Weapons lounge

After the USA and Russia, Germany is the third largest arms exporter in the world. The global market constantly demands better, more effective and 'cleaner' weapons. This month HAU Hebbel am Ufer is presenting a new production by Hans-Werner Kroesinger, “Exporting War,” as well as the Berlin premiere of “Situation Rooms,” a groundbreaking installation by Rimini Protokoll, created in co-production with HAU. Both works take up the paradoxical relationships that societies maintain to weapons, and both make use of personal biographies, current military conflicts as well as historical and political contexts. Under the motto “Weapons Lounge” HAU will also be presenting performances, installations, expert talks, and a project by the Houseclub with Kreuzberg pupils. 


“Waffenlounge” is made possible by the Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung. Presented in the context of House On Fire with support from the Cultural Programme of the European Union. 

The installation "Fire and Forget" and the talk "Waffenphantasien" are a guest programme of KW Institute for Contemporary Art.