Change is a social process that does not occur without conflict. The climate movement is exposed to attacks from the right, on the streets and online. The artist and performer Arne Vogelgesang presents actions and campaigns that are directed against the climate and ecology movement and shows how physical and digital violence is used against activists and attempts are made to conquer political territory by influencing public opinion.
In addition to examples of the appropriation of local ecological concerns by right-wing movements, Arne Vogelgesang also takes a look at the current situation in autumn 2023. Arne Vogelgesang and the journalist Martin Kaul then deepen the ideas of the lecture and talk to the audience.
With the theater label internil and under his own name, Arne Vogelgesang has been realizing theater projects since 2005 that experiment with documentary material, new media, fiction and performance. His piece on climate change It's Too Late has been shown at numerous festivals, including: at the Berlin Theatertreffen and at IMPULSE. The play development directed by him, Future yes/no/maybe/haha, will premiere on October 13, 2023 at the Junge Staatstheater Karlsruhe.
Based on his research, Arne Vogelgesang regularly gives talks and workshops on political propaganda on the Internet, and he also researches the connection between theater and VR.
Martin Kaul, born in 1981, works for the investigative team of NDR, WDR and Süddeutsche Zeitung. He studied political and cultural studies in Berlin and Istanbul. Before moving to Westdeutscher Rundfunk, he worked for the Berlin daily newspaper taz from 2009 to 2019, initially as an editor for social movements, later as a reporter in the editor-in-chief.