She was the woman who tried to kill pop art. In June 1968, Andy Warhol was critically wounded by three bullets in an assassination attempt, and died years later from the long-term effects of the gunshot wounds. The assassin, Valerie Solanas, had links to Warhol’s Factory. When asked about her motive, she replied: "There are many involved reasons. I have written a manifesto of what I am and what I stand for." Her SCUM Manifesto was published four months later: a feminist text, radical, enraged, but also very witty. The first sentence says it all: "'Life' in this 'society', being at best an utter bore and no aspect of 'society' being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and eliminate the male sex." SCUM was said to stand for "Society for Cutting Up Men". But SCUM referred above all to a future female elite, "dominant, secure, self-confident, nasty, violent, selfish, independent, proud, thrill-seeking, free-wheeling, arrogant females, who consider themselves fit to rule the universe."
Tom Kühnel and Jürgen Kuttner and their all-male cast will submit themselves to the full force of Solanas' wrath. Also involved is the wonderful Christiane Rösinger, former founder of and singer in the indie pop band Lassie Singers and Ramin Bijan.
Music Christiane Rösinger, Andreas Spechtl
Stage lighting Kristina Jedelsky
20 October 2017, Kammerspiele
Christiane RösingerLive music
Andreas SpechtlLive music
Marlene BlumertLive camera
Bernadette KnollerLive camera
Christiane Rösinger, Andreas Spechtl, Ramin Bijan