The first refugees from Vietnam arrived in Germany in the late 1970s. They were called “boat people” because they had drifted across the ocean for a long time. 35 years later, refugees arrived across the Mediterranean Sea to a Europe that did not know how to deal with them. Denken Was Tomorrow is a performance lecture in which the artist talks about racism, and recounts his parents’ story: their experience of war and flight, and the creation of a new home on another continent.
The human microphone is a method to “amplify” demonstrations, as popularised by Occupy Wall Street. One person speaks, and those around them repeat the words. The voice is carried in waves into the crowd. During the Festival, and without becoming undemocratic, we will reverse the course of this process. An individual will recount collective experiences: stories of walls and borders from different parts of the world. Personal stories will be made public.
Idea: Zofia Nierodzińska, Joanna Pańczak, Agnieszka Różyńska.