Ambient Theatre Fury

The Death Of Dialogue and How To Avoid It

Two people, and a frantic desire for an encounter.
In perpetually anguished attempts to connect, saying ‘you’ is locked in an endless echo of an ‘I’.
But they, and their emotions, are real, fleshed out in their striving bodies!
Under a flood of smartness lurks a heap of insecurity.
How little it takes and yet so unreachable it seems to leave one’s own ego-chamber and construct something else, a relation with another. 

With Ambient Theatre Fury, Anna Franziska Jäger and Nathan Ooms continue their artistic research into the relationship between digital media and subjectivity in crisis. After "Bartlebabe", which unraveled the individual in a virtuoso monologue, Ambient Theatre Fury marks the next step: the search for a dialogue between flamboyant and anxious subjectivities.

Jäger and Ooms start from the observation that contemporary culture is increasingly pervaded by so-called 'ambient' experiences. Netflix series, popular songs, but also the streams of our social media feeds: this ambience arises from a specific intersection of frivolous pleasure with banal seduction. All this clamor generates a form of absence; it is a type of pseudo-activity that numbs the sense of time and demands a certain stillness from the subject. What happens when this ambient quality is magnified and amplified, gliding nervously or raging furiously across the scene?

Discover the playlist with their favorite songs HERE. Warning: do not shuffle!

Language: English
Duration: 60 minutes

by & with Anna Franziska Jäger & Nathan Ooms
costumes, scenography & inside eye Carly Rae Heathcote
dramaturgy Bojana Cvejić
text coaching Bryana Fritz
technical Koen Goosens & Rune Floryn
a production by CAMPO Production in coproduction with TAZ & Sabam For Culture – Jong Werk beurs TAZ, Kunstenwerkplaats Brussels
with the support of VGC & De Grote Post Oostende

In the context of Zürich liest
Many thanks for making the residency possible to Tanzhaus Zürich