Performance

Tonight, Lights Out! by David Weber-Krebs

14 October 2017, 20.00

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Concept, text, performance

David Weber-Krebs

Sound

Coordt Linke

Conception Installation

Hans Westendorp

Technique

Martin Kaffarnik

Production & Assistance

Marie Urban

Management&Production

Elisabeth Hirner

Thanks to

Maarten Westra Hoekzema, Mathias Domahidy

Production

Stichting Infinite Endings

Co-prodution

Frascati, STUK, Zeitraumexit and Theater Zeebelt

On December 8, 2007 the Bild Zeitung, Germany’s most important

tabloid and Europe’s best selling newspaper, was proclaiming with big

letters on its front page: “Tonight, lights out from 20:00 to 20:05!” In

the name of climate change everybody in the country was invited to

make this small gesture and exercise his or her basic democratic right.

“5 minutes for a better world” was the explicative subtitle of the

action. This action appeals to ambivalent feelings. It is first of all

remarkable that a right wing populist tabloid like the Bild Zeitung

suddenly felt the popularity of the thematic of climate change, which

it was denying for so many years. It designed a clever action followed

by a large part of the population because it was appealing to

everybody’s own democratic right and duty. By performing this small

symbolic action of switching off the lights people were part of the

large community who cares for climate change and who is

determined to solve this problem together. For the time of five

minutes…

The situation itself of a whole country being intentionally in the dark

is also a great trigger for imagination. What was happening in those

cities, in those houses? Were people sitting on the bench together

remaining silent? What were they thinking about? Did they hope their

action would have true consequences? Of what kind?

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