Protocols Of The Future by Arnold Dreyblatt published on 2019-07-07T08:35:21Z Protocols Of The Future, 2018 Protocols of the Future: The F.I.U. Files installed and performed as part of the exhibition “République Géniale“, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland (spoken in German) The Installation was on view for four days beginning on October 10th, 2018. Reading Performances: October 12 and 13, 2018 A scenic reading performance based on the founding protocols of the "Freie internationale Hochschule für Kreativität und interdisziplinäre Forschung/ Free International University for Creativity and Interdisciplinary Research" initiated by Joseph Beuys, Klaus Staeck, and Heinrich Böll. The spirit of the F.I.U. was taken up and continued by various individuals and groups. As an alternative to the existing art academies, however, it was never fully implemented. Selected historical sessions of the mostly male initiators and members of the F.I.U.'s non-profit association were re-enacted by six female artist members of the International Artists' Committee (I.K.G.) and an actor as narrater. Name signs paced in front of the readers indicated the name of the active role being spoken (which were changed from session to session). The original protocols were adapted from the third to the first person so that the sessions would be invoked in the present tense. Quotations from the F.I.U. protocols formed a large-format text installation in the form of three hundred neon coloured posters placed on the Poïpoïdrom platform within the main hall of the exhibition. After the performances, participants and public were invited to take individual posters home with them. Project Assistant: Anne Steinhagen Narrator: Peter Zumstein Readers Internationale Künstler Gremium (IKG): Monika Brandmeier, Gisela Kleinlein, Silke Leverkühne, Eva Maria Schön, An Seebach, Nele Ströbel Graphic Design: Dirk Lebahn Special thanks to Klaus Staeck for the use of the documents.