Riot of the Privileged!
Oppressed by Privilege / Privileged by Oppression are the names of the two bands performing – simultaneously.
The names of the two bands are concept, as previous to any rehearsals, the public was invited by an open call to submit texts in response to the respective band names. The two bands, used the submissions as the raw material to adapt and interpret musically and later present the result on stage for the first time in June 2017 during the Art Fair in Basel. The lyrics inspired by the band names, the music on the otherhand influenced by the lyrics.
Three songs of each band found their way on a record. A record based on two sides, a host for several opinions. The artists question their roles as individuals in our capitalistic society and open up the ambivalent discussion about privilege and oppression.
The riot of the privileged took place a second and last time in February 2018 at Kunsthalle Basel, framed by the exhibition New Swiss Performance Now and the record release. This event marked the end of the bands but their voices will remain.
All original texts are compiled within a publication and available on Stingray Editions.
The vinyl is available on A Tree in a Field Records
Oppressed by Privilege / Privileged by Oppression is a collective project initiated by Daniela Brugger and Vera Bruggmann
Sound & Costumes by Franziska Baumgartner, Daniela Brugger, Vera Bruggmann, Daniela Caderas, Laura Endtner, Linus Gemsch, Lysann König, Lea Kuhn, Nora Locher, Marlon McNeill, Julia Minnig, Lea Rüegg, Arlène Sagada, Sarina Scheidegger, Alena Stählin, Sara&Natascha.
Janja Babačić, Clemens Baldszun, Daniela Brugger, Lidija Burcak, Martin Chramosta, Karin Derungs, Kadiatou Diallo, Christina Emmel, Mirko Kaempf , Ariane Koch, Naomi Levi, Nora Locher, Marlon McNeill, Fo Moko, Ingo Niermann, Jan van Oordt, Uriel Orlow, Elena Patrise, Lea Rüegg, Sarina Scheidegger, Sarah Siegenthaler, Jeronimo Voss
Photos by Zlatko Mićić – Performance at ARK, Basel
Photos by Zlatko Mićić – Performance at Kunsthalle Basel