BY OLIVER ZAHN, in german and english
The British performer and composer Phoebe Wright-Spinks, the German theater maker Oliver Zahn and the afro-pessimistic cultural anthropologist Julian Warner examine in “[Title of Song]” the immaterial heritage of German and British colonialism in Papua New Guinea. The starting point of this investigation is the dwindling Creole language “Unserdeutsch” – a vestige of German colonialism. Its slow disappearance raises questions: How to deal with the cultural products of colonial hegemony? What knowledge is worth preserving? What should we rather forget? The dialog with objects from the collection of the Munich Five Continents Museum gives rise to a performative essay about archives, techniques of remembering, exoticism and Pacific-German identities.
The premiere on October 8 is shown in the category Bloom Up by Rodeo Festival, Meeting point box office (Maximilianstraße).
By and with Julian Warner, Phoebe Wright-Spinks, Oliver Zahn
Realised in cooperation with Münchner Kammerspiele and the museum Fünf Kontinente. Funded by Bezirk Oberbayern.