According to its modular layout staats-theater is not bound to a specific artistic genre:
The presentation format varies from exhibition, film screening and theatre performance to panel discussion or text publication.
Presentation formats so far:
- video installation and objects (Experimental film staats-theater #1 LAGOS, flyer Visions of the National Theatre of Nigeria, at the exhibition Afropolis at Rautenstrauch Joest Museum, Cologne, 4.11.2010-13.3.2011)
- stage performance (with Sara Reyhani, Segun Adefila, Jörn J. Burmester, Andreas Müller, 2.-4.12.2010 at the Mousonturm Theatre, Frankfurt, February 2012 at the Fajr Festival, Tehran)
- film screening and panel discussion (Experimental film staats-theater: Lagos/Tehran/Berlin at the Akademie der Künste Berlin 31.8.2011)
- to be released:
staats-theater #2 TEHRAN (March 2011)
staats-theater #3 BERLIN (August 2011)
For the online presentation for JAR Daniel Kötter and Constanze Fischbeck decided to focus on the National Theatre of Lagos and chose a three part structure referring to three different complementary perspectives:
- filmic approach
making use of the footage of their experimental film staats-theater #1 LAGOS, Kötter and Fischbeck link film, graphic and architecture by allowing the user to zoom in the vast and modernist architecture of the abandoned National Theatre of Lagos.
- approach in architecture theory
based on photographs taken by Kötter/Fischbeck Berlin-based architect Andreas Müller analyzes the architecture’s political and historical implications.
- speculative approach
Hunter & Gatherer (author Fabian Faltin and architect Manuel Shvartzberg) in collaboration with Nigerian architect Ayodele Arigbabu present a set of tourist flyers, exploring fictional, utopian and dystopian uses for Nigeria's National Theatre.