Fringe ensemble | Fehime Seven: “SHARING SPACE”


Fringe ensemble | Fehime Seven: “SHARING SPACE”

FELLOW: Fehime Seven

Media Art FellowsPerformance

Duration: ongoing

How can we expand the space of a theatre performance? Which techniques expand the theatre space and which elements help to consolidate the live experience and the theatrical space despite the expansion? What possibilities of interaction do digital solutions offer us?

The project wants to rethink the framework of a performance, expand it and combine it with original formats. The aim is to create a situation in which a hybrid audience experiences itself as a community. SHARING SPACE wants to explore how the new understanding of encounter and proximity affects the theatre space.

The research will follow on from the collaboration between Fehime Seven and the fringe ensemble in the Map to Utopia project. The project, a German-Turkish collaboration, developed an interactive performance design from 2019 to 2020, which Corona conditionally developed first as a hybrid then as a purely digital format. The situation of working towards a production gave them the chance to experience the framework conditions and content-related technical possibilities in detail and to collect feedback from the audience.

The fellowship allows on the one hand to step back and review subjective experiences, to open the eyes for new formats, and on the other hand to continue a successful collaboration.

Fehime Seven is a computer scientist and playwright from Istanbul, Turkey. She has shot documentaries and short movies in different locations in Europe. She has graduated from the master’s program at the IT University of Copenhagen in the Game Technology department. Alongside her study, she worked at Makropol as an XR developer. Also, she was the teaching assistant for the “Programming for Designers” course for one semester. She has been working on her new gamified award-winning theatre project “Map To Utopia” in collaboration with fringe-ensemble and Platform Theatre since 2019. She continues to work as a freelance developer on multiple game and transmedia projects.

Please note: After the intro, the language of the Podcast switches to English!


The performances took place in a hybrid form, at the Theater im Ballsaal in Bonn as well as digitally.

in german language
Fri, 30 September 2022
Sat, 01 October 2022

Performance in English
Fri, 07 October 2022
Sat, 08 October 2022
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Sat, 08. October, 10 – 18 p.m.
one-day conference in English
at the Theater im Ballsaal and online
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The fringe ensemble in Bonn was founded by Frank Heuel in 1999. Under his direction, over 80 productions, projects and project series have been created to date. The fringe ensemble works with a free and open ensemble of freelance, professional actors and actresses – supplemented by musicians, video artists and authors selected depending on the production.
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