• © Pati Grabowicz

  • © Pati Grabowicz

  • © Pati Grabowicz

  • © Pati Grabowicz

  • © Pati Grabowicz

Recycling of Life

Antje Schupp | Ayman Nahle | Yanik Soland

Anyone who has ever had to deal with a household clear-out knows that the junk usually has no value – or does it? Swiss theater award winner Antje Schupp invites the audience to an advanced recycling session. After a relaxed arrival with coffee and drinks from Grandma’s best service, Antje and her team rummage through all the loaded things from the past. Musical, playful, full of attention to detail, between exhibition setting and loving chaos: definitely more bless this mess than Marie Kondō.

»Recycling of Life« speculates on the eternal cycle of life and things: in order to live, cells die in us unnoticed, sometimes every second, and are renewed. Philosophically, the evening not only poses the question of value, but also utilizes memories, knowledge and experiences. What to do with all these things and memories?

Please bring an item along to the performance that is worthless to others but valuable to you. It can become part of the »Gallery of Useless Things«, if you are willing to give it to us on loan. We also accept vinyls and slides that are no longer needed. Thank you! 

19:00 Café and Exhibition
20:00 Performance
followed by Café and Exhibition


Antje Schupp is a director, performer, author, lecturer and loves interdisciplinary projects. She has worked with Ayman Nahle, a filmmaker from Beirut, on four projects and with set designer Christoph Rufer on countless others. Yanik Soland is a musician and composer. Antje and Yanik are artists in residence at the Kaserne Basel in 2023/24.


The performance is part of our guest performance series Berlin Basel Smash: from February 23 to March 9, we will be showing three pieces from the city on the Rhine at Ballhaus Ost. »Recycling of Life« by Antje Schupp | Ayman Nahle | Yanik Soland will be followed by »Court Fantasies« and »screening invisibilities« by Zino Wey.

Past Dates
  • Feb 23, 2024
  • Feb 24, 2024


15 | 10 Euros
For online tickets, 10% presale fee and 2,- Euro service fee are charged in addition to the basic ticket price by the provider Reservix.


75 minutes


German, English, with German and English surtitles

Concept, text, direction

Antje Schupp


Antje Schupp, Ayman Nahle, Yanik Soland

Stage design

Christoph Rufer


Ayman Nahle


Yanik Soland

Technical direction, light

Thomas Kohler

Production management

Annina Birrer, produktionsDOCK

A production by born2perform in co-production with Kaserne Basel and Ballhaus Ost. With the generous support of the Fachausschuss Tanz&Theater BS/BL, Ernst Göhner Stiftung and Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung.

The Berlin Performances are supported by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.