KRIEGSTHEATER – modelling wars of tomorrow

With the title KRIEGSTHEATER, Skogen and the Danish performance artist and curator Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt invite for a reflection of the role of art in relation to warfare. The festival will examine the (mis)use of creative strategies in contemporary warfare and invite for a discussion of the representation of war within performance art: is the representation of war a continuation of warfare with other means? The core focus of KRIEGSTHEATER is the artist’s ethical role: do we nourish, reproduce or undermine the means of violence, when we stage, perform and reflect upon war? The programme will include performances, lectures, screenings and a small exhibition.

The festival will run between 19th – 29th of November 2013.

Cecilie Ullerup-Schmidt D/DK) & Matthias Meppelink (D)
Eva Meyer-Keller (D)
Rabih Mroué (Leb)
Eyal Weizman (Isr)
Nathalie Alvarez (Can)
Edda Manga (Col/S)

In the period 15thof November – 1st of December 2013 Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt will be in residence at Skogen and examine computed warfare and subversive strategies of hacking.

The program is supported by Statens Kulturråd, Göteborgs Stad, Västra Götalandsregionen, KID/Konstnärsnämndens internationella dansresidens, Goethe Institut Schweden.


Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt performs, curates and writes in the field between cultural critique, philosophy and performance. She studied Comparative Literature and Modern Cultural Studies in Copenhagen and Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen. Since 2011 she is teaching at the BA in Dance, Context, Choreography at the Inter-University of Dance (HZT) in Berlin.

Often Cecilie Ullerup Schmidt is occupied with power, money and time. Her artistic work is at home in galleries, theatres and discursive seminars; format and production conditions change dependent on the specific performative investigation. She is collaborating with the performance artists Ana Berkenhoff, Matthias Meppelink, Ida-Elisabeth Larsen and Boris Nikitin and the collectives Monster Truck and deufert+plischke. With Lucie Tuma she holds the artist duo named Chuck Morris.