“Syndicate” refers to a group of workers in the same industry who contribute to building society. With their work, Syndikat Gefährliche Liebschaften (Syndicate Dangerous Liaisons) want to make stories visible that invite you to change your perspective. To do this, they adapt cultural practices: exhibition, pop-up shop, dance ball, bike tour. Between honest interaction and steep assertion, their audience is seduced to take stand.
The group mainly works in Quakenbrück and Leipzig. They were invited to residencies at Schwankhalle Bremen, Haus am Wehrsteg (Heidelberg), Theaterlabor Bielefeld and Tokyo Wonder Site and developed knowledge formats for TRAFO and MKW NRW.
FLEISCHWELTEN (WT) is a barbecue party where guests and accomplices of the Syndicate meet and move from grill to grill between scenes and radio play situations. On the cooking grate: a research into peripheral places in Europa on the relationship between meat and masculinity. Dry practices for ideal marinating and the exchange of embers secrets are not about the question of what tastes good, but which communities are created by the grill masters. How is the animal treated, what is the reason for the meeting, who determines when the meat is good? FLEISCHWELTEN dares to grapple with stagings of gender in rural areas using regional grill cultures.