Thesis Uferstudios

Olympia Bukkakis

Tales From a State of Shemergency

After two years of artistic and theoretical research at the HZT Berlin, the students of the MA Solo/Dance/Authorship will present their final works at the end of the year. During their master's studies, they dealt with questions of solo (performance), collaborative processes and composition within contemporary art practice.

Marx remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the second time as travesty - Olympia Bukkakis

In Tales From a State of Shemergency Olympia Bukkakis interrogates our relationship with the past and explores the potential of a number of different storytelling genres in reproducing our societal surroundings. Her research focuses on different ways of displacing the conventions of these stories in order to challenge the conditions by which narratives come into being and structure our lives. 


Olympia Bukkakis kick-started the local alternative drag scene in Melbourne, Australia, with her party Pandora’s Box in 2009. Since moving to Berlin in 2012, she has organised, curated and hosted queer performance nights including Get Fucked, Apocalypse Tonight and Queens Against Borders. 

Performance and Creation: Olympia Bukkakis
Dramaturgy: Allison Wiltshire
Sound Design: Vincent Reynaud
Video and Set Design: Camille Lacadee
Song Composition: Lyra Pramuk & Olympia Bukkakis
Lighting Design: Bryan Schall
Costume Design: Alexander Mersman 

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Studio 14 I Uferstraße 23 I 13357 Berlin

Event location: Uferstudios | Studio 14 | Uferstr. 23 | 13357Berlin