Theater performance based on Kurt Schwitters' short story 'Franz Müllers Drahtfrüling'
A man is standing there. He doesn’t speak, he doesn’t answer, he doesn't move, he simply stands. Around that occurrence - or non-occurrence - wove German Dada artist Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) his story of the outbreak of the Great Glorious Revolution in the Free City Revon (a fictional place referring to his city of origin – Hanover). The man stands, and by doing so he poses a challenge on the people gathering around him and trying to understand his reasons for standing, and so those are also mob-rule, the masses' insatiable voyeuristic appetite, and its delegates' intolerance to the irrational and unexplainable that lead to a disastrous outcome and outbreak of chaos and revolution.
Original story: Kurt Schwitters
Direction, set design, costume design, original music, translation from German: Roi Alter
Actors: Anat Spiegel, Daniel Rovai, Styrmir örn Gudmunsson
Sound and light: Thomas Myrmel
Producer/curator: Maaike Gouwenberg
An A.P.E (art projects era) Production
Production partners: IDA-Schir Hanover, Open Ateliers Zuidoost, Splendor Amsterdam