This Friday in Kreuzberg!

STORYTELLING ARENA – Stories and Sounds of Protest

With Guest Artist, Joseph Young from Brighton, UK
In German and English. With OPEN MIC for your stories.

Fri. 30 October 2015, Wasserturm Kreuzberg, Kopischstr. 7, 10965 Berlin Doors Open 7.30pm, Begin 8pm

In the Storytelling Arena in October:
We explore modern forms of protest in narratives.

What is the sound of protest?
A Narrative Performance by Giuseppe Marinetti

Sound artist and performer Joseph Young, AKA Giuseppe Marinetti presents the story of a thought… “What is the sound of protest?”

Giuseppe takes us on a journey via personal anecdotes and sound recordings through the global streets, as he explores how the sound of protest can be found among the everyday noises of the contemporary city.

Could the sound of an espresso machine in a trendy neighbourhood be the sound of protest, or is it the sound of capitulation to neoliberal globalisation?

What are the narratives of urban protest today?

The performance will be accompanied by sounds using a custom-designed Sonic Baton – an orchestral conductor’s baton that has been technologically adapted to conduct ‘noise’.

Stories from a protest movement

Storyteller and theatre practitioner, Rachel Clarke presents a story of a recent protest movement.

Using the capacity of storytelling to weave an entertaining, cohesive narrative from the most contradictory experiences, she shares her story of “Occupy” in Berlin from the decisive demonstration of 15th October 2011 until the media declared it dead in the spring of 2013.

Her narrative takes us from assemblies in front of the Reichstag to vision sessions in political cafés, from online verbal battles to the Occupy protest camp at the 7th Berlin Biennale. We meet people from many walks of life and beliefs – from engaged academics and experienced activists to beautifully eccentric artivists, from determined loners with ‘specialist theories’ to tireless mediators trying to keep them all together in a direct democratic dialogue.

This is one woman’s story – sometimes rose-tinted, sometimes unavoidably sensationalist and occasionally objective – of a movement, which spread around the world like wildfire in reaction to a global crisis, born out of people’s need for hope and above all of a very real need for change.