Enjoy Whiteness!

Feb
2012

/ Workshop in englischer Sprache

/ nur nach Voranmeldung

"...man kann ja zu niemandem darüber reden, aber natürlich ist die welt nur in privilegien erträglich, ich brauche richtige ungerechte ausnahmeregelungen, nur für mich."

(ronald m. schernikau)

Liebe Interessenten,

im Rahmen der Reihe WEISSE MÄNNER veranstaltet der Theaterdiscounter Berlin einen Workshop zum Zusammenhang von Weißsein, Genießen und Institution.

Zur Bewerbung bitte eine kurze Antwort/Intuition auf die Frage:

Wie die eigenen Privilegien genießen? / How to enjoy one´s privileges?


Der Workshop ist kostenlos, die Teilnehmeranzahl begrenzt.
Der Workshop findet in englischer Sprache statt.

Die Performancegruppe W.E.A.N. , Eure/Ihre Gastgeber,

heißen Euch/Sie herzlich willkommen.

Ort: Theaterdiscounter Berlin, Klosterstrasse 44
Zeit: Samstag, der 28.1.2012; 14-18h

INFO:

Critical strategies usually put up the question: how to reveal privileges that are being rendered invisible by society ? how to visualize them in order to fight their power effectively?

One of the latest attempts in doing so is a school of thinking that goes by the name of Critical Whiteness Theory; trying to put the focus on one of the probably last blind spots in the male, heterosexual, eurocentric perspective: the meaning of skincolour, hairstructure and bonestructure in its complex relation to class and social privilege. The meaning of WHITENESS.

After having worked with different strategies of how to transform Critical Whiteness Theory into aesthetical practice and inspired by Renzo Martens movie about the Camera/the Congo ("Enjoy Poverty", 2009) the hosts of the workshop would like to relate to this position in a slightly different way, raising the question:

How to ENJOY one´s privileges ?
or
How to enjoy WHITENESS ?

The workshop is divided into two parts, one based on experience / the tryout of ENJOYING WHITENESS collectively and another one presenting a work in progress: an intervention, that the hosts are preparing at the Royal Theatre of Stockholm -- being the INSTITUTION, where WHITENESS is being ENJOYED to the fullest.