phase II
 the guerilla dress

greifswald, at the european crossroads 2012

'the guerilla dress' speaks with an language, which focus on german history. The nazis did kill many people called partisans, who try to destruct their system. They exhibited their victims with a sign, that reads something like 'I'M A PARTISAN' or 'I COLLABORATED WITH THE FIEND'. Another part of german history is the war of the 'RAF'. Some photos show brigitte mohnhaupt with a sign, that reads a similar language like the 'guerilla dress'. This problems are ever-present, in a democracy too: Every present age has their partisans, their delinquents and a typical form to show them as fiend, as traitor or something else. The forms are different: a dictaturship shows its rage, a democracy operates in a subtil way like constructing social obstructions to hold them on the 'bottom' of the social architecture. In both ways is one fact the same: they try to get control and for control they must create fiends. Heiner Mueller said, that the DDR did spend many time on producing a overflow of fiends. Every nation do it. The USA with the ideology of the terrorism, the DDR with the fiend of the republic called 'kapitalistisches ausland'. Fiends of a nation have the function to concentrate the power of the society onto own point. Without a fiend the body of society would fight against himself. These facts were the base of 'the guerilla dress' to show, that our past is not over; there are phenomenons, who are still working. A first intervention happened in greifswald, the city of the tourists. At the next step the german 'Bundestag' will be the next target. Thanks to Steven Thelen, who filmed the intervention.

greifswald, at the european crossroads 2012

greifswald, at the european crossroads 2012