REQUIEM FOR A CAR


A project by Johannes Karl and Jan Preißler

After nearly 150 years of the automobile’s steep success story, the time has come for us all to sing farewell to Germany’s most popular export product. In silent mourning, with blasting beats and sentimental speeches, we bid the car farewell. Goodbye to the dominance of Daimler, Porsche and VW. Ciao private transport, ciao howling tin cans. So long to congested city centers and miles of traffic jams on freeways.
We embark on the last romantic road trip towards the constantly receding horizon and question the future of mobility.

The funeral is open to everyone.

It will take place in Bochum in the Rottstr5-Kunsthallen on 31.05.2024 and 01.06.2024 at 8 pm.

And on 30 & 31.08.2024 in the Alter Wartesaal in Herne.
Tickets for the 30.08. are available here, and for the 31.08. here.

Content note: loud music, strobe-like effects, fog. Thematization of misogyny, death and car accident

Concept: Johannes Karl, Jan Preißler

Music & Lyrics: Jan Preißler

Performance: Marina Fervenza, Johannes Karl, Jan Preißler

Choir: Gesangsfreunde Ehrenfeld

Choir direction: Tristan Berger

Stage and costume design & Graphic design: Jenny Theisen

Stage and costume assistance: Anne-Kathrin Hartmann

Lighting design & Special effects: Simon Lenzen

Production management: Carina Graf

PR: Patricia Bechtold

Outside Eye: Patricia Bechtold, Anne-Kathrin Hartmann, Jenny Theisen

Photos & Video: Arda Funda

REQUIEM FOR A CAR is a project by Johannes Karl and Jan Preißler in cooperation with the Rottstr5 Kunsthallen Bochum and the Alter Wartesaal Herne. Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the North Rhine-Westphalia State Office for the Independent Performing Arts, the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung, the Kunststiftung NRW, the Cultural Office of the City of Herne, the Kulturinitiative Herne and the Cultural Office of the City of Bochum.

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