Machma Kunst – A dadaist evening at the Altstadt Theatre Ingolstadt – April 2017
Ingolstadt artists created an evening of art with a Dadaist touch. Idea and organisation Eva Leopoldi.
What exactly is art and where do we find it?
Together with art lover, entrepreneur and politician Veronika Peters and under the artistic direction of Falco Blom and Leni Brem from the Altstadt-Theater Ingolstadt, Leopoldi’s idea of a “Dada evening” was brought onto the stage and into the rooms of the theatre.
Things that already existed in Ingolstadt and the surrounding area were searched for and found. Original, funny, quirky or thought-provoking, altered and presented in the most diverse ways.
These participating artists proved that theatre and art can simply be fun without slipping into the trivial:
MICHAEL VON BENKEL – TOM BOTT – FRANZ DUNA – SIMON’ISABELL ENGLER – BETTINA AND THOMAS KRUGSBERGER WITH JÜRGEN WITTMANN – EVA LEOPOLDI – VERONIKA PETERS – JENS ROHRER – ANTON TYROLLER – VON JOTT – AND THE TEAM OF THE ALTSTADT THEATRE.
The enchanting host of the evening was the actress and musician CHRISTANE DOLLMANN.
It was a challenge to prepare the topic of DADA in such a way that the event was taken seriously and not dismissed as a joke. The concept development and implementation with all participants was soooo much fun. We “cross-fertilised” each other, did intensive preparatory work and the result was an evening of theatre that was funny, quirky and entertaining and our visitors could laugh, marvel, reflect and simply rejoice that art exists. And that was and still is my ambition – to allow art to show humour as well – in all subject areas, and to bring the presentation of art down from the “pedestal of dusty and lofty exhibition spaces”. Art is for everyone.
On the following page you will find impressions of the theatre evening Machma Kunst (Only available in German at the moment) and a brief introduction of the participants.
And this are some of Leopoldi’s photographic works – She presented views of Ingolstadt from a bird’s eye view.
Why should photographs from a bird’s eye view always be shots from above? Who determined that? I certainly don’t adhere to it…