Monster Truck called upon all the people of Stuttgart to sit for an hour on a stage in the public space of the city; Hells Angels, depressives, dog owners, Hare Krishnas, jobless and handicapped people as well as many others. Oscillating between the totalitarian act of sorting and sovereign self-assertion, now the people of Berlin are asked to sort themselves!
SORTIERT EUCH! lets the citizens of Stuttgart themselves take center stage. With their support, Monster Truck shows a multi-facetted and differentiated but still distinct image of the city. Who is represented where and who simply loses themselves in the cityscape? Which groups dominate city life and which people may not even register as a group yet? As a counterattack against heedless individualism and excessive acceptance of differences, for SORTIERT EUCH! the citizens of Stuttgart avow themselves as members of groups, profess to be what they are, where they come from and where they belong. Oscillating between the totalitarian act of (self-)sorting and sovereign self-assertion, the different groups present themselves in city space: at Schlossplatz and Marienplatz they face the public and an audience that forms in this very moment.
Starting in July, as part of SORTIERT EUCH! – THE SHOW we will experience the representatives of the various groups during five-minute- performances on stage at the Rampe theatre. The conditions of the previous outdoor installation have now been reversed: the unprotected public sphere is now the safe space of art performance, but the representatives of the groups are facing the audience of the theatre alone.
Duration of show: .ca 90 minutes (break not included)
Sortiert euch! (Sort yourselves!) is a production of Monster Truck, Rabea Kiel, Sebastian König and the Rampe theatre. Supported by the Doppelpass Theatre Cooperation Fund of the Federal Cultural Foundation and the Innovation Fund of Art of Baden-Württemberg. Media partner: taz.
Supported by the Doppelpass Theatre Cooperation Fund of the Federal Cultural Foundation and the Innovation Fund of Art of Baden-Württemberg.