TEOTWAWKI – preppers paradise
„trap_one and two“
Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz
31. August – 15. September 2018
Opening: 30. August 2018
TEOTWAWKI is the acronym for The End Of The World As We Know It.
Prepper – be prepared! Prepper are people who see themselves or our civilization threatened to such an extent, that they prepare themselves for an expected disaster, the TEOTWAWKI.
With the nuclear threat and along with that government advisory films produced by the Homeland Security department after the first nuclear tests in the U.S.A. in the 1950s as well the Prepper phenomenon began. In addition to state-run projects, many U.S. citizens relied on their craftsmanship and built their own shelters in which they played out scenarios for the survival of the atomic disaster.
After the Cold War ended, the nuclear threat scenario faded into the background and other threats became more relevant: natural disasters, war in various forms, terrorist attacks, economic crises, the future working world and epidemics.
Since the financial crisis of 2007, prepping came over from the U.S. to Europe.There are hardly any limits to the apocalypse fantasies: There are actually contemporaries who expect the outbreak of a zombie epidemic. The constitution protection registered an increase of the Reichsbürger in Berlin, and exactly one year ago the federal government called for the hoarding of food.
With and by: Sven Borger, Johannes Buss, Manolis Chatzaras, Tatjana Sarah Greiner, Filippos Kavakas, Pao Kitsch, Dorothée Krings, Chinyun Kuo, Ekaterina Mitichkina, Stephan Mörsch, Joanna Mortreux, Yiannis Pappas, Yoryo Sourmelis, Alejandro Strus, Malte Urbschat, Georg Winter, Szuwei Wu, Xiaopeng Zhou
TEOTWAWKI was initiated and curated by Stephan Mörsch. Stephan Mörsch is a multi-award winning and internationally successful artist. He taught from 2011 to 2018 in the master’s course in spatial strategies at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin.