We had a plan: Director Rezan Aksoy, Fellow of the Weltoffenes Berlin program, wanted to stage his project ¡Ay Carmela! at the Neuköllner Oper in conjunction with the association Kultur in Vielfalt e.V.. The story of a pair of actors who fall into the hands of fascist troops during the Spanish Civil War and have to play for them was to lay the foundation for Rezan’s artistic work in the city to which he had to flee as a political persecutee.
But then came Corona. And as an artistic response to that, Zwischenmenschliche Arbeitssysteme und andere Liebesgeschichten, a streamed love story in which two artificial intelligences meet in a now-humanless world and discover that they have become more than learning machines.
In conversation with Bernhard Glocksin, Artistic Director of the Neukölln Opera, Rezan first talks about arriving in his new home Berlin. His video diary sheds light on the hopeful start of the theater production, the unexpected turn caused by the pandemic, and the surprising artistic outcome.
With: Rezan Aksoy, İbrahim Karcı, Moderation: Bernhard Glocksin
and in the film:
Actors: Ela Cosen, Asad Schwarz-Msesilamba
Music: Frieda Gawenda, Aşkın Kırım, Eren Paydaş, Berivan Ahmad