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Anarchiving (Echoes) brings a temporary history of the “Echoes” live exhibition into Munich’s urban space. The poster series by caner taker picks up quotes that capture fleeting moments and experiences: “Hit by an Echo”; “Chasing the Ghosts, finding Glory”; “A different Sonic Frequency”. These quotes are memories of instances that will appear at Haus der Kunst over the course of “Echoes”.
Translated into German, Turkish and Croatian (echoing the language of the three largest cultural communities in Munich), caner teker’s work illuminates the shifting role of the spectator. They assert the spectator as a witness. The notion of witness is often evoked when trying to emphasise the historical import or emotional impact of a particular experience. With this poster series, teker draws on discourses from performance theory and visually connects this to the aesthetics of protest banners.
To witness a performance means to be involved in the process of making and watching. Time, events, and history do not simply unfold before our eyes by themselves. The text-based poster series uses a typeface dedicated to US-American queer rights activist Marsha P. Johnson. Some posters also feature the text of the anti-racism clause developed by theatre director Julia Wissert together with lawyer and dramaturge Sonja Laaser.