89/90: The Great Disintegration
FFT Juta Sprache: Deutsch / Dauer: 90 min19€/11€ (erm.) Ticket - buy now
This country needs new narratives! This could be the conclusion drawn from the debates on the histories of both German states on the event of the 30th anniversary of the crumbling of the Berlin Wall and subsequent reunification. Official historiography and personal recollection are, more often than not, hard to reconcile. Therefore, andcompany&Co. advocate for a multi-perspective “neverending story” and fictionalise the 1989 events: All of Fantastica is under threat. The Nothing is approaching with unstoppable force, both as a real socialist cement mixer threatening to encase the old conditions and as a neo-liberally blinking bulldozer, destined to sell even older conditions as the newest solution and, what’s more, as the only option, without alternative. This leaves no space for the dream of a better society that yet has to find its name.
On the stage, as contemporaries and later-borns: Authors* Luise Meier (“MRX MASCHINE”) and Karsten Krampitz (“Wasserstand und Tauchtiefe”) as well as Amanda Anfang, making her stage début portraying Michael Ende. Together, they reactivate the dissolution energies of 1989/90 and redirect them until old lies transform into new stories and fantastical tales: “You cannot tell the people anything, but you can narrate everything to them.” (Walter Benjamin)