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Armen Avanessian & Enemies – #16 Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island: Company Report, Volksbühne Berlin

22.03.18

Presented by Tom McCarthy and “Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.”

A full reading of Tom McCarthy’s novel ‘Satin Island’, staged (in keeping with the book’s corporate-anthropological milieu) as a company report, designed by Laura Hopkins. The actors Elena García Gerlach, Steffen Klewar and Jonas Zipf will be reading. On purchase of a unit of the event’s stock, shareholders will have the right to audit the text’s full reading, alongside a power-point presentation. Coffee and biscuits will be free to all shareholders, and alcohol will be available for purchase.

‘Satin Island’ has been described as ‘Kafka for the Google Age’. Its anti-hero, corporate anthropologist U., is a twenty-first century man-without-qualities, meandering his way from brainstorming session to government meeting to aimless speculation about cargo cults and dead parachutists, the meaning of buffering and the after-life of Ulrike Meinhof. Is there a logic governing our era? Could this be summed up, ‘named’? Or is it all just randomness, algorithm and glitch?

The reading is part of the program “Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.”, by Ludwig Engel and Joanna Kamm and a cooperation between Volksbühne Berlin and BNKR Munich.

Tickets

001_Armen Avanessian & Enemies #16: Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island: Company Report, 22.03.2018, Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin. Presented by Tom McCarthy and „Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.“ A cooperation between Volksbühne Berlin and BNKR München. Photography: Andrea Rojas.


002_Armen Avanessian & Enemies #16: Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island: Company Report, 22.03.2018, Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin. Presented by Tom McCarthy and „Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.“ A cooperation between Volksbühne Berlin and BNKR München. Photography: Andrea Rojas.


003_Armen Avanessian & Enemies #16: Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island: Company Report, 22.03.2018, Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin. Presented by Tom McCarthy and „Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.“ A cooperation between Volksbühne Berlin and BNKR München. Photography: Andrea Rojas.


004_Armen Avanessian & Enemies #16: Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island: Company Report, 22.03.2018, Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin. Presented by Tom McCarthy and „Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.“ A cooperation between Volksbühne Berlin and BNKR München. Photography: Andrea Rojas.


005_Armen Avanessian & Enemies #16: Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island: Company Report, 22.03.2018, Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin. Presented by Tom McCarthy and „Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.“ A cooperation between Volksbühne Berlin and BNKR München. Photography: Andrea Rojas.


006_Armen Avanessian & Enemies #16: Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island: Company Report, 22.03.2018, Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin. Presented by Tom McCarthy and „Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.“ A cooperation between Volksbühne Berlin and BNKR München. Photography: Andrea Rojas.


007_Armen Avanessian & Enemies #16: Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island: Company Report, 22.03.2018, Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin. Presented by Tom McCarthy and „Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.“ A cooperation between Volksbühne Berlin and BNKR München. Photography: Joanna Kamm.


008_Armen Avanessian & Enemies #16: Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island: Company Report, 22.03.2018, Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin. Presented by Tom McCarthy and „Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.“ A cooperation between Volksbühne Berlin and BNKR München. Photography: Joanna Kamm.


009_Armen Avanessian & Enemies #16: Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island: Company Report, 22.03.2018, Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin. Presented by Tom McCarthy and „Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.“ A cooperation between Volksbühne Berlin and BNKR München. Design Specifications by Laura Hopkins.


010_Armen Avanessian & Enemies #16: Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island: Company Report, 22.03.2018, Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin. Presented by Tom McCarthy and „Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.“ A cooperation between Volksbühne Berlin and BNKR München. Design Specifications by Laura Hopkins.


011_Armen Avanessian & Enemies #16: Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island: Company Report, 22.03.2018, Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin. Presented by Tom McCarthy and „Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.“ A cooperation between Volksbühne Berlin and BNKR München. Design Specifications by Laura Hopkins.


012_Armen Avanessian & Enemies #16: Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island: Company Report, 22.03.2018, Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin. Presented by Tom McCarthy and „Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.“ A cooperation between Volksbühne Berlin and BNKR München. Design Specifications by Laura Hopkins.


013_Armen Avanessian & Enemies #16: Tom McCarthy’s Satin Island: Company Report, 22.03.2018, Roter Salon, Volksbühne Berlin. Presented by Tom McCarthy and „Stop making sense, it’s as good as it gets.“ A cooperation between Volksbühne Berlin and BNKR München. Design Specifications by Laura Hopkins.