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Maxim Gorki Theater, Brandenburg Gate in 2018
GRUNDGESETZ initiated the creation of the POLITICAL VOICE INSTITUTE in Berlin. The performance took place in front of the Brandenburg Gate in 2018. A diverse, multilingual ensemble of 50 performers subjected the constitution to a stress test. It checked on the extent to which the rights and freedoms that are declared foundational for contemporary German society really do work in a time of global exodus and the crisis of liberal democracy. Who is the subject of the constitution? What is the status of bodies present on German territory that are not included in its laws? Who is the CHORUS that celebrates the reunification of the national body politic with the community of Berlin?
GRUNDGESETZ: The chorus as Portrait and Proxy of Political Community
Luise Decaillet from University of Zurych
This text analyzes the function of the chorus in Marta's open-air production Grundgesetz (Berlin, 2018) in redefining the political community of “the German" people.
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