06.05. – 28.05.2022

PLACE INTERNATIONALE is a space for artistic, urban and activist practices that link the memory of past uprisings and the imagination of upcoming ones. Stadtlabor accompanies the FFT’s move to KAP1 at Düsseldorf’s main train station and frames the 2021/22 season.

Arno Gisinger


A Diorama of the Paris Commune

Installation + Intervention Social/Urban Movements Theatre & Performance

Arno Gisinger’s large-format photographies show objects of memory from so-called reliquary caskets, which arose in the immediate aftermath of the suppression of the Paris Commune. They are preserved at the Musée d’art et histoire in Saint-Denis, near Paris. In an extraordinary manner, the objects draw an alternative social history of the 1871 events, while simultaneously serving as the expression of a specific commemorative culture from a contemporary point of view. The visitors peer into the depth of the space from the theatre hall balcony. The semi-opaque pictures are attached to a draw-line, animated by a special kind of lighting, akin to Louis Daguerre’s historical diorama. Thus emerges a spatial overall view assembled from disparate fragments.

partners in crime


PLACE INTERNATIONALE wird gefördert durch die Kulturstiftung des Bundes von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien.