Schweizer Propaganda Konferenz (spk)
Essayistic conference with lectures and lecture performances
In September 2019, an essayistic conference with lectures, performances, and conversations took place over three days. The director and author Boris Nikitin dedicated this three-day conference to the raw material “public sphere”, for which a global competition has broken out. As never before, it is about being seen and heard: for purposes of political mobilization, in search of solidarity, showing one’s own emotional worlds, or simply to advertise products. Here, the shared public sphere is a limited resource and, as it were, the stage on which people represent — and present — “their” reality and thus help to shape reality. This courting, fighting, shaping, manipulating, creating and manufacturing of reality can be summed up in one term: Propaganda. In the SPK conceived and curated for the Neumarkt, Nikitin invited twelve positions into the theater that illuminated the production of the public sphere and reality and/or already activate these themselves in their practices. The twelve speeches, lectures, lecture performances, and conversations are about propaganda — and are propaganda themselves.
With: Imran Ayata, Brandy Butler, Didier Eribon, David Eugster, Deborah Feldmann, Dean Hutton, Robine Laverne Wilson aka Dragonfly, Geoffrey de Lagasnerie, Rabih Mroué, Franziska Schutzbach, Georg Sesseln, Storm & Störmer
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