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Bühne examines a moment of fundamental change in the understanding of public space in post-communist Bulgaria.
The Palace for Sports and Culture in the Bulgarian Black Sea coastal town Varna was built as a prestige project of modernist architecture for the communist understanding of theater and sport. While no changes have been made to the interior design since its opening 1968, every week the main hall changes its architectural and social function.
The film stages the “theater” itself, not as yet another art form (with its specific institutional conditions, market rules, and local aesthetic and historic limitations), but as a name for the allegoric space of encounter.

Daniel Kötter, born 1975, is a director and video artist. He lives and works in Berlin.

Format: HD video
Running time: 18 min

Funded by:

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