• © Johannes Schäfer

  • © Johannes Schäfer

  • © Johannes Schäfer

  • © Johannes Schäfer

screening invisibilities

Zino Wey

»screening invisibilities« is an associative examination of invisibility. An encounter with the ambivalence of this political concept and a questioning of how we deal with it. Together with an ensemble of hearing and deaf artists, Basel director Zino Wey initiates a questioning of our perception. When does the body become a language medium? Which forms of language are we used to encountering? And who do we make invisible, even though we can see them? Signs, gestures, movement, dance and music are used to develop our own body languages and create a new (speaking) space that looks for similarities rather than differences.

A poetic-political manifesto for visibility.

A performance in sign language and spoken language.


For »screening invisibilities«, Zino Wey brings together a diverse ensemble from the fields of performance, dance, sign language art and music for a joint discussion and encounter.
Wey has been working as a director, set designer and author in various performative contexts at municipal and state theaters as well as in the independent scene since 2012. He has an ongoing collaboration with Ballhaus Ost, as do many of the artists involved.


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
  • Mar 08, 2024
  • Mar 09, 2024


15 | 10 Euros
Tickets can be purchased by phone, mail or online.
For online tickets, 13% presale fee and 2,- Euro service fee are charged in addition to the basic ticket price by the provider Reservix.


75 minutes


German, English, sign language and spoken language, partly with German surtitles

By and with

Thorbjörn Björnsson, Eyk Kauly, Jan Kress, Kihako Narisawa

Concept, direction

Zino Wey

Artistic collaboration, mediation

Franziska Winkler 

Stage and costume design

Alona Rodeh


Lukas Huber 

Light, technic

Thomas Giger


Irina Müller

Costume assistance

Margarita Rozhkova

Outside Eye

Lua Leirner 

DGS interpreting / communication assistance

Neely de Jong, Caterina Macht, Alex Metzner, Leonore Nagel, Jona Schmitz, Ulli Steinseifer, Caro Tischmann 

Production management



Hannes Jung

“screening invisibilities” is a project by les artistes dépressifs in co-production with Kaserne Basel. Supported by the Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Jaqueline Spengler Stiftung, Ruth und Paul Wallach Stiftung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung and the Wilhelm und Ida Hertner-Strassser Stiftung.

The guest performance is a cooperation with Ballhaus Ost, financed by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.