Repurposed Theatre

REPURPOSED THEATRE: CAR PARK, DRIVE IN CINEMA & REWE

  • 23/08/2018-02/09/2018
  • 5Rewe - Dein Markt

Welcome to the Repurposed Theatre!  In the middle of the rust-belt of ailing
US industry is Detroit, a symbol of the crisis of the American dream and
President Trump’s promise to turn everything around. In the last fifty years,
it has shrunk down to a third of its old size, although it once had a magnificent
neo-Baroque theatre, built shortly after the Hessische Staatstheater, but EVEN
BIGGER! It hasn’t been used for ages, but couldn’t be demolished, so now it’s a …
CAR PARK! Unimaginable?  The WIESBADEN BIENNALE is here to make it happen
and, right in the heart of our historical spa city, is drafting up the European
version of speculatively offensive future planning. SHOPPING and ENTERTAINMENT!!
And all under one neo-Baroque roof!!?!  As you stroll around the building,
experience our vision for an exclusive luxury car park! Take the best pictures for
your social media accounts in our marked Selfie Spots with spectacular backgrounds
and explore the Rewe supermarket of the future in the former foyer. Where once
the emperor held court with Europe’s elite, you can now buy all the products for
your daily needs. From toilet paper and soya milk to avocados and fresh bakery
products. And as you wander through the shelves, don’t miss Harun Farocki’s clever
and highly complex analysis of our shopping behaviour in the White Salon or simply
lose yourself in the Performative Porn Cinema in the basement! And if you want
to dream away the evenings back to the times of innocent consumer happiness, completely
free of postcolonial complaints, then enjoy the unique atmosphere of our
Drive-in Cinema.  This is all too silly for you? You’d rather see some real opera
and theatre? DON’T WORRY! THERE ARE MONUMENT CONSERVATION LAWS IN GERMANY!
NO ONE’S GOING TO BUILD A CAR PARK! ALL FAKE! REWE? FAKE NEWS! THEY WOULDN’T
DO THAT!!