1000 Coils of Fear
Banafshe Hourmazdi, Minh Duc Pham, Malu Peeters und Olivia Wenzel
“I have more privileges than any person in my family has ever had. And yet, I'm still screwed. I am hated by more people than my grandmother could imagine. On the day of the Federal election, I tried for 20 minutes to talk her out of voting for a right-wing party with this statement."
Olivia Wenzel writes from many perspectives and with humour about loss and anxiety disorders, origin and racism, flirtations with capitalism, and about recurring encounters with snack machines. About five months have passed since the publication of her debut novel 1000 Coils of Fear – time for an interim assessment: how was the novel received, by whom and why? What happened that was absurd in her Instagram readings? And which questions have not been asked so far?
The performance intertwines various types of feedback: public, private, acoustic. Readings, video works, live music and talks merge associatively. The question “Where are you now?”, with which the first-person narrator of the novel is constantly confronted, forms the centre of gravity, and productive digression from this question is the motto.
Die Programmreihe "Das Problem heißt Rassismus!" wird vom Ringlokschuppen Ruhr & dem Bahnhof Langendreer Bochum & dem Literaturbüro Ruhr gemeinsam veranstaltet. Die Reihe setzt sich mit Rassismus in seinen verschiedenen, auch mit anderen Macht- und Gewaltverhältnissen verwobenen, Formen auseinander und zeigt Möglichkeiten des aktiven Handelns, des Widerstands und Empowerments auf.