Sebastian Hirn has realised a large number of projects as freelance director for theatre and opera – ranging from unusual productions of classical operas or plays to performances or videos – in Germany and abroad. His method of working transcends established disciplines and moves within the space between fine art, theatre/dance and music. It is characterised by a great interest in experiments and openness that often results in collaborations with visual artists, musicians/composers or scholars. He also works as stage and video designer. His productions were shown at various theatres such as Wiener Festwochen, Wuppertaler Bühnen, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Münchner Volkstheater, Mozartfestpiele Schwetzingen, Burgtheater Wien, Oper Dortmund, Schauspielhaus Bochum, MaximiliansForum München, Theaterhaus Jena, Oper Nürnberg.
Lisa Hörstmann is a freelance art historian currently doing a PhD at the Department for African Art at Freie Universität Berlin. Her thesis deals with issues of transnationalism and ambivalence in South African settler primitivism in the first half of the 20th century with a focus on women artists and the Jewish diaspora. She has worked for many years as fine arts officer for the City of Munich’s Department for Arts and Culture, curatorial assistant for MaximiliansForum in Munich and research associate for Galerie Bastian in Berlin.