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Sunday, 07 February 2021 — Friday, 26 February 2021

MOTOR

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MOTOR

The nGbK presents the new video work by Frankfurter Hauptschule.

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MOTOR, 2020
Didactic play

Bertolt Brecht’s play »The Decision« was first performed in 1930, followed 46 years later by the première of Heiner Müller’s response »Mauser«. After a similar interval, Frankfurter Hauptschule now responds to the two Lehrstücke with »Maßnahme – Mauser – Motor«. Based on the results of a series of discussions, the repertoire developed by Brecht and Müller is used to explore the question of where we stand today: modernity, post-modernity, acceleration, knowledge society, fake news, contemporary art, I’m a celebrity get me out of here, climate disaster, the end?

Frankfurter Hauptschule (FHS) is a collective that has been exploring the pain thresholds and limits of art in a stress test of public and media space since 2013. With their interventions, the artists, who met at the Städelschule in Frankfurt, probe societal resilience and legal responsibilities.

The book on »MOTOR« will be published by Merve Verlag in 2021.


nGbK project group: Frankfurter Hauptschule

Funded by the LOTTO-Stiftung Berlin;
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media

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