Brecht into the Metaverse by Alternative Virtual Architect Alliance

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Brecht into the Metaverse by Alternative Virtual Architect Alliance

The avatar of a man in a wheelchair in a digital environment. The man wears a VR headset.
wheelchair avatar in a digital environment, vrchat
© DALL·E 2022-08-15


The Alternative Virtual Architects Alliance combines the member’s ethic and aesthetic probes to put on a play by German playwright Bertolt Brecht in virtual worlds. This mini-series exposes the remedies for and repetitions of discriminatory social architectures in the early Metaverse.


Ethics of the metaverse, ableism, racism, misogyny, ageism, Brecht Erben, theatre, hardware, accessibility, representation, avatarism, social architecture, Meta.

Project Representatives
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Portrait Katharina Haverich
Portrait Katharina Haverich
Katharina Haverich

Katharina Haverich works at the intersection of media and theatre under the influence of dreams. As a conceptual performance artist and initiator, she stages dream-based sequences in digital and physical spheres. Haverich is a founding member of the Virtual Club of Dangerous Women and as well as co-founder of neo.NEULAND and Radikale Töchter. Among others, she worked with Zentrum für Politische Schönheit, Emilio García Wehbi & Maricel Álvarez and internil. In the winter semester 2022/23, she will be a part-time lecturer for Artistic Practice in the Metaverse at Berlin University of the Arts.

Photo: André Wunstorf

Portrait Eric Nikodym
Portrait Eric Nikodym
Eric Nikodym

Y MUSIC is an internationally operating production company and cultural agency based in Berlin. Developing transmedia and transcultural art projects, focusing on contemporary music, music theater, performance and installation. Cultural manager Eric Nikodym has been working for Y MUSIC as a senior project manager since 2018 and has taken over the management of the production office in 2021. He has produced various festivals (e.g. Kunstfest Weimar, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, International Handel Festival Karlsruhe) and he is managing director and project manager of the international performance collective “KULA Compagnie” and managing director of the International Handel Academy Karlsruhe.

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Lenn Blaschke, Katharina Haverich
Eric Nikodym – YMUSIC

General Information
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Original title:
Brecht into the Metaverse von Alternative Virtual Architects Alliance
English title:
Brecht into the Metaverse by Alternative Virtual Architects Alliance
Countries of Production:
German, subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing, English captions, audio description for visually impaired people
Project stage:
125 min
Year of completion:
Partners confirmed:

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DOK Industry is realised with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a Decision of the German Bundestag.
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