Anna McCarthy, How to Start a Revolution - the Musical, MaximiliansForum, 5. Juni 2014
A musical adaptation of Anna McCarthy's multifaceted, facetious, ongoing project "How to Start a Revolution" written and performed by musicians and the artist herself, which deals with the romanticization and synaesthetic manipulation tactics entailed in depictions of revolution, rebellion, and recent history acted out by an ever same group of bored rebels. Facts are mixed with fiction, layers are built upon layers, endless translations occur to create scenarios that manipulate a viewer's perception of what was and is truly real. 2-D actors and scenarios mix with 3-D action going on onstage.The "How To Start A Revolution" project has thus far manifested itself in the form of arrests, archives, films, photographs, and songs. But now it is time for the ultimate grand romantic gesture: A MUSICAL – singing, dancing, screaming, and laughing at the question what time is it? It's a prophecy; it's a poetic pop spectacle.