[performed city]

PERFORMED CITY
German City_ 2012-2014
Inner Line of Action=Performative Positioning a City_ Innerer Handlungsstrang=Performative Stadtaufstellungen
Outer Line of Action=Performative Constituting a City_ Äußerer Handlungsstrang=Performative Stadtkonstitution
Public Line of Action=Citizen-Happening_ Öffentlicher Handlungsstrang=Bürger-Happening

©Performed City

Patricia Hoeppe developed this methodology in a city pilot project 2012-2014. In request of „Education for Democratic Citzenship“ Europarat Straßbourg 2001, it focuses rights and duties of citizens by participate in and per-form democracy. This community and city work is based on the main idea of positioning one self in the democratic system and allow all others to do the same. This settling and negotiation of Cultural Integration is per-formed by inter-discipline methods like systemic formation work, gestalt work, early drawings, temporary installations, according to the concept of „Education for Democratic Citizenship“/ Council of Europe Straßbourg as well as Performance Art:

The ©Inner Line of Action=Performative Positioning the City/Community is performed by deputies in an enclosed secure setup. It makes visible the current positions and needs of the participants (standing and new citizens) and constantly evaluated the development. Methods of ©Systemic Standing, Walking, Drawing, changes of perspectives, inter-media transfers are used.

The ©Outer Line of Action=Performative Constituting the City/Community is performed by performers and participants in the real city space. It makes available the divers richness and resources of the participants and negotiate them according to the cultural values of democracy. Methods of interruptions, settlement, negotiations, mimetic Re-Performances, poietic Performances are used.

The ©Public Line of Action is the per-forming of a good together by all citizens in the real public city space as an every-day-life-performance. In the ©Citizens-Happening methods of instructions, operative settings, involvement, implementation and forms of settling and negotiation are initiated.

The methodology of ©Performed City seems to work as well in others European cities and communities.

Performed City, ist ein Pilotprojekt, dass Patricia Hoeppe in einer typischen deutschen Kleinstadt mit 15.000 Einwohnern davon 60% mit Migrationshintergrund von 2012-2014 entwickelt und durchgeführt hat. Sie hat eine künstlerische Methodik entwickelt, die performativ-künstlerisch den Status Quo der städtischen Integration ermitteln und durch Performance-Kunst aktiv formen kann. In drei Handlungssträngen arbeiten Performer zunächst im Inneren Handlungsstrang systemisch-performativ, um Einblicke in die Struktur ihrer Stadt zu gewinnen. Im Äußeren Handlungsstrang intervenieren sie im realen Stadtraum durch die aus dem Inneren Handlungsstrang entwickelten Performances, um schließlich im Öffentlichen Handlungsstrang mittels eines Bürger-Happenings diese spezifischen demokratischen Fähigkeiten in ihrer Stadt selbst zu verankern.

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Patricia Ines Hoeppe 
Performed City
Performative Stadtaufstellung und-konstitution/ Performative Positioning and Constituting a City
Methodik der Performance-Kunst zur Kulturellen Integration/ Methods of Performance Art for Cultural Integration
Performance Press International, Berlin 2015, ISBN 978-3-00-051927-7
deutsch/english 32€