BARTER THEATER © Martin Schick
It is more blessed to give than to receive. But receiving is not all bad. How about swapping? Bartering has always been an alternative to monetary systems, yet it cannot seem to win out over them. Instead, the barter system cannot decide between romanticism and pie-in-the-sky, suffers from excessive effort and always ends up giving way to the banknote. It’s time we gave the practice of bartering a boost!

BARTER THEATER is a gentle introduction to the subject matter of the Kultursymposium and was especially designed for it. The event was created by a variety of exchange transactions with residents of Weimar who invite the audience to their homes in turn. It makes the city a mutual playing field where the subject matter intervenes in the structures of the city, the theatre and the symposium itself.