Why do comparatively few women study computer science? What stereotypical and sexist opinions lie beneath the formulations of "soft" and "hard" subjects? hannsjana reprograms a Zoom meeting into a late-night show in their usual humorous manner. The performers calculate the course of the evening using curve sketching, bringing the smallest particles in physical models to collision and letting earthworm and amoeba discuss biological characteristics. As a format of empowerment and exchange, Die große M.I.N.T.- Show also melts threshold fears on the Internet and brings expert knowledge back down to earth.
In a performative online laboratory that is a comedy, talk, and game show at the same time, hannsjana confronts the exclusion mechanisms of scientific disciplines.
Stage: Àngela Ribera
Light design: Eva G. Alonso
A production by hannsjana, in co-production with Freischwimmen and SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the kind support of the Paul Scherrer Institute. The premiere took place in the context of the festival "Freischwimmer*innen. The Future is F*e*m*a*l*e*", funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe / Spartenoffene Förderung für stadtrelevante Festivals and by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. The revival is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe.
Since 2011 Laura Besch, Alice Escher, Jule Gorke, Lotte Schüßler, Katharina Siemann and Marie Weich have been creating performances and audio walks as the artist collective hannsjana. In their artistic work, they challenge existing assumptions and engage with places and spaces in a humorous, poetic, musical and scientific way in order to make them experienceable and explainable to themselves and others. They have been shown at the Nationaltheater Mannheim, at the Kunstfest Weimar, at Theater Thikwa and at the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin. At the SOPHIENSÆLE they most recently showed their audio walk "Anstattführung".