At sunset, katze und krieg invite their audience on an evening expedition through the city. katze und krieg are equipped with radio transmitters so that the audience can hear them via radio receiver. As katze und krieg move through the city, they talk about potential possibilities for action, inspired by what they see. Each sentence begins with, “we could…”. They look for new and unfamiliar actions that disrupt the anonymity and routines of urban space. As soon as they both like a proposal, they try to fullfill it in cooperation with passers-by they meet.
For example, at a performance in Braunschweig, they initiate a group to pee together in the toilet of a bar. Then they want to trade the underpants they took off for chocolate available at the counter. Since the barman shows no interest in the exchange, katze and krieg instigate two guests of the bar to buy them the chocolate. With the chocolate in their hands, they leave the bar and move on. In order to arrange a chocolate fondue, they ask at a sushi restaurant whether the chocolate could be heated in their kitchen, without success. Only when they ring the doorbell of an apartment, they find a man and his son who agree and provide their stove and pot. When the chocolate is heated, the entire audience is invited into the apartment to eat the chocolate together.
Since katze und krieg work with the people and situations on site, each performance is different.
On May 4/5/6/7, 2011, the performance took place in Braunschweig, starting from LOT Theater/einraum5-7, supported by Braunschweig Cultural Heritage Foundation and the Cultural Office of the City of Braunschweig.
On May 11/12/13/14, 2011 the performance took place in Hildesheim starting from Theaterhaus Hildesheim.
On May 25/26/27/28, 2011 the performance took place in Berlin starting from Brotfabrik Berlin.
On June 7/8, 2011 the performance took place at the Unithea Festival in Frankfurt an der Oder.
On July 7/8/9, 2011 the performance took place at the Jacuzzi Festival of the WUK -Theater in Vienna.
On May 9/10/11/12, 2012 the performance took place in Cologne, starting from studiobühneköln, sponsored by the city of Cologne.
On May 15/16/17/18/19, 2012 the performance took place at the transeuropa-festival in Hildesheim.
On June 5/6, 2012 the performance took place again at the Unithea Festival in Frankfurt an der Oder.
On June 8, 2012 the performance took place in Dresden as part of the series “How to perform?” of the store contemporary.
On August 17/18/19, 2012 the performance took place in Cologne as part of the festival “wer ist denn schon bei sich zu Hause” by Drama Köln.
On October 12/13, 2012 the performance took place in Giessen as part of the Diskurs Festival.
On July 26, 2013 the performance took place in Tübingen as part of the festival “Try and Error” by Shedhalle.
OQ Rizki Resa Utama