Homo Novus 2015


The Art of culture of hope - A Sharing

J&J / Jessica Huber and James Leadbitter
8 September 18.00, Dirty Deal Teatro | Free admission

Hope dwindles when we take a look at the future: climate catastrophes, peak oil, wars, migration, financial uncertainty, nationalism, attacks on human rights. Yet, Jessica Huber and James Leadbitter aka J&J refuse to be ruled by a policy of fear. In 2016 they have started a long term exploration of our value system by initiating a dialogue about fear and asking – where there is hope, or, in other words, where there is room for the potential of our society. The Art of Culture of Hope is an evening of sharing the experience and material created during three workshops Space for Hope conducted by artists in Cēsis and Riga.

About artist

Jessica Huber works as an artist in the field of the performing arts and is a founding member of mercimax, a theatre group and performance installation collective, based in Zürich. Jessica works with curiosity and has a special interest in the texture of relationships and in how we function as individuals in society. James Leadbitter aka the vacuum cleaner is an art and activism collective of one. From one man shows to large scale participatory actions, the vacuum cleaner’s approach is subtle and extreme, but always candid, provocative and playful.


Idea and concept: Jessica Huber & James Leadbitter (the vacuum cleaner)
Production: J&J, Anna Zagorska, New Theatre Institute of Latvia
Co-production: Gessnerallee Zürich, Festspiele Zürich, Südpol Luzern, Roxy Basel, Théâtre Usine Financial support: Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Pro Helvetia, Prärie Migros Kulturprozent




Dirty Deal Teatro

Free admission


In English

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