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DISKURS is a festival at the interface between art and theory. Since 1984 it has been organized annually or biennially at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies in Gießen.


DISKURS35 will take place from 11. – 17. 10. 2021 and invites regional and international art and theory makers, students and interested people to come together, see, show, discuss and ask questions during these seven days.

We confront the ongoing pandemic situation with the greatest possible permeability. Since the beginning of this crisis, the cultural scene has been riddled, conditioned, shaken and inspired by porosity. Therefore, this year we invite artistic, theoretical and conceptual positions that provide approaches to address the motto porous.

The diverse program of performances, installations, lectures and workshops will take place in hybrid form, both analog and digital, and invites citizens, students, art and culture professionals and researchers to exchange and discuss.


Let's Celebrate the Porous! Let's Stay Porous!


Martin Müller, Greta Katharina Klein, Jannika Lösche, Kathrin Frech, Daniel Cordova, Leena Schnack, Paula Elena Noack, Nastya Dzyuban




DISKURS35 issupported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Gießen Cultural Office, the Justus Liebig University Gießen, the AStA JLU Gießen, the Gießen University Society, the Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft and the Hessian Theater Academy.






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