Nils Alix-Tabeling + Zoe Williams

Saturday, 5 August 2023, 7 PM


Nils Alix-Tabeling: But Who is Ulrike Mandrake?

Language: German and English
Performer: Laura Schuller and Louis Sé
Duration: about 40 Minutes

In the form of an operetta, Nils Alix-Tabeling presents a dialogue between a sleeping demon and a female figure whose biographical and character traits are based on the journalist Ulrike Meinhof, the politician Rosa Luxemburg and the writer Unica Zürn.
If I were an herb myself I would be a rhyzome of nettles, Hawthorne, and brambles.
I would choose to spread my roots in a military complex. Covering the land with spikes, tearing at the legs of soldier, making each of them experience at least a sample of the pain that they bring to the world.
I would cover each tank and missile launcher with wooden whips, slowly biting my way through the metal with acidic sap. Filling the canon with leaves and branches until they blew themselves over and over again!
I would leave not one single weapon intact in the world, I would turn them all to bright pilars of orange rust, held together by spiky Hawthorne.
In their place berries will feed the world.
I would be the last and only weapon of mass destruction, a green beam of spores and seeds tearing the world into submission, and peace…

Zoe Williams: Liquid Currency Bar

a remote intervention


Kindly supported by


Part of PERSPEKTIVE Fund for Contemporary Art & Architecture of the Bureau des arts plastiques of the Institut français Germany, supported by the French Ministry of Culture, the Institut français Paris and the Goethe-Institut.

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