REVOLUTIONARY LEFTOVERS #1 Local Uprisings RUHRAUFSTAND
Uprising in Mülheim? The red flag flying over Essen?
In 1920, when Lenin already had one foot in the mausoleum, a now almost forgotten revolutionary wave spilt over into the industrial heartland of the Weimar Republic and led to the greatest spontaneous revolt in Germany since the Peasants’ Wars: the Ruhr Uprising.
Together with revolution researcher Bini Adamczak and a group of regional art and political activists, the EGfKA will be running a very special kind of commemorative culture in the MAKROSCOPE for four days. This includes creating a space to deal with the events of March 1920, which takes both aesthetical and political, as well as tangible and theoretical approaches into account and asks how this part of the Ruhr Region’s history can have sunk into such oblivion: how would we be living today if the rebels had been victorious?