Langer Freitag


On Long Friday in September, we invite you to visit Burg Hülshoff! The Droste Museum will be open until 11 pm on this day and you can explore the permanent exhibition with free admission. Combined tickets for the special exhibition Droste Digital. Manuscripts - Rooms - Installations including the evening programme cost only 5 euros.

At 6.30 pm we welcome neighbours, artists, people interested in literature and all those who would like to learn more about the work of the Droste Foundation to the Burgschnack! Between snacks and spritzers, we talk together about current topics and plans for the future.

opera – a future game

Let's play and lecture performance with Thomas Köck

In the programme accompanying Long Friday in September, the interactive installation opera - a future game with texts by playwright Thomas Köck and music by composer Eloain Lovis Hübner awaits you in the outer bailey of Hülshoff Castle. Thomas Köck will be a guest in the evening from 7 pm and will set the music for the music theatre essay live in his lecture performance.

In the project, the artists explore new forms of presentation in the genre of music theatre. At the same time, the aim is to test innovative interactions with the audience - from contemplation to participation, from collective experience to isolation as a politically explosive theme of our present. And all in a dystopian-futuristic setting and using a narrative style that draws on current popular film and gaming culture.

After a catastrophe, a choir finds itself in a desolate cultural landscape. In conversation with themselves and a cyborg, hauntings, individual and collective memories of real and longed-for events arise. The users wander through this landscape, which tells of the disappearance of the present. Meanwhile, viewers in the room can follow the events, comment on them and intervene.

Music by Eloain Lovis Hübner
Texts by Thomas Köck
Game design, direction and animation: Michael v. zur Mühlen
Space and set design: Martin Miotk
Camera and editing: Stefan Bischoff
3D optimisation and programming: Hannes Stolle
With visuals and sound by Michael Taylor, Robert Sellier, Michael Zehe, Miriam Knackstedt, Philine Götz, Damian Rebgetz, Halle Opera Choir, Halle Opera Children's and Youth Choir, Halle State Orchestra.
Musical direction: Michael Wendeberg
Sound engineer: Michael Leverkus
based on the opera opera opera! revenants&revolutions


You can visit the permanent exhibition in the Droste Museum on Long Friday with free admission!

Droste-Museum – Audioguide

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