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Is there a just tyrannicide? A justifiable militant resistance? An ethical terrorism? The Costa Compagnie follows the path of Monika Ertl with cautious skepticism and dubious admiration. The daughter of the Riefenstahl cameraman joins the Bolivian liberation army at the end of the 60s and executes the officer who had Che Guevara and his successors killed. How far can anti-fascism go?

How to Kill a Fascist - Das Leben und Sterben der Monika Ertl in drei Solos
How to Kill a Fascist - Das Leben und Sterben der Monika Ertl in drei Solos © Costa Compagnie

The artists filmed in the Bavarian Alps, in Paris and Lyon, in La Paz and the Andes and spoke with the famous Nazi hunters Serge and Beate Klarsfeld, as well as survivors of torture of the military dictatorship of Bolivia. Political convictions, justice, revenge and the quest for power - actress Anna Rot (Austria), punk musician Stéphanie Morin (France) and choreographer Maque Pereyra (Bolivia) fight their way through history to the present in three cinematic-performative solos.

The Costa Compagnie from Berlin creates intermedial works that combine documentary, performative and choreographic methods and are realized in partly immersive performances as well as in virtual reality and film. She focuses on global political conflicts and upheavals and the question of the people in them, who are often underrepresented in art, media and politics.

The group researched and filmed in Afghanistan, Israel, Iraq, USA, Fukushima/Japan, Mozambique, South Sudan and Lebanon.

Artistic direction, research, direction, text: Felix Meyer-Christian
Co-creation, performance, text: Stéphanie Morin, Maque Pereyra, Anna Rot
Camera: Miguel Murrieta Vásquez, Thomas Oswald, Alejandro Pereyra Doria Medina
Video editing: Stéphanie Morin
Videomapping: Erik Kundt

A production of the Costa Compagnie in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost.

Supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by the Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin, Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur, Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur.

Program in German, French and Spanish.

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Concept, research, direction, stage design: Felix Meyer-Christian 

Costumes, objects, artistic advice (stage design) : Zoë Sebanyiga 

Music: Olivier Bernet 

Videoediting: Thomas Oswald 

Videomapping: Erik Kundt  

Dramaturgy: Marianne Seidler 

Assistance: Caitriona Corbett



Solo 1 – Mockel (Deutschland)

Performance, biographical texts: Karin Enzler 

Research, video performance: Anna Rot 

Camera: Miguel Murrieta Vásquez 

Videoediting: Thomas Oswald 

Text based on the play „How to Kill Somebody“ by Felix Meyer-Christian



Solo 2 – Beate/Monika (Frankreich)

Research, text, videoediting, voice over, performance, live-Music: Stéphanie Morin 

Camera: Thomas Oswald



Solo 3 – Imilla (Bolivien)

Research, text, videoediting, performance: Maque Pereyra 

Camera: Alejandro Pereyra Doria Medina



A big thanks to all interviewees in France and Bolvia!

 

A production of the Costa Compagnie in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR and the District Office Pankow of Berlin, Office for Further Education and Culture – Department of Art and Culture.
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