13th Festival 2003

Fringe programme

Samstag 08. Nov. // 14.00 – 15.30 Uhr
Eintritt frei
Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig


»Love is all you need? Das unheimlich Fremde.«

Als Einleitung wird der Film »asylum« (15 Min.) von Julian Rosefeldt, Berlin, uraufgeführt.


Roberto Ciulli: Geschäftsführer und Künstlerischer Leiter, Theater an der Ruhr, Mülheim
Richard Gaul: Leiter Konzernkommunikation und Politik, BMW Group, München
Anetta Kahane: Amadeu Antonio Stiftung, Berlin
SAID: Schriftsteller, München
Moderation: Thomas Bille, Journalist, Leipzig

Podiumsdiskussion veranstaltet von BMW Group, München
in Zusammenarbeit mit euro-scene Leipzig

»Love = Chance of Impossibility«, the title of this year's euro-scene Leipzig, invites visitors to explore the implications of love and pursue the evidence that raises questions about love. Love also implies its opposite. Love and hate are the expression of fervour, animation, emotion. There is a close link between passion and fanaticism. Integration, exclusion, extermination.

Love is associated with closeness. Animosity and hatred create a distance which must be maintained and overcome. One's own familiar surroundings must be observed at a self-critical distance, and otherness approached without fear and aggression, in a spirit of openness and without prejudice. Here at home, not only when we fly to the exotic foreigner on his island and enthuse about him.

Foreign countries, foreignness, the foreigner, alienation. Words that are incredibly familiar. Review one's own image of the foreigner, to see the cliché that writes off, cuts off and cuts out otherness. This is a chance to enable mutual understanding in a dialogue, to address shared issues and look for answers. Reality and perception, normality and deviation, understanding and reconciliation.