Christian Müller is a freelance producer who lives in Stuttgart. In addition to his activities with a wide range of municipal theatres, he above all realises free productions. He occasionally also works as an author, lecturer, radio moderator and podcast producer. He is interested in contemporary topics and in translating them into state-of-the-art theatrical formats.
Among other activities, he has produced theatre performances for the Junges Ensemble Stuttgart and the municipal theatres in Esslingen, Bremerhaven, Regensburg and Bielefeld. He realises Free Theatre Projects with the Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv. Venues his productions have been invited to include the festivals theaterszene europa (Cologne), Heidelberger Stückemarkt (Heidelberg), AUGENBLICK MAL! (Berlin), Sens Interdits (Lyon) and FESTin pe Bulevard (Bucharest).
What is your professional focus?
I regard myself as a theatre director, and I take a keen interest in interdisciplinary work. In addition to drama and performance, I work, for example, in the fields of puppet theatre and object theatre, musicals and digital theatre. Furthermore, I realise podcasts and programmes in the “Freies Radio für Stuttgart”. In terms of contents, topical issues are important to me which can then be dealt with in different formats.
What potentials do you see in the certificate course “Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education” for your specialist field?
In my view, the course above all offers the opportunity to create a new definition of Cultural Education – as an integral element of artistic activities and their results. This is essential if one wants to clear obstacles and make art socially relevant. One should not have to impart art; rather, art ought to be able to impart itself.
Which changes are needed at cultural policy or education policy level to strengthen the potentials of cooperation with artists for Cultural Education in Germany?
In my opinion, the status of Free Artists and Groups has to be further enhanced. This is where innovative formats and new perspectives are developed. Free Artists have to be put on a par with institutions, not only in the sense of their enjoying equal esteem, but also, above all, financially. To this end, the free scene ought to communicate its outreach and its successes more clearly.
Christian Müller at “Artistic Interventions in Cultural Education”
Christian Müller is participating as a lecturer in the context of the course in Module 6: “Cultural Institutions as Places of Learning”. If you have any questions or are interested in working with him, please go to zertifikatskurs [at] uni-hildesheim [dot] de