Jessica Huber & Michelle Ettlin

I lost**


There are certain things you do want to lose – prejudices, for example, or unpleasant memories. There are other things you do not want to lose for anything. Some losses we suffer all of a sudden, others gradually, barely noticeably. «I lost**» is an archive of voices by Michelle Ettlin and Jessica Huber which collects contributions on «loss» from artists and companions. During an evening of listening in the open air, the two artists share traces of their multi-voiced research, talk about its process and invite theatre-maker Lindiwe Matshikiza, dancer Géraldine Chollet and the musicians Sarah Palin and Simone Aubert to share their experiences. (rb)

In addition, Huber and Ettlin, in collaboration with the Theater Spektakel and as part of the research that also led to «I lost **», asked theater makers and artists from Uganda, India, Cuba, England and Nairobi for their voices and to share their stories. The result is a podcast that is available here until the end of the festival. By and with Sankar Venkateswaran, Wanjiku Mwawuganga, Henry Mubiru, Kim Noble, Noëmi Lakmaier and Martha Luisa Hernandez.

Artistic direction and cast

Idee/künstlerische LeitungMichelle Ettlin & Jessica Huber
Von & mitSimone Aubert (tout bleu), Géraldine Chollet, Michelle Ettlin, Jessica Huber, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Sarah Palin
FotoZTS/Christian Altorfer


Produktion & AdministrationYvonne Dünki, Artem
Dank für Inspiration und BeratungKlaas Hübner, I lost my sock, Ant Hampton, Barbara Raes
KoproduktionGessnerallee Zürich, Schönegg Atelier
UnterstützungStadt Zürich Kultur, Schweizer Kulturstiftung Pro Helvetia


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Stories & Music


2 hrs.


English, Swiss German

An inclusive event

accessible with wheelchair

Safety Concept

For this event, there is no obligation to wear masks and no COVID certificate is needed. See here for more information about your visit to the Theater Spektakel

Open-air performance

In case of adverse weather, the performance will be cancelled. Information on potential cancellation on and Facebook no later than 2 hours before the start of performance



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