With the work of Fernand Deligny as a starting point, the project is an exploration of radical communities:
self-administrated children’s republics, experimental communities between children with autism and artists and poets in the French mountainside, experimental psychiatries run by the patients themselves alongside philosophers and dancers.

Taking the influence of the “anti-psychiatry movement” on different radical artistic communities in Europe into account, the work seeks to retrace both historical and present wanderings of the marginalized and alienated soul towards joyful forms of autonomy.

Status: in development

Theatre installation and documentary feature film
Development funded by the Fleet Street Residency and the Cultural Board of the city of Hamburg
ⓒ Jana Papenbroock & Max Martens, Hamburg/Berlin 2019