Christian Mahlow, Anna Edina Devánszki, Sinja Marie Krüger, Annika Stadler, Joe Kienast, Marcus Nebe
In BLAST#wasmachstdumorgen (BLAST#whatareyoudoingtomorrow), participants create an avatar: Your Child 2055. The central question is whether the child is born in one of the big European metropolises or on the outskirts, the “fringes” of these places. The metropolises are protected islands in a nearly completely destroyed Europe. The cities are controlled by C.A.R.E., a geo-engineering corporation that ensures optimal climatic conditions, regulates UV radiation, the temperature balance, and the amount of rain and sunshine. The climate protection shield of Metroberlin© ensures unique yet ideal living conditions, while those living on the fringes suffer from constant rain and flooding. Severe weather warnings are announced for the whole region just before the summer solstice celebration – the most important day of the year – in June 2055. A humanitarian catastrophe threatens the fringes of Metroberlin©.
How would Your Child 2055 react? How many lives of others is a perfect and protected space worth? Which way will your avatar go? Will it revolt or integrate?
BLAST tells its story through five different avatars from June 2055, through pictures, videos, reports, and blog entries. Through different social networks, their world can be discovered, and through the opportunity to comment, share, and interact with these protagonists, the participants in BLAST will become co-authors of this story, ultimately deciding the course it will take.
Christian Mahlow studied theater studies and dramaturgy. After working as a dramaturge and freelance director at a number of theaters, Mahlow now works for SpecSripts as a freelance author and dramaturge.
Anna Edina Devánszki studied visual arts and film in Szeged. She now works as a translator in Berlin.
Sinja Marie Krüger studied dramaturgy at the Zurich University of the Arts and the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art in Berlin. In addition to her work for the Swiss performance collective NEUE DRINGLICHKEIT, Krüger works as a freelance author for SpecScripts.
Annika Stadler studied theater, art history, and comparative studies. Since 2012 she has lived in Berlin, where she works as a freelance dramaturge, author, and performer for theaters such as BAT Berlin, the Volksbühne Berlin, Schauspiel Stuttgart, and the Neuköllner Oper. Since 2013 she has worked as a freelancer for SpecScripts.
Joe Kienast is currently finishing his dissertation on film acting at the University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig. His work as freelancer and collaboration with a number of production companies gave him experience in various aspects of practical film work (script, production, direction, casting). He currently works as a story developer and dramaturge for SpecScripts.
Marcus Nebe studied media art at the Academy of Visual Arts Leipzig and works internationally as an artist and performer.