With Tag X, Henrike Naumann launches a remarkable memorial at Haus der Statistik. On display is a video in which an anonymous contemporary witness recalls a political upheaval in Germany. The pictures show demonstrations and acts of violence on Alexanderplatz in Berlin. In the course of the video, the events become blurred. Is it about 1989 or 2019? Was socialism defeated, or was a new state established with a right-wing revolution?
The background of the work are prepper networks that became known in 2018. These networks are preparing themselves for a violent systemic change in Germany and maintain connections to the police, the Federal Armed Forces and the Office for the Protection of the Constitution. Naumann addresses these developments on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in a dystopian scenario of right-wing fantasies of upheaval. Home accessories and design classics become weapons with which everyone can fight on Day X in Germany.
Tag X findet in Kooperation mit der Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH anlässlich der Festivalwoche „30 Jahre Friedliche Revolution – Mauerfall“ im Rahmen des 4. Berliner Herbstsalons statt.
Photo: Henrike Naumann