Dialog der Künste, 2021, Foto: Elias Siebert
Dialog der Künste, 2021, Foto: Elias Siebert

Dialogue of the Arts, 2021

Literature meets media art. Media artworks are often immersive, with strong visuals, moving, or political. They trigger something in us, sometimes immediately we are confronted by a work, sometimes the effect is latent. The Dialogue of the Arts has invited three authors with powerful literary voices to share their very personal reactions to artworks. Via the app UrbanExplorAR by Christian Lölkes, you can call up the texts as audio tracks, thus giving the artworks another dimension. The writers hold a dialogue with one artwork at a time: Martina Clavadetscher with LIMBO by Sarah Degenhardt & João Carlos Pinto, Maria Milisavljevic with ACCESS by Marie Sester, and Matin Soofipour Omam with The Silent Chaos of Colors by Eva Judkins & Holger Förterer.

Curated by Sonja Walter. 

A project of the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe in cooperation with the Department of Cultural Affairs within the framework of UNESCO City of Media Arts.


17.09.2021 – 17.10.2021


K-PUNKT, Tages- & Abokasse des Badischen Staatstheaters, Werderplatz und Foyer 1 Tollhaus, Alter Schlachthof


Maria Milisavljevic

Maria Milisavljevic

Maria Milisavljevic (* 1982) studied cultural studies, english literature, and art history, and earned her doctorate on author's theater at London's Royal Court (GB). She received the Kleist Prize, the Heidelberg Stückemarkt Author's Prize, and the Else Lasker Schüler Play Prize, and was nominated for the Mülheim Playwright's Prize. Maria Milisavljevic lives and works in Berlin.

Martina Clavadetscher

Martina Clavadetscher

Martina Clavadetscher (*1979) studied German, linguistics, and philosophy. She works as an author of theater texts and novels, and in 2022/2023 will join the new management team of the Marie Theater in Switzerland. She was awarded the Essen Prize for Authors and was nominated for the Heidelberg Stückemarkt Prize for Authors in the same year. Her novel Knochenlieder [Songs of bones] was nominated for the Swiss Book Prize. She lives and works in Zurich (CH).

Matin Soofipour Omam


Matin Soofipour Omam (*1984) studied dramatic literature and scenic writing at Teheran University (IR) and theater education at the University of the Arts in Berlin. She works as a theater educator and writer at the GRIPS Theater Berlin and at the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Her play Links vom Mond [On the left-hand side of the Moon] will be premiered at the Junges Staatstheater Karlsruhe in the 2021/2022 season. She lives and works in Berlin.

Sonja Walter


Sonja Walter is head dramaturge at the Badisches Staatstheater. She studied theater studies, modern German literature, journalism and communication studies, as well as business administration. Before she came to Karlsruhe in 2018, she worked at the Heidelberg Theater and Orchestra, at the Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel, and was also active in Berlin’s indie scene. She lives and works in Karlsruhe.


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