Contingent Collaborations. Human and non-human relations of assistance in the liberal performing arts.
The epithet "assistive" has always been inherent in our understanding of society. Human and non-human assistance and support systems can be found in all social contexts and action structures. The introduction of assistive technologies into our everyday lives is revolutionising not only the way we communicate, but also how we understand ourselves, move in the world, think and act - this also applies to theatre. In sociology as well as in theatre studies, however, there is a lack of sufficient research dedicated to the analysis of relations of assistance. The dissertation project addresses this research gap with the help of material-discursive theories that understand digital technologies as active actors in the performance structure. One focus of the analysis is on theatre projects that work (together) with AI-based transformative language models.
About the person
Anna Krauß is a doctoral student at the Institute for Theatre Education at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Andreas Wolfsteiner and in cooperation with the DFG Research Training Group "Aesthetic Practice" at the University of Hildesheim. Her research field is located at the intersection of digitalisation and feminism. She works part-time as a freelance dramaturge and theatre maker. From 2016 to 2022, she worked in production at HAU Hebbel am Ufer Theater Berlin, organising international touring, performances and interdisciplinary festivals. In the 2021/22 season she was co-responsible for the digital stage HAU4 as creative producer. She is interested in theories of the posthuman, collective practices and the subversive potential of digital technologies.