we are innocent when we sleep
Campaign for the theater Schaubühne in Berlin
Conception by Christian Jankowski.
The campaign for the 2018/19 season follows an idea by conceptual artist Christian Jankowski. Under the title „We are innocent when we sleep“, Jankowski had actresses and actors from the ensemble staging each other in their sleep, based on pictures of „sleeping pranks“ (pranks with fallen asleep) as they circulate on the Internet.
As is usual with such pranks, sleepers do not know for sure in which way, by whom and by how many they were altered. The result are photographed by Joerg Reichardt, and show the ensemble in an unusual and sometimes irritating way, changing between opposites such as excess/calculus, trust/being at the mercy, inside/outside, schadenfreude/pity, human/object. The photographs are subtitled by quotes from the actors, at the moment Jankowski awakened them again.
Photo ‚Pranks‘ with the ‚Ensemble of Schaubühne, Berlin‘
Florian Anderer, Damir Avdic, Veronika Bachfischer, Thomas Bading, Iris Becher, Robert Beyer, Jule Böwe, Marie Burchard, Lars Eidinger, Werner Eng, Christoph Gawender, Mortiz Gottwald, Jörg Hartmann, Ulrich Hoppe, Nina Hoss, Jenny König, Nina Kunzendorf, Ursine Lardi, Laurenz Laufenberg, Eve Meckbach, Bernardo Arias Porras, Bastian Reiber, Felix Römer, Ruth Rosenfeld, David Ruland, Konrad Singer, Renato Schuch, Kay Schulze, Carol Schuler, Sebastian Schwarz, Alina Stiegler, Lukas Turtur, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Alex Wandke, Mark Waschke
Photography: Joerg Reichardt
Production : Antonia Ruder