Performative bike tour along the Neckar to the City Archive

The interdisciplinary performance Lärm der Exot*innen is dedicated to a “secret” of Bad Cannstatt: the yellow-headed parrots. The artists of La Fuchsia Kollektiva present this phenomenon as a metaphor for a migration story with a strong resilience. In doing so, they expose what the presence of these exotic birds reveals about the desire for “the other”, the desire to have the exotic here in this territory.

The group of parrots sets out, together with their audience, on a journey of discovery along the Neckar on bicycles, they tell their own story, they look for traces of products and raw materials that, like them, were transported here from other continents. They dig into history and manage to decipher some of the findings.

Lärm der Exot*innen is part of the program Hidden Places – Stuttgart neu erzählt! Artistic and cultural projects in places of cultural memory in public space*. For La Fuchsia Kollektiva, as an intercultural collective of artists, this project is a further step in the search for a performative aesthetic in public space that makes it possible, in a specific context, to address issues that are relevant beyond national borders, such as the connections between migration and the colonial past.

Lärm der Exot*innen is organized in collaboration with the Stuttgart City Archive and supported by the Freundeskreis Stuttgarter Amazonen e.V. The project is funded by the City of Stuttgart and the Freie Tanz- und Theaterszene Stuttgart – FTTS.

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*Hidden Places – Stuttgart neu erzählt! Artistic and cultural projects at places of cultural memory in public space” is a cooperation between the Coordination Center for the Culture of Memory and the Department for Art in Public Spaces of the Department for Cultural Promotion of the City of Stuttgart. Places and themes from Stuttgart’s history that are hitherto little known or unknown will be presented through various art and cultural projects in public spaces and thus made tangible. In this way, they become a visible part of a living memory culture.