CONCEPT, DIRECTION, TEXT, MUSIC: FUX (NELE STUHLER, FALK RÖSSLER)
Complaining has become omnipresent. Because complaining is how we communicate when things goes wrong: in the form of phone calls, demos and petitions. In their new work, FUX is dedicated to the articulation of contradiction, from inconsequential lawsuits to riotous protests. To do this, the group has rediscovered the ancient, nearly forgotten music-theatre format of the Granteloper. It was once conceived to lend a singing voice to the concerns and needs of the oppressed, and to develop these into an unparalleled total art work. But, not least because of these lofty aspirations, the Granteloper was never realised. FUX will now take up this task. Because if ever the time were ripe for the Granteloper, it’s now.