THE WEST AT THE VOLKSBÜHNE IN OCTOBER

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We are glad to announce that THE WEST is back at the Volksbühne in October!

Show dates:
22.10.2021 19:30
23.10.2021 19:30

Inspired by various strategies of Western societies and their worldwide influence – from Africa to Latin America – in THE WEST fictional worlds are developed and the means for constructing visual landscapes – which have shaped the social-economic relations between “the other” and Europe up to the present day – are questioned. Exoticism as a projection of Western fantasy wish fulfilment and as aesthetic exploitation of the foreign in the empire of Western mass cultures. During the height of the Cold War, the CIA invested enormous amounts of money in a secret programme that supported cultural propaganda in Western Europe. In In the United States of Africa author Abdourahman Waberi shifts perspective to a reality in which the Western world no longer plays a role. The West sketches out an anthropological, performative study of Western civilisation and takes a humorous look at Western societies as a dream factory of artificial authenticity.

Get your ticket here.

 

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Places of collective memory silently break through us daily, becoming a part of the photographic image of landscape. They travel unnoticed from  decorative to elements of fiction.

What is a place of collective memory in any case? Is there anything as such?

Is memory anything rather than the same collection of supposedly real events repeated over and over again?

The performative nature of a monument built to rise from the land and to  stand constantly glancing at the individual, cannot but be intervened by  becoming of the same nature.

To question this spaces as a contemporary being requires to initiate the  ritual of memory; in order to understand, the individual must transmute  and give that look back at them.

After a constant investigation and irruption in these spaces through out  the city of Berlin, artist-in-residence Aukanaw shares his performance  with a techno-shamanic ritual where the spectator becomes an active  part of the art piece. This proposal arises as a collaboration with Constanza Macras Dorky Park, Goethe Institute Chile, Slomo Studio for  sound experience design and Sofia Pastor as curator assistant.

- Please register at administration@dorkypark.org and receive your  invitation to attend Aukanaw Performance at Tempelhofer Feld,  September 2, 2021 -

Recommendation for the experience:

Bring comfortable clothing and a blanket to lay on the ground.
Bring  some snacks we will share altogether.
Bring your phone charged and your headphones.

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