Theater Festival Impulse in Bochum, Düsseldorf, Köln, Mülheim

Concept/Actors: Martin Clausen, Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost und Simon Will

Duration: ca. 80 – 90 Min.

Saving The World ist eine Produktion von Gob Squad in Koproduktion mit Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, zeitraumexit e.V. Mannheim und den Wiener Festwochen. Gefördert durch die Berliner Kulturverwaltung und die Kulturbehörde der Freien und Hansestadt Hamburg.Dieses Gastspiel ist eine Kooperation von Ringlokschuppen Mülheim und Theater Oberhausen. In Zusammenarbeit mit CentrO Oberhausen. Gefördert durch die Ministerpräsidentin des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen und die Kunststiftung NRW.

Gob Squad – Saving The World

Three super heroes turn the CentrO in the city of Oberhausen into a microcosm of Mother Earth. For posterity they create a film archive about a species whose existence in this form is threatened and ask people about their origins, the importance of money, their plans and the most beautiful moment of the day. With distinctive charm they inspire passers-by to show what a kiss is or how people will dance in the 21st century. These great artists have a remarkable ability to effortlessly combine particular events and apparently banal subjective sensations with our universal existence.

Gob Squad
Gob Squad was founded in Gießen, Germany, in 1994 by British and German artists. It soon became one of the most influential actors in the international performance scene, thanks to its multimedia work. Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost and Simon Will are all permanent members of the Gob Squad. Other artists are invited to join them for projects. The performances, which are mostly staged in urban locations, such as railway stations or shopping centres, reflect the absurdity and complexity of modern life using experimental video techniques and popular elements. Gob Squad was awarded the Goethe Prize by the IMPULSE jury in 2009 for Saving the world.