Act 5 of WIR SPIELEN (WE PLAY): Zyklische Gesellschaftsreise

Zyklische Gesellschaftsreise with YES! Association

Zyklische Gesellschaftsreise with YES! Association

For Act 5 of WIR SPIELEN (WE PLAY), YES! Association/Föreningen JA! invited us on a cyclical trip on the Berlin Ringbahn. We traveled collectively and engaged in our desire to make sense of “today” through looking, moving, conversing, and reading aloud.

Mary Ellen Solt’s point of reference for THE PEOPLEMOVER was the train that transported a fun-seeking crowd around Disneyland. This train was simply called The PeopleMover. For Solt The PeopleMover of Disneyland represented a world of fantasy, fake history, consumerism and political amnesia. Instead she wanted to locate The Peoplemover in the real world, in the USA of 1968, a nation transfixed by political degradation and in need of awaking. She envisioned The PeopleMover as a demonstration. We suggest to locate The PeopleMover in the public transport sphere of Berlin’s S-Bahn.

 

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