Organised for the first time in 2001 the Frankfurter Positionen project sees itself as a field of experience and realisation: roughly every two years the project attempts to formulate a stance on current social change and on the changes in our lives using means from different fields of art accompanied by analytical statements. The Frankfurter Positionen project thereby initiates an on-going creative process with the aim of developing new perspectives and social imagination.
Frankfurter Positionen 2011 ran from 21/01 to 09/02/2011. Performance venues were the city’s playhouse Schauspiel Frankfurt as well as the newly founded Frankfurt LAB.
GEMEINSAM IM NIEMANDSLAND
Frankfurter Positionen 2011 focalised the old question of the force field that exists between the individual and society which is particularly controversial today: the tendencies prevailing over the last few decades towards greater individual freedom and personal striving for success seem to have arrived at their limits. And a social exploration of a shared life via old and new concepts may fall short of demands. However, given the prevalent flurry of buzzwords the search for new concepts for joint action that also fulfils citizens’ lives is key if our society is to survive in future. The subjective dimensions of this situation, in particular, have been determined here as part of work commissions issued by the BHF-BANK-Stiftung.
Deutschlandfunk, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Ensemble Modern, The Forsythe Company, Frankfurt LAB, Hessischer Rundfunk, Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft Gießen, Institut für Sozialforschung, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Schauspiel Frankfurt, S. Fischer Verlag, Städelschule/Portikus, Suhrkamp Verlag, Verlag der Autoren