Yuqiao Wu

50°06’27’’N, 8°45’53’’E

Diplom Praxis
Prof. Heike Schuppelius


My practical Diplom project concerns time, light and shadow, space and memory. 50°06’27’’N, 8°45’53’’E are the geographical coordinates of the glass room in the stage design area at the HfG. The drawings on the wall and on the floor denote the time-based movement and change of the sun and shadows of a specific window during the day.

Diplom Theory
Prof. Dr. Christiane Janecke


My theoretical work is an investigation of the landscape plays by Heiner Goebbels. It expands the confines of music theatre and provides the audience with a new way to perceive and understand theatre. In landscape plays there is no centre, nor are there linear plots, physical protagonists, or subjective notions. The audience is faced with stage elements that are wholly placed on an equal basis to one another: spectators are able to freely and actively immerse themselves in the context, while also establishing their own sense of focus so as to restructure all stage elements, meaning they create their individual realities. My own artistic practice is greatly inspired by the ideas found within Heiner Goebbels’ productions. Consequently, my practical Diplom project involved the attempt to evade subjective narrative and the expression of my personal emotions. The drawings on the wall and on the floor only display the temporal movement and change of sun and shadow. I do not change the atmosphere, nor the characteristics of the room, nor do I redefine it. As in landscape plays, I want to make manifest in this space, without fundamental interventions or judgements, what is moving and interesting for me.