United in Grief

Ein Festival in Togetherness and/in Mourning

"Everybody grieves differently," sings Kendrick Lamar in his song "United in Grief.“ 
The fragility of all life, losses and irreversible damage we inflict on nature could be reasons to grieve. And yet, mourning is not something that has a recognized place in our society. What rituals, what spaces can we create through and with art? During this 4-day festival we will reflect, narrate, pause, surrender and celebrate (about) mourning together with and through artistic installations, performances, video works, critical interventions, rounds of talks. Because those who mourn are first very much alive. Our festival deals with different forms of grief: Death, Heartbreak, geopolitical trauma, Postcolonial grief, dying of our planet etc.

With Basel Abbas, Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Marcel Babazadeh, Natalie Beridze, Elona Beqiraj, Carolina Bianchi, Yara Bou Nassar, Louise Brown, Brandy Butler, Ali Chahrour, Max Czollek, Challenge Gumbodote, Daniel Blanga Gubbay, DJ Bey alias Emrah Göktaş, Astrit Ismaili, Raphael Khouri, Fatbardh Kqiku, Elise Lammer, Fallon Mayanja, Marina Mello, Carolina Mendonça, Nkisi, Lulu Obermayer, Belle Santos, Nour Sokhon, Slow Reading Club, Lena Maria Thüring, Michiel Vandevelde, Senthuran Varatharajah, Sinthujan Varatharajah, Nils Wogram, Ian Wooldridge

Artistic Direction and Curation by Hayat Erdoğan, Tine Milz, Ibrahim Nehme
Special thanks to not_your_bubble and Kulturhaus Helferei 

January 17 - 20, 2024 in Neumarkt, Saal and Chorgasse as well as in the Kulturhaus Helferei.

Day pass (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) including all events: CHF 30.- / 45.- / 60.- (selectable price)
Tickets for individual events: CHF 15.- / 30.- / 45.- (selectable price)