How to end your wealth sends preconceived perceptions and everyday uses of money through the shredder. As money is stripped of its value and returned to its source material – paper – it attempts to bring forth other meanings and explores the value of "worth." During this participatory performance, audiences are guided through a process of radically reconsidering their relationship to wealth – their own and that of others.
How to end your wealth is part play and part craft, which brings mapping, speculation and storytelling to bear. The participants experience how wealth turns into nothing, into paper pulp – for the undescribed beginning of a speculative future. How to end your wealth penetrates through your bank accounts into your minds and hearts, forging connections and tracing interdependencies within a global capitalist machinery. In doing so, it seeks to unravel larger questions and provokes thoughts about notions of ownership, principles of give & take, and privilege & aid...
The participatory performance lasts about 60-75 minutes. Comprehension of spoken English is needed for understanding. The performance requires participation from the audience in spoken English and a written language of their choice. The light situation is rather bright. There are no surprising light or sound effects. The performance is suitable for an audience aged 21 and older. The space is on the 2nd floor. It can only be reached via the staircase and thus is unfortunately not accessible for wheelchair users. Participants are seated on chairs with backrests. There is one beanbag seat that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop or at the box office, if available. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at email@example.com or 030 27 89 00 35.
ABHISHEK THAPAR (Director and Performer, Moga/India and Amsterdam/Netherlands) first studied business and then decided to turn his passion into a profession. He holds a Diploma in Physical Theatre from the London International School of Performing Arts and a Master in Theatre from DAS Theatre, Amsterdam. His performance My home at the Intersection was invited to the Zürcher Theaterspektakel and Spielart München, his new piece Cow is a Cow is a Cow was shown at the Ruhrfestspiele and the Aua wir Leben Festival in Bern. In the summer of 2021 he was artist-in-residence at Kampnagel. For several years he has been developing an artistic research and practice based on postcolonial epistemologies, historical metafiction and storytelling.
Lead Artist Abhishek Thapar CO-THINKER Noah Voelker DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT Maria Rößler Recording, Sound Design, Composition Andi Otto Edit, Co-composition Jonathan Nagel Voice Contribution Mohamadou Kamara
A production by Flinn Works in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. In cooperation with the Institute for Cultural Policy at the University of Hildesheim. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung