The man on the stage is visibly shocked, behind him are five chairs, small tables, a couple glasses of water. The motto for the European Capital of Culture’s application was supposed to be presented here at the orangery in Hannover-Herrenhausen. But this seems unimportant now. The anchorwoman of Tagesschau, the TV news on public TV broadcast ARD, declared offstage the Gexit. It’s 2023, Germany leaves the EU and Hannover’s application as European Capital of Culture is null and void. Or is it? No, because right now, in 2019, the Gexit is still a dystopia of the future. Everything is possible, the man says – and his hopelessness turns into actionism. Hannover has to discuss the problems, that taint the Union, right NOW with EVERYONE. With the tranquility of a city with the reputation of being mediocre, the ideal place for this dialogue is HERE, in Hanover. What counts is the believe in Europe – with all its urgency. To make it short: HERE NOW EVERYONE for Europe.
Here, you can watch the whole performance (German):