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Vom kleinen Maulwurf, der wissen wollte, wer ihm auf den Kopf gemacht hat (2015) - lecture performance (food, vomit, story) in collaboration with Linda Franke

Conceived for Blauen-Haus puppet theatre, part of PLURIVERSALE II produced and curated by Akademie der Künste der Welt, Köln April 2015.

The performance is a talk about an illustrated short children story, where series of deconstructive readings of the children's literature Vom kleinen Maulwurf, der wissen wollte, wer ihm auf den Kopf gemacht hat (1989, author: Werner Holzwarth, illustrator: Wolf Erlbruch) are pushed to different contemporary phenomenons of social justice.

The Maulwurf in the story answers the call of a random occurrence of fecal matter on his head. As we go with him through the check-ups of all the animals' anuses, ass-to-ass, we are demonstrated by unique transmission, utterance, text and indigestible work of each animal. The rectum, in the story, is the channel of productive energy; it has always been also the space of pleasure and rape. This channel can be jammed or raped by pedagogy, projects of others, parasite, noise, or superego’s institutional plunders. The story is about revengeful projects, cognitive capacity of not-knowing, over-dosing, and more. The story and its pervert reading open up an interdisciplinary thinking on cultural, literary, and political aspects of 'taking action', and aims at the people who work with their creativity.

Lecture performance 'Vom kleinen Maulwurf...' at Puppentheater im Blauen-Haus, Köln 2015 Lecture performance 'Vom kleinen Maulwurf...' with Linda Franke in Blauen-Haus Puppentheater Köln 2015

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