Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

El candidato/ Der Kandidat

1969. In the midst of the very singular political situation that followed May 1968, the independent bookshop and publisher L’Impensé Radical, specialised in rare strategy games, opens in Paris (Rue de Médicis 1). One of its particular aims: deploy the strategy games as a model to decipher the mechanisms of political power and practices of domination.

Fity years after the demonstrations and occupations of May 1968, El Candidato recovers one of the board games published by L’Impensé, and invites you to a performative game night for eight players, which is held in a private flat. El Candidato creates a playful situation around a table, in order to think collectively of what “politics” currently may mean, and specially of what “political” actually means.

By and with: Marc Villanueva Mir
Sound design: Gerard Valverde Ros
Production: Viola Sprengel

Coproduction of Festival TNT - Terrassa Noves Tendències, with the support of Giessener Hochschulgesellschaft and Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft an der JLU