Capturing Complexity While Being Pressed for Time. A Conversation between Scenographer Mona el Gammal and Theresa Schütz
Schütz, Theresa; Gammal, Mona el – 2019
This chapter discusses the indexicality of the laboratory in Rhizomat, which was located in the building’s basement, a former telecommunications office in Berlin-Friedrichshain, due to time constraints and material. The lower space of Rhizomat was very loaded with allusions to the cultural imaginary of science fiction films, novels and literature. The chapter explains a lot of references among the papers, like quotations from Pynchon, Artaud, and Handke. It focuses on the question of forms of resistance, for example the power of hacking, of destroying infrastructures, which becomes relevant for Rhizomat’s strategies and techniques of resistance. People visiting House Number Zero experience how the dystopian system functions and they get a glimpse of her secret activities and research for Rhizomat.