On this interview with the Theater director, Angela Richter, we discussed mass surveillance, privacy, activism, and how art can help communicate these issues to a wider audience at the TRANSEUROPA Festival.
Currently living between Berlin and Cologne, Richter studied theatre directing with Jürgen Flimm at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Hamburg, and from 1996 to 2000 was a member of the Hamburg-based artist group Isotropic Academy. Since 2001 she works as a director. In 2006 she founded the Fleet Street theatre in Hamburg, which she ran until 2010 and is currently one of the four house directors at the Cologne Theatre. In recent years, Richter has worked with such digital activists as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and in 2012 premiered her piece Assassinate Assange.
Since then, Angela not only visited regularly the WikiLeaks founder in London, but has engaged in panel discussions and in various print media including Der Spiegel, Monopoly, Interview Magazine, Review and Next Society for internet activists and hacktivists. In the season 2014/15, Richter has scheduled a large scale project entitled Die Avantgarde der Supernerds in co-production with the German TV WDR dealing with the life and work of digital dissidents.