Delmenhorst Burginselträume | Perpetuum

PERPETUUM is more topical than ever! Whether chatbots, AI-supported search engines, fear of blackouts and the associated question of the energy of the future... PERPETUUM makes a groundbreaking discovery and thus lets humanity dare an urban utopia.

The reason: A complete plan of a perpetual motion machine, the Perpetuum mobile, was found. The inventor is Johann Bessler aka Orffyreus – Medicus, Mechanicus and Alchemist of the early 18th century. Once set in motion, his “eternal wheel” once kept on turning for many weeks.

Theatre ANU stages a city without hardship.

The futurist Paul Scheerbart envisions his idea of the “Perpeh” by means of a crazy projection apparatus. In an impressive experiment, visitors can admire the so-called “butterfly effect”. And in front of a large cross, “Frau Mehr” ponders about a world that no longer needs God.
Science has long since banished perpetual motion to the realm of the impossible. Yet still: don’t we already live in a perpetual world wheel that, once set in motion, can no longer be stopped and produces a “more” of everything?

This profound and pictorial cycle presents six poetic views from the fields of religion, art, science, futuristic visions and history, raising the question of the city of the future. How can the social human being live in a future community if everything that surrounds it is only designed for the well-being of individuals?


Tickets can be bought here:

Event time
10 pm

Castle Island Delmenhorst

Info venue and directions
The venue is located on an artificial island. Parking is available within walking distance in the city centre.

City of Delmenhorst
Town Hall Square 1
27749 Delmenhorst
Phone (04221) 99-2464

The event will also take place in case of light rain (except thunderstorms, storms etc.). We recommend sturdy shoes and rainwear. Please refrain from using umbrellas. There are not always paved paths. Unfortunately, this means that the production can only be experienced with limited accessibility. If the event has to be cancelled for weather reasons before one hour of the performance has been completed, the ticket entitles the holder to admission to another performance date of the GREAT JOURNEY, subject to availability.