For one year, five local artists from different disciplines will realize their research projects in the Kaserne LAB. This will provide sustainable support for regional theater, dance and music. The Kaserne LAB includes artists who regularly perform at the Kaserne as well as artists from partner houses in the region, who can also continue their research projects outside the Kaserne.
How to apply for the Kaserne LAB?
In the future, the Kaserne LAB will be announced annually (probably in December before the respective season) - the selection will be made by a committee consisting of staff members from different departments (technology, dramaturgy, mediation, etc.).
The Kaserne LAB will be funded by the Ernst-Göhner Foundation in the 2023/2024 season. The accompaniment with sign language interpreters is supported by the Eckenstein-Geigy Foundation.
Coordination Kaserne LAB: Julia Ritter (Care & Share)
Antje Schupp (Basel)
Her interest of work is on transforming complex sociopolitical or ecological topics into performances, which offer the audience a direct involvement into the process or the performance itself. Her works range from large scale productions to 1:1 encounters or site specific projects. She has worked e.g. with Theater Basel, Schauspielhaus Zurich, Opera Zurich, Theater Neumarkt, Kaserne Basel or Schauspielhaus Wien. Her productions got invited to festivals such as Antigel Geneva, Politik im Freien Theater or Impulse Festival. Antje regularly works in international collaborations, most recently in Brazil, prior in Lebanon, South Africa and Kosovo. In Music Theatre she is interested in contemporary compositions.
Antje holds the Prize of Festspiele Zurich in 2020 and was awarded with the Swiss Performing Arts award from the Ministry of Culture in Switzerland.
Patricija Katica Bronić (Zadar)
Patricija Katica Bronić works as an actor, performer and director. After studying «Theatre and Media» at Universität Bayreuth and Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, she trained as an actor at Hochschule der Künste Bern and graduated with a master's degree in «Expanded Theatre» in 2018. After her first permanent acting stint at the Junge Nationaltheater Mannheim and performing her own works together with her duo BRONIĆ/RÖHRICH, she is now making a name for herself in the independent scene and at municipal theatres. She creates captivating performances for both young audiences and adults, both independently and through collaborative projects. Using her extensive experience in performance development, Patricija adeptly employs both fictional and biographical approaches in her creative process. Her work Diese Nachricht wurde gelöscht., which she developed together with dramaturge and director Timon Jansen, has already been shown at ROXY Birsfelden, Fabriktheater Zurich and Schlachthaus Theater Bern. A production that deals with the silence of absent fathers and explores a heroine's journey of self-discovery. Patricija was the grantee of Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg for Performing Arts 2022.
Yanik Soland (Basel)
Yanik lives and works as a musician and art-ist in Basel. He studied Fine Arts at Institut Kunst der HGK FHNW Basel (bachelor's degree) and at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rot-terdam (master's degree) and started a second master's degree in Composition and Improvi-sation at Musik-Akademie Basel, Institute of Classical Music, in 2022. His work blurs the boundaries between visual art, composition, improvisation and performance. As a com-poser he has written music for theatre (Schauspielhaus Zürich, Junges Theater Ba-sel) as well as for his own ensemble, band and solo projects (SOLAND ANGEL, MIR) and developed video soundtracks, perfor-mance soundtracks (Kunstmuseum Basel) and audio plays. The audio play Going To Switzerland by Stefanie Müller-Frank, for which Yanik contributed the music and production, was awarded the Overall Gold Award and the Gan Bearia Award at the HearSay - Audio Arts Festival (IRL). His first solo al-bum YUKI was released in 2021 on the Futura Resistenza label (NL/BXL).
Tyra Wigg (Basel/Stockholm)
With a base in contemporary dance, somatic practices, and massage therapy, Tyra Wigg (they/them) makes choreographic performances that expand subjective corporeal perceptions. Tyra moved from Stockholm to Basel in 2020 and obtained a Master in Expanded Theatre at HKB, Bern in 2023. Their works have been presented in venues and festivals such as ROXY Birsfelden, Weld Stockholm, Shedhalle Zürich, BONE Festival, KASKO Basel, YUP Festival, Amore Basel. Currently they are in the creation of their choreographic project squeeze in co-production with ROXY Birsfelden, MDT Stockholm and PREMIO. squeeze premieres in November 2023 at Kunsthaus Baselland.
As a dancer, performer, and co-creator Tyra works, or has worked, with artists such as Gisèle Vienne, Shu Lea Cheang, Heiner Goebbels, Ernestyna Orlowska, Marina Abramovic, Alexandra Pirici, Inga Gerner Nielsen, Pontus Pettersson and Marie Jäger. Tyra is a steady member of the motherboard of Blasphemic Reading Soirées - a Basel-based nomadic platform for queer feminist reading and discussion culture.
Lua Leirner (São Paulo/Hamburg/Basel)
Lua Leirner grew up multiculturally in France, Brazil and Germany with an artistic and musical Family. She lives and works in Basel as a graphic designer, photographer, performer, museum mediator and deaf sensibility expert for public services and institutes.
She graduated in 2008 with a diploma in design from the School of Design Basel and as a dancer and actress in 2021 from the Olten Acting School for the Deaf.
Lua has been a museum mediator in swiss sign language in Basel with Museum der Kulturen, Antikenmuseum and Tinguely Museum; as well as Augusta Raurica, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Stapferhaus Lenzburg, Helmhaus Zürich and Kunsthaus Zürich.
She is a co-founder and co-curator of ‘BelleVue‘ - Ort für Fotografie, a board member of ‘Sonos‘ - the Swiss Association of the Hearing Impaired, and a board member of ‘Movo‘ - Sign Language Theater of the Deaf & Hearing. Movo was honored with the recognition prize for cultural contribution by the Cultural Department of Canton Zürich.