State-Theatre #3

The Staatsoper Unter den Linden, built in 1741, is the oldest theatre building in Berlin. In the course of its history it represented the most opposing political systems, from the ‘Kaiserreich’ to National Socialism and the Socialism of the GDR period. Its architectural layout was changed and reconstructed several times. From September 2010 the Opera House has again become a construction site for several years. After year-long controversial debates the state representatives assigned the architects to preserve the building’s neo-rococo layout.

state-theatre is a modular art project by Constanze Fischbeck and Daniel Kötter that explores urban conditions for performance. The six experimental documentaries are screened in Arsenal cinema Berlin the 16th and 17th of November!

  • German with English subtitles
  • 10/2015
  • Hermann Heisig, Elpida Orfanidou