In a performative audio walk, hannsjana explore the East-West dialogue in Berlin as a pack of bears. Bears barely live to be 30 years of age and have as little memory of the German division as millennials like hannsjana have. So the artists slip into their bear costumes and get to the bottom of the prejudices and privileges that have seeped into their respective West and East German socialization. While walking with the audience along the formerly divided Brunnenstraße, they look for affiliations that can no longer be located accurately. While they are singing and dancing their critical westness and eastern rage off their souls, around 30 years after the reunification, there is a surprising new turn of events.
BY AND WITH Laura Besch, Alice Escher, Jule Gorke, Katharina Siemann, Lotte Schüßler und Marie Weich
A production by hannsjana in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Capital City Fund within the framework of the festival Das Ost-West-Ding 2019. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung