conference that no one needs to book a flight or mount a train for. A performance to which the invited experts and speakers do not appear physically, but are represented by local people who only receive their script at the beginning of their presentation. In Conference of the Absent, the audience observes people from their own city as they take on the identity of an absent conference speaker.


Conference of the Absent in the German Pavillion:
November 20, 2021, 11am–1pm and 3pm–5pm
November 21, 2021, 11am–1pm and 3pm–5pm

Access to the German Pavillion is with access to the Venice Biennale of Architecture (please note the currently valid Covid regulations of the Venice Biennale of Architecture).
For Goethe-Institut/ Performing Architecture, Rimini Protokoll is developing a special edition in cooperation with the German Pavilion, which will feature in the empty German pavilion as a guest from 2038.

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German Pavilion

Giardini della Biennale , 30010 Venice


Language: English, Italian
Admission: with access to the Venice Biennale of Architecture (we refer to the currently applicable Covid rules at all events)
Theater, Performance

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