Goethe-Institut Presents Filmed Performance, Discussion of THE SECRET RACE: A PLAY ABOUT THE NSA Tonight
Goethe-Institut will present a filmed performance and discussion of The Secret Race: A Play About the NSA tonight, February 20 at 6:30pm.
The performance was done in Germany in 2013 and has a running time of 27 minutes. It was directed by Tobias Rosenberger and features Malte Scholz (from Pullach, Germany, headquarters of the intelligence agency of the German government) as Tyler Hamilton, "Schmitt" + "The NSA" as Lance Armstrong, "The Chinese" as Team Festina and others.
A discussion follows the screening with director Tobias Rosenberger and Dieter Dettke, Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.
Based on Tyler Hamilton's autobiography The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs, this filmed performance is an artistic experiment about monitoring and spying. It indirectly raises questions such as: What may actually be at stake in the 21st century? How do we define truth today?
Tobias Rosenberger (b. 1980) is a German media artist who works at the crossroads of media art, visual arts, and performance. He has produced art works in Yemen, Spain, Mexico, India, and Ukraine. Since 2012 he has been based in China, where he teaches at the College of New Media Art, Shanghai Institute of Visual Art.
Dieter Dettke is a foreign and security policy specialist focusing on German and European security issues and transatlantic relations. He teaches at Georgetown University.
There is no charge to attend this event. To RSVP, go to www.goetheinstitutwashington.eventbrite.com.