By Imanuel Schipper (Hrsg.)
Series State 1-4
Phenomenon of Post-democracy
Editor: Imanuel Schipper
Paperback with 204 pages
Size: 260 x 210 mm
With numerous colored illustrations
In four theatre productions (Top Secret International, Society under Construction, Dreaming Collectives.
Tapping sheep and Davos: State of the World) shows Rimini Protocol interactive scenic results of a research trip along the edges of the democratic legitimated state. Diary entries and snapshots provide insights into the production process. Impressive photos of the performances from unusual perspectives and excerpts from the scripts document the unique methods of dealing with the audience. Sociological, philosophical, media-scientific and political essays (by Ganga Jey Aratnam, Lukas Baerfuss, Timon Beyes, Matthias Fuchs, Dieter Läpple, Gabriela Muri, Imanuel Schipper and Hannah Trittin) pose the questions together with Rimini Protokoll: what is true about the fear that PR strategists and privately funded advisory and advocacy teams snatch the control of an increasingly global acting society from the hands of its politicians? Does the state in its neo-liberal form consists only of formal but weak empty sleeves? Is democracy just a name for something that we do not want anymore - even though we actually would like to have it?
A publication by Rimini Protokoll in cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt as part of 100 Years of Now. Funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media due to a ruling of the German Bundestag.