Andrea Geyer / Comrades of Time
Comrades of time follows certain traces of contemporary thought of the 1930s that the artist Andrea Geyer
relates to the Weimar Republic of post-World War I Germany. On seven
monitors we follow actors who perform thoughts, ideas and quotes of
thinkers like Helene Stöcker, Rosa Luxemburg, Alfred Döblin, Elisabeth
Sussmann, Walter Benjamin, Alice Salomon, Sigmund Freud, George Grosz.
Andrea Geyer however uses a form of displacement (in a Brechtian sense)
and re-settles the quotes directly in our time, with the actors
addressing the spectator directly as “dear comrade” or “my friend”. A
reconstructed Marcel Breuer table suggests a relation to Modernity and
the common ground on which the performers act.