Fall 2015. For a short time, Dortmund got to be the distribution point for refugees. Chartered trains, dubbed „trains of hope“, carried exhausted families into the train station where they were being applauded, just to be relocated again all across North Rhine-Westphalia. At the same time the Schauspiel Dortmund developed a format which coincidentally also dealt with a displaced person of some sort. Several weeks I accompanied the DIE SHOW, a production based on a screenplay from the 70ies – „Das Millionenspiel“, a story about a show contestant who is risking his life for the lowest motive you can think of – money. Phrases like „Willkommenskultur“, pictures of lifeless children on our shores, and the rise of newly organized rightwing parties were the driving force behind this project. The book in magazine format begins with an indispensable introduction by dramatic advisor Alexander Kerlin, followed by a photographic essay reflecting on the media circus around one so-called refugee crisis.
Photobook "DIE SHOW". Limited edition of 100 copies.
With an introduction by dramatic advisor Alexander Kerlin.