Topics: “What is the Mayan calendar?” “Introduction to the end of the world problem”
Rainer Bauer (Darmstadt) as a professional bureaucrat Herbert Faulhaber from the “Federal Office for Unusual Measures and Citizens’ Entertainment, in short: BFUMUB”:
“The end: yes, but please in order”.
What has to be done before the end of the world, which forms must be filled out, which documents should be available, what happens to my Swiss account and where should I deposit my insurance certificate. What about the additional income, which must be taxed before? Important, vital first-hand information, packed in an entertaining presentation by the Federal Office for Unusual Measures and Citizen Participation.
Dr. Treznok (Mainz): “Dr. Treznok Explains the New World” – “Maybe the world will go under on December 21, 2012. But maybe something completely different will happen …” The Mainz poet and performance artist dr. Treznok presents “alternatives” to the end of the world.
August Priebe (Mainz): Conditions of the Mayan calendar and the “perceived doomsday”
Konny Pielmeier (Mainz): World doomsday forum
The Mayan Calendar ends on 21.12.2012. For some, this means the end of our world. But does this date have any meaning at all? Why should one believe such a thing? And how could the end of our world look like?
From 23.11. until 20.12.2012, the pad presents a series of interactive stage shows in which the artist duo Schmitt & Schulz put other aspects of the doomsday theme to the test:
Doomsday scenarios and conspiracy theories in comparison. The business of the end of the world. The psychological effect of prophecies. The proximity of respectability and charlatanry. The phenomenon ‘mass hysteria’ on the Internet. The fun of the disaster. Apocalypse scenarios in film and literature, and much more.
From submitted viewer contributions, surveys, interviews and various other material sources, the two performers create seven documentary as well as entertaining performance evenings. In the style of bad TV documentaries, they present their viewers with a mix of stage workshop, survival training and documentary performance and also invite invited guest artists to perform their ideas on the theme of the end of the world on the stage of the pad.
In addition to this series of events, the performance art depot will provide a safe place for the threatened demise of the world around the clock (yes, even at night!) From the 20th to the 22nd of December 2012 and will present a varied program of survival and protection to guests seeking protection. Workshops, matching film contributions and small “last” guest appearances by performers, writers, musicians and other artists.
The end informs, documents, entertains, trains, rescues and heals!
The end is suitable for: fanatics, skeptics, scaredy-eyed, pragmatists, realists, healers and hobby-prophets.
The end can cause overdose panic attacks and laughing but also a spontaneous enlightenment.
The end is the perfect preparation for the upcoming or any future doomsday!
Design the end of the world together with us and send us your contribution by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), by post or bring it to us.