HEUTE NACHMITTAG – ALS WIR NOCH AN WAS GLAUBTEN
Demonstration to bury all wars R.I.P.
31st March, Munich
Meeting Point: 1pm Marienplatz march to Zenith-Gelände
The demonstration follows the route of the striking arms’ workers in Munich, January 1918 during the 1st World War. This was one of the main demonstrations that led to the overthrow of the Wittelsbach monarchy and the shortlived Bavarian Socialist Revolution (1918-1919) led on by anarchist artists and writers including Erich Mühsam, Ernst Toller, Oskar Maria Graf and Kurt Eisner.
The highly decorated float will move through the city visiting significant points and remembering the shortlived dream of a free state through song and speech. The poems of Erich Mühsam and Hugo Ball (founder of Dada) are newly interpreted by Munich-based musicians DAMENKAPELLE, Tagar, Manu Rzytki, Federico Sanchez, Sebastian Kellig, Anton Kaun and Nick McCarthy from Franz Ferdinand (pun intended). The story will be told backwards and abstracted of the days before, during and following; to end all wars then and now.
The next day we will wake up and realise we’ve all been fooled.
Photographs: Sabine Kuhn, Konrad Fersterer, Stefane Gruber