Residency Program Title
Master Series 2020
Institute Lab Title
Centre for Pain Medicine Nottwil
Interdisciplinary, medicine, neurology, psychology,
Tabea Rothfuchs has been creating videos, media scenography and interactive installations for dance, opera and concerts for more then ten years. Engagements include the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria, the Concert Hall in Berlin Germany, as well as the ballet company at Theatre Basel and the Zurich Opera House in Switzerland. Rothfuchs has been collaborating among others with the Catalan theatre collective La Fura dels Baus, Volksbühne Basel, Lydia Steier, Sebastian Nübling, as well as Sam Brown, Chris Kondek and Bryan Arias.
Tabea Rothfuchs successfully completed her Master's degree in Transdisciplinary studies in summer 2020. She revised the concept for her Master Series Residency on chronic pain at the Centre for Pain Medicine Nottwil (Swiss Paraplegic Centre) within a very short time after the outbreak of the corona pandemic.
In addition to detailed, virtual interviews, she also conducted a performative quarantine interview session in front of the Swiss Paraplegic Centre. Over the course of four hours, she was sitting in an aerial scenographic object and, using a conference software, held talks with medical staff from the Centre for Pain Medicine and with pain patients who had virtually connected up from different parts of the world.
The master thesis also includes a publication with interview transcripts as well as texts that reflect on the topic of chronic pain and Tabea Rothfuchs' artistic process in the course of the corona crisis.