Liquid Staging: Bigger Than the Big Screen
Friday, March 22nd 2024, 6:00 p.m., OVAL
Liquid Staging – for which its creator Asteris Kutulas has been awarded the Hans Vogt Award at the Hof International Film Festival – represents the basis of new show and event formats, and at the same time a new challenge for all the involved technical professions. It is a constantly changing “medium”, that unites all design components. These components include film, stage, acting, dance, gaming, music, sound, lighting, design, architecture, digital art, virtual reality, etc. Liquid Staging completely overcomes the boundaries between “stage” and “film”. It does not only play on the stage background, but also on the entire floor area, the ceiling area of the stage space, the side walls, and – depending on the storyboard – the entire audience area. It creates a “hybrid experiential space”, in which a new “osmotic” form of performance can be realized with the technical-digital possibilities of the 21st century. According to the creator, this innovation introduces many novel options: the stage design morphs into a movie and vice versa. As a result, the actors on stage also frequently transform into protagonists of a film scene. Throughout the entire performance, they serve as both theatre and film actors – or a vital linking medium for this new creative space.
Asteris Kutulas is an author, director, producer and polymedia artist. From 1981 to 2021, he had a close artistic collaboration with Mikis Theodorakis. Since 1989, he has also worked as a music and event producer. In 2016, he founded the Greek film festival Hellas Filmbox Berlin together with Ina Kutulas and Sandra von Ruffin. This year, he is a member of the jury of The Greek Film Festival in Berlin in the Short Films category. In his masterclass, he will present – through a variety of examples – the Liquid Staging technology as a new way of thinking for the digital age and what role the medium of film plays in this. The masterclass will be followed by a discussion with the audience.
open event / no fee at the Oval of Babylon, 1st floor