2-4.2 "Lab of Fools" - laborotory of humor at Studio 0/1 Berlin (DE)
15.2 "ha ha ha" - workshop at LOFFT DAS THEATER Leipzig (DE)
17.2 "ha ha ha" - work-in-progress sharing at LOFFT DAS THEATER Leipzig (DE)
8-10.3 "Lab of Fools" - laborotory of humor at Studio 0/1 Berlin (DE)
Many thanks to these production houses and organisations for providing residential spaces and support: LOFFT DAS THEATER Leipzig (DE), Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE) and Kulturraum GmbH Berlin (DE), as part of the Kulturräume programm. The research is supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Ha ha ha (2024)
In his latest project "ha ha ha" (WT) Felix Baumann devotes himself to an interdisciplinary research and creation combining elements of physical theatre, dance and circus. The starting point is the exploration of humor as a medium of cultural practice, critic and catharsis. He thus continues his work on the subject of "body, comedy and provocation " and pursues the aim of highliting the systemic relevance of humor as a liberating cultural technique in times of crisis.
By examining various humorous works, humorists, stand-up comedians and clowns of the 20th and 21st centuries, the many facets of humor as a cultural phenomenon are illuminated and the essential aspects as well as its cathartic functions are highlighted. In addition to the ongoing solo research, the project includes the following components: residencies, showings, workshops and group laboratories.
Based on the findings of the research, a new methodological approach will be developed, building a critical working tool for future productions and mediation formats. At the same time, the concept for a full-length solo performance, that plays on the central elements of humor will be developed.