Die Soziale Fiktion:
Nah am Wasser gebaut

An insecure action in the new construction district

2021 narratinghistory freischwimmen
External venue: Überseestadt

Admission free
THE CORNER KIOSK Konsul-Smidt-Straße 84 ->Google Maps Link
Go into the kiosk and take a handout paper with you. There is a person in the kiosk who can help you. If you have a question or don‘t know where to go, you can ask the person. If you need assistance, you can also ask the person.
If you came by bike, you can leave it at the kiosk and walk.

In their interdisciplinary performance project ›Nah am Wasser gebaut‹, the theater group Die Soziale Fiktion continues its engagement with the issue of housing which began in 2020 with ›Render Ghosts‹—a play about miniature persons in architecture models. The Bremer Überseestadt is one of the largest development areas for ›living and working‹ that are currently being built in many other cities as well. Will they become the deprived areas of the future? Die Soziale Fiktion raises questions about life in late capitalism based on the example of the Überseestadt: What does the inner life of the buildings and the people living in them look like? As ›Insecurity‹, the group traverses the quarter and comes in contact with its residents. An (in)security service that guards the newly built area, but also makes it a bit insecure.

The venue: The performance takes place in the Überseestadt. It begins with a walk through the neighborhood, which leads partly over asphalt paths and partly over sandy wasteland. It is possible to skip this part and stay exclusively on the paved sidewalks. The end point of the walk is located on a fallow land. The area is located between the streets Herzogin-Cecilien-Straße/Kommodore-Johnson-Boulevard / Ehrenfelsstraße.

The soil of the wasteland is sandy and there are many plants growing there. These can make walking and rolling on the fallow difficult. The closest wheelchair-accessible connection to public transportation directly at the fallow land is the bus stop EHRENFELSSTRASSE (lines 26/28). However, access to the wasteland is limited due to the subsoil. There are plastic chairs to sit on the wasteland. From the team there are people who will pay attention to respectful interaction during the performance.

Language: The performance will take place in German spoken language, written German and written English. Unfortunately we cannot offer a translation into German Sign Language.

Content: The performance deals with human feelings and the architecture of new building districts. There are offers to participate, as well as audio tracks with text and music that can be listened to through headphones. A bar offers drinks and a fireplace provides warmth when it gets chilly outside. The performance setup has been developed from the perspective and based on the needs of non-disabled individuals.

The performance will take place from 3pm - 7pm, and spectators can decide for themselves how long they want to stay.


A project by DIE SOZIALE FIKTION & friends
ARTISTIC DIRECTION Marten Flegel, Anna Froelicher
Adele*Mike Dittrich Frydetzki
COSTUME DESIGN Harm Coordes, Merle Richter
PRODUCTION Felix Worpenberg
PERFORMANCE Insecurity-Crew (Ömer Bayram, Adele*Mike Dittrich Frydetzki, Marten Flegel, Anna Froelicher, Klara Lyssy, Felix Worpenberg)
THANKS Anna Anton Erdmann, Charlotte Lauber

A co-production of Die Soziale Fiktion and FREISCHWIMMEN, the production platform for performance and theater, supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, HochX Theater and Live Art München, LOFFT Leipzig, Schwankhalle Bremen, SOPHIENSÆLE Berlin and Theater Rampe Stuttgart, under the management of SOPHIENSÆLE GmbH, made possible within the framework of the program „Verbindungen Fördern“ of the Federal Association of Independent Performing Arts, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

The project is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Lower Saxony Ministry for Science and Culture and the Lower Saxony Foundation. With friendly support by Gewoba Bremen.