Nathan Fain / Maria Rößler

Right Is the Might of the Community:

Part of "Marx' Gespenster"


English /  30min

Inflation, growth, competition. The concept  of central banking gained its prevalence in the 19th century. In 1948, Karl Marx declared it a key measure of the Communist Revolution. Since the publication of “The Manifesto of the Communist Party”, nation states have integrated Marxist ideas (including  the central bank) into their capitalist systems in order to establish and maintain modern democracy. However, recently, nation states appear impotent in the face of the profound challenges of a globalised society while at the same time too much political influence  seems to emanate from undemocratic financial institutions.

This  lecture is about the potentials of new technologies when it comes to updating democracy on a global level, the virtues of algorithms mastering psychological bias and social inequality, the subversive potential of cryptocurrencies towards the monopoly of the  central bank. The audience receives a share of the brave new world of such a technology and gets to choose on which side of this future democratic community to stand. Trailer via vimeo

Production: Nathan Fain und Maria Rößler. With kind support by Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte. Commissioned by HAU Hebbel am Ufer.


Performance: Nathan Fain / Concept and text: Nathan Fain, / Maria Rößler / Music: Maximilian Tausend / Stage: Belle Santos / Stage Assistance: Tereza-Tetiana Yakovyna / Camera: Benjamin Behnisch / Thanks to : Fabian Löwenbrück, Ronni Shendar


  • Past
    Sat 21.11.2015, 18:00 / HAU3
    Sun 22.11.2015, 18:00 / HAU3


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

HAU3 unfortunately is not barrier-free. Access to the theatre is via a stairwell (3rd floor). The use of a lift is possible with prior arrangement. If you need help, please contact our Ticketing & Service team at +49 (0)30 259004-27 or email us at Wheelchair users are also kindly requested to register their attendance at least one day before the performance.
Thank you for your understanding.

HAU3000 / Positions, Projects, Publications

The Glowing Room

Text by Hendrik Otremba.

An Introduction to “Collectivize Facebook”

By Jonas Staal

“Collectivize Facebook” is a lawsuit aimed to turn Facebook into public property, initiated by artist Jonas Staal and lawyer Jan Fermon. Read here Staal’s introduction to the project.

“Manifestos for Queer Futures”

Video Documentation

As part of the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”, HAU initiated an open call for artists based in Berlin, who were invited to submit proposals for their Manifestos for Queer Futures.