Nature and Propaganda, Sandra Hüller
Nature and Propaganda, Sandra Hüller | © Caroline Seidel, Ruhrtriennale

And whoever is ultimately in control will have to justify their power against the claims of others and develop linguistic strategies and tactics to do this. What kind of propaganda is successful when it comes to nature?

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Anyone who wants power needs natural resources. Water, land and air drive politics and make money. Anyone who wants their interests to prevail has to prepare their language in advance. And whoever is ultimately in control will have to justify their power against the claims of others and develop linguistic strategies and tactics to do this. What kind of propaganda is successful when it comes to nature?

What are we talking about when we use the word »nature«? What shapes our image and our understanding of this so-called nature? We can find answers in that great store of human knowledge and experience: literature. Three evenings and three literary journeys through languages, through the centuries, through the continents. Read by the actors Angela Winkler, Sandra Hüller and Sarah Sandeh, accompanied by musicians and put into historical and literary context beforehand by Lukas Bärfuss in conversation with a range of experts, the evenings will approach three pairs of concepts that have shaped our past, concern our present and will determine our future.

Dialogue, Nature and Propaganda. From the left: Alexander Klose, Lukas Bärfuss
Dialogue, Nature and Propaganda. From the left: Alexander Klose, Lukas Bärfuss | © Caroline Seidel, Ruhrtriennale
Dialogue, Nature and Propaganda. From the left: Alexander Klose, Lukas Bärfuss
Dialogue, Nature and Propaganda. From the left: Alexander Klose, Lukas Bärfuss | © Caroline Seidel, Ruhrtriennale
Nature and Propaganda. Daniel Freitag
Nature and Propaganda. Daniel Freitag | © Caroline Seidel, Ruhrtriennale

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