Probable title: zero probability is a lecture-performance about an event that is absolutely not possible. It starts with a simple question about ‘probability’ that turned quickly into uneasy matters, which put Steyerl and Mroué in confrontation with the space of the zero probability where everything is possible but can’t be accounted for.
Trying to enter into this space, Steyerl and Mroué develop a narrative about probability in art, mathematics, physics, and death. They try to calculate such a space where it is possible to be 100% alive and 100% dead. But can one explain how 200% percent probability fits into 100%?
Steyerl finds herself entangled within quantum superposition, while Mroué goes to his father asking him for private lessons in mathematics. They both get lost within a cut in a cinematic edit.
Hito Steyerl is a filmmaker and writer based in Berlin. She teaches artistic media practice and reflection at the University of Arts Berlin. Her work circles around the world of images and the ways of making, circulating and misunderstanding them. Her latest works include: The Kiss 2012, Adorno´s Grey 2012, The Body of the Image 2012, Abstract 2012 and Guards 2012.
Rabih Mroué is an actor, director, and playwright. He works at the München Kammerspiele as a theatre director. He is one of the founders and executive Board of Beirut Art Center association (BAC). His works include: Ode to Joy (2015), Riding on a cloud (2013), 33 rounds and a few seconds (2012), Photo-Romance (2009), How Nancy Wished That Everything Was an April Fool’s Joke (2007), Make Me Stop Smoking (2006), Who’s Afraid of Representation (2005) and others.
The Lecture performance is connected to the workshop (W)archives: Workshop on Artistic War Arhives at the University of Copenhagen for more info and application, click below.
Daniela Agostinho, Solveig Gade, Nanna Bonde Thylstrup, Ekaterina Kalinina and Kristin Veel in collaboration with The Danish National School of Performing Arts – Further Education.