Appropriations / Teaser
Rituals, art, everyday routines: many objects in the Ethnologisches Museum have a performative element embedded in their original use. And yet, the objects of the collection deny us usage for differing reasons. The performative conference “Appropriations” aimed to bring alive the act of experiencing, using lecture performances, reenactments and theatrical installations. Beyond false representations, a rapprochement with lost profane and sacred practices has been attempted – in the full knowledge that appropriations are always proprietary acts and therefore also acts of violence.