Malta audience had the chance participate in two unique projects combining theatre, social research and documentary form. The plays of Stefan Kaegi and Edit Kaldor have been created under the auspices of House on Fire, a European network of cultural institutions of which Malta Festival Poznań is a member.
The Rimini Protokoll group, well known to the Polish audience, the co-founder of which Stefan Kaegi has been the curator of Malta in 2012, entered the apartments of Poznań with its action Home Visit Europe. The inhabitants of the apartments played host to several participants of a singular urban game. The participants gathered around a table over a map of Europe, shared their thoughts about the Old Continent and assumed the parts of decision makers, who can influence its shape.
A rather different map was shown by Edit Kaldor in her extraordinary play The inventory of Powerlessness. It was a map the helplessness of several Poznanians, who shared their personal experiences with the audience. The project, which has been in the making in Poznań for several months, was the local rendition of a cycle produced by the artist in various cities of Europe, such as Amsterdam, Berlin and Prague.
Upon the festival’s finale, we’ve had an announcement of the themes and the names of the curator’s for the next three editions of Malta Festival Poznań [find out more].