In “[Title of Song]” British performer and composer Phoebe Wright-Spinks, German theater maker Oliver Zahn and cultural anthropologist Julian Warner examine in the immaterial heritage of German and British colonialism in Papua New Guinea.
The starting point of this investigation is the dwindling Creole language “Unserdeutsch” – a vestige of German colonialism. Its slow disappearance raises questions: How to deal with the cultural products of colonial hegemony? What knowledge is worth preserving? What should we rather forget?
In dialogue with the objects of the collection of the Munich Museum Five Continents, a performative essay about archives, memory techniques, exoticism and Pacific-German identities emerges.
By and with Julian Warner, Phoebe Wright-Spinks, Oliver Zahn
A production by HAUPTAKTION. Realised with friendly support of the Landeshauptstadt München Kulturreferat. In cooperation with Münchner Kammerspiele and Museum Fünf Kontinente. Funded by Bezirk Oberbayern and Goethe-Institut.