Originating from Ancient Greek, apotheosis is synonymous to deification. It describes the act of elevating a mortal to the level of god or a demigod, as well as the process of glorification or transfiguration. Cults are formed around individuals who create musical and artistic elements through which they can reach a wider public. Outstanding achievements and skills gain special admiration, even reverence. We want to state this process as Apotheosis.
Is Apotheosis the result of many years of striving for recognition? Is it the outcome of unfulfilled others who project themselves onto the acts of musicians and artists? Within the frame of an open conversation, the biographies and works of invited musicians and artists will serve as stimuli for a discussion and exploration around the title-giving Apotheosis and its internal paradoxes.
This exchange takes place once a month at HuMBase, a former church building from the 60s, followed by musical and artistic performances by the invited guests at additional changing venues in Stuttgart.
Initiated and moderated by Jan Nicola Angermann.
With many thanks to the invited musicians and artists, HuM-Collective, Meckatzer, the city of Stuttgart and all contributors.