Tag: Theater der Überforderung

12.09.2015 – Guest Blogger

lmv_extracts

With lmv_extracts Marie Angeletti has not only documented the project La Marie-Vison but translated it into an autonomous film.

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11.06.2015 – Guest Blogger

Shuji Terayama

by Gabrielle Schaad

 

Anarchitecture

Where should we start with the story of Shuji Terayama, theater director, filmmaker and writer, as an introduction to our Theater der Überforderung, or Theater of Excess? The work of this artist, who died in 1983 and came from the Japanese province of Aomori, has its origins in Tokyo in the late 1950s. Bedridden in hospital for three years in his early 20s due to an illness,...

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30.04.2015 – Guest Blogger

Terayama Shuji. First Period (1967–1969)

Michael Zimmermann on Theater der Überforderung

 

Around 1967 when Terayama’s underground theater troupe “Tenjô Sajiki” was formed, economic high-growth-era Japan saw the resurgence of a nationwide protest movement. Groups protesting Japan’s complicit role in the Vietnam War linked up with workers, environmentalists, and radical students. The following years saw a mass of demonstrations – peaceful and violent –, occupations of public squares, train stations and universities (at one point approx. 80% of universities were completely or partly barricaded) and bloody...

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