The happening “all mine” explores the idea of collective ownership in interaction with democratic processes of choice.
Upon entering the theater space, each of the thirty participants is individually asked to hand over to the hosts all the cash he or she happens to carry this evening. In exchange the guest receives a receipt. The money is collected, displayed and counted together. The sum of the total money is announced ceremoniously.
In the course of the evening, guided rounds are held to reflect on attitudes to money, property and ownership. Above all the question is: On what the money could be spend, collected in the pot. Proposals are worked out together and hotly discussed. Finally, the most popular proposals are voted on in an election process until a single proposal remains. In the course of the happening, the participants have the opportunity to drop out at any time they wish, and thus get their money back. However, in withdrawing their personal money from the pot, they also lose their right to participate and vote. In addition, this reduces the collective amount of money. If they leave their money in the pot until the end, they invest in the project that was conceived and chosen that evening.
Concept and performance
katze und krieg together with theatrale subversion.
Performances and results
On February 24, 2010 at the LOT Theater Braunschweig. 81 Euro were given as a provisional donation to one of the group in need. This person has to pay back one tenth of his monthly income in 10 years.
On February 26, 2010 in the LOT Theater Braunschweig. 47 Euro were divided fairly.
On February 27, 2010 at the LOT Theater Braunschweig. 29,76 Euro were invested in alcohol and costumes for a fake bachelorette party. In the course of the evening, about another 80 Euros were collected under the motto “friends of Love”.
On February 28, 2010 at the LOT Theater Braunschweig. 80 Euros were invested in snowball swimming pool tickets for children.
On March 3, 2010 at the Theaterhaus Hildesheim. 78,55 Euro were given to Steffi for her vacation. If Steffi likes, she can invite for a Spanish country wine and a tappa meal in a pedestrian underpassa after her holiday.
On March 5, 2010 at the Theaterhaus Hildesheim. A party was celebrated with 8 Euros.
On March 7, 2010 in the Theaterhaus Hildesheim. 23 Euros were used as a starting capital to generate the necessary 6000 Euros to bring Abdul to Germany.
On March 10, 2010 at HAU2 as part of Berlin’s 100° Festival. 15 Euros were invested in bread and soup, which were distributed to passers-by on Potsdamer Platz. In return, the passers-by were supposed to throw the money they paid for it into a fire.
On March 12, 2010 in the Brotfabrik Berlin. 191,33 Euro were donated to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.
On March 13, 2010 at the Brotfabrik Berlin. 59,31 Euro were spent to buy styrofoam birds to throw them from a Marzahn skyscraper onto a playground.
On July 24, 2010 at the Kaltstart Festival in Hamburg. 63 euros were spent on taking a boat trip and having a really good time.
On November 20, 2010 at the Theater am Bauturm in Cologne. About 200 euros were invested in a water pump in Africa.
On November 21, 2010 in the Theater am Bauturm in Cologne. 110 Euro were invested in self-made projects. Everyone should decide on its own.
On November 22, 2010 in the Theater am Bauturm in Cologne. About 90 Euro were donated to an aid organization of the green bank.
“Gutmenschen mit Geld” by Dorothea Marcus in aKT 19 in January 2010
“Das einzig Wahre ist das Bahre” by André Mumot in HAZ at 6.3.2010
“Altruismus vs. Party” by Laura Naumann in KFZ -Kaltstartfestivalzeitung 2010