Gob Squad is a group of artists that works collectively on conception, staging and performance in the borderlands between theater, art and media. Founded in 1994 by students from Nottingham and Gießen, Gob Squad has been settled in Berlin since 1999. They place their works in theaters and galleries but also in the middle of the urban environment. Gob Squad seeks out encounters with spectators that exceed the classical conditions of reception. They are invited to dance or play along. The group alternates between stage performance, video installation, interactive live film, radio play and urban intervention. They use the media to broadcast their works through in order to excavate the longing and desire under the digital surfaces of the 21st century. Even in their early works, Gob Squad found their way to a style that has received international attention since their successful appearance at "theater outlines" at documenta X (1997). Since then their productions have been shown in many parts of the world, where projects such as the recent Before Your Very Eyes (invited to the German Theatertreffen 2012) have become highly desired exports. In November 2014, Gob Squad celebrated its 20 years of existence with the long weekend Be Part of Something Bigger – Celebrating the art of collectives and 20 years of Gob Squad at HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Western Society (2013), Are You With Us? (2010) and Gob Squad's Kitchen (You've never had it so good) (2007) have been presented repeatedly at HAU.
With Adriana Svetlikova & Petr Pola (Malá inventura), Veselin Dimov (ACT Festival), Grit Uldall-Jessen & Erik Pold (Selected Works) & Thomas Fabian Eder (Performing Arts Festival Berlin). Moderated by Caroline Galvis (Berlin Performing Arts Program).
Moderated by Thomas Fabian Eder (Performing Arts Festival Berlin)
Followed by a discussion with the artists Olympia Bukkakis & Siegmar Zacharias, hosted by Yael Sherill, and music by Hans Unstern
With Anke Schiemann, Marcel Karnapke & Fernanda Parente (Curation & Moderation)
2nd part of the discourse series "Sustainability and Independent Artistic Production" of the Berlin Performing Arts Program
With Noa Winter (coordinator Making A Difference), Dr. Azadeh Sharifi (theatre scholar), Lara-Sophie Milagro (Artistic Director Label Noir & actress) & Tessa Hartig (PAF Berlin)