With each passing day, we have less and less of a connection to what came before us. History needs to be renarrated consistently if we want to save it from oblivion. The legacy of perpetrators in history is an issue that requires particular attention and responsibility from all of us. How can we use creative expression as a means to reconnect with history?
In this workshop, we will make use of the methodology “New Forms of Remembrance”, a practice using provocative, charged locations to inspire our work, find new creative ways of commemoration in order to give the next generation a chance to understand history and their place in it. We will visit the house of the Wannsee Conference, where on 20 January 1942, fifteen high-ranking Nazi officials met to discuss their plan to deport and murder European Jews. We will use this as a starting point to dive into questions of guilt and the legacies of perpetrators: Are only those guilty who wield the guns? How responsible are the perpetrators of the pen? Where in your country do these questions arise? Through a series of writing and performance exercises, we will try to expose our emotions and express the complex nature of guilt, responsibility, war and peace, resistance, reconciliation and remembrance to create short performances that use the spoken word as a tool for giving space to individual remembrance.
Join this workshop and take the opportunity to express yourself creatively and use your voice to find new forms of remembrance.
Image Credits: © Marcin Olivia Soto
Workshop Leader: Dan Wolf
Dan Wolf is a performance artist who crosses artistic and cultural borders to combine conventional theatre styles with the themes, language, music, history and aesthetics of the Hip-Hop generation. This workshop uses the methodology of the concept “Sound in the Silence” developed by Dan Wolf and supported by the MOTTE (Hamburg) and European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (Warsaw).
Further Information: http://dan-wolf.com/