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Johannes Paul Raether: Protektorama Weltheilungswald 10.09.2011 - 15.10.2011 (via SEPTEMBER)
"I am convinced that the term “public” is one of the most useless constructions of the cultural industry. “Performer” and “public” seem to me like mere decals – terms for subject and object forms, which I perceive as idealised and displaced. For me, this is important to note, because in my work – speaking in terms of theatre – it’s the fourth wall, the apparent fiction of an insurmountable barrier between the character and audience which you get in naturalistic theatre, simply isn’t there. Indeed, my work functions in the opposite way: the characters are kind of other-worldly, obviously fictitious and offensively different in appearance and features, yet they form an offensive “we” – a unity between those present. Their existence doesn’t work with- out those present, so that the illusionary moment of a sharp sep- aration, such as in theatre, is reversed by my art pieces through a moment of constructed solidarity." JPR in an interview May 2012

Johannes Paul Raether: Protektorama Weltheilungswald 10.09.2011 - 15.10.2011 (via SEPTEMBER)

"I am convinced that the term “public” is one of the most useless constructions of the cultural industry. “Performer” and “public” seem to me like mere decals – terms for subject and object forms, which I perceive as idealised and displaced. For me, this is important to note, because in my work – speaking in terms of theatre – it’s the fourth wall, the apparent fiction of an insurmountable barrier between the character and audience which you get in naturalistic theatre, simply isn’t there. Indeed, my work functions in the opposite way: the characters are kind of other-worldly, obviously fictitious and offensively different in appearance and features, yet they form an offensive “we” – a unity between those present. Their existence doesn’t work with- out those present, so that the illusionary moment of a sharp sep- aration, such as in theatre, is reversed by my art pieces through a moment of constructed solidarity." JPR in an interview May 2012

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