Have you experienced that moment when you realise: this is how I stand on such-and-such an issue and there’s no way round it. Not getting involved is not an option. When your conscience obliges you to do something, even if it is against what the majority think. To find out on what occasions people stand up for what they think, the project Hier.Stehe.Ich (Here.I.Stand)
takes six Polish, six Russian and six German youths on a trip to Warsaw, St. Petersburg and Berlin. With the director Uta Plate, they find out how resistant they are and what other strong personalities, alongside Martin Luther, Irena Sendler and Andrei Sakharov, could serve as today’s role models on the theme of moral courage. A selfie with a filter is not the ultimate self-expression!
A further vacation-project is planned for 2018: In Springcamp 2018
, we test self strategies of self-portrayal with artists – and invent new ones. How can we question, describe, depict, transcend, alienate, disguise and transform ourselves? Using music, theatre, words, pictures, bodies and costumes, we want to find out: Who am I? What makes me unique? Do these crazy sunglasses fit my crazy identity? How do I prove that I am not you? How do I stand up for myself? When am “I” not “us”?