Feeling Faust based on motifs from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust I and Faust II, written and directed by Claudia Bossard.
Heinrich, I dread you, says Gretchen at the end of Goethe's Faust I. And rightly so! After all, the scientist Faust leaves behind four corpses in the first part alone. Things don't get much better in the second part. On his travels together with Mephisto he conquers the world - he becomes a warlord, colonizer and big businessman. Actually, Mephisto's bet was only that Faust should say to the moment, linger, you are so beautiful. Somehow Faust got something mixed up there. Instead of acknowledging his feelings and a "togetherness," he continued to polish his ego. After colonization, two world wars, and in the face of the climate crisis and a world economy that produces injustice, Goethe's Faust presents itself in a completely new way: we are currently looking at the ruins of an old white man's history of self-empowerment. The crises of our time can be read as a crisis of masculinity. Revolutions begin in the imagination - thus Claudia Bossard questions the myth of Faust and its gender constructions in associative images.
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