OPPRESSED BY PRIVILEGE / PRIVILEGED BY OPPRESSION

2017-2018

Performance, publication, vinyl

OPPRESSED BY PRIVILEGE / PRIVILEGED BY OPPRESSION is a collective project initiated by Daniela Brugger and Vera Bruggmann

OPPRESSED BY PRIVILEGE and PRIVILEGED BY OPPRESSION are the names of two bands, each perform at the same time.

In the run-up to the band rehearsals, the public were asked to send in self-penned lyrics in response to the respective band names. These lyrics then served as the raw material which the two bands interpreted musically and performed live.

The original versions of all the submitted lyrics were compiled within a publication that was launched on the day of the performance at Ausstellungsraum Klingental during Art Basel 2017. Three songs of each band found their way on a record. A record based on two sides, a host for several opinions. In February 2018, the 12″ vinyl EP was released on A Tree in a Field Records to accompany the performance at Kunsthalle Basel during the performance exhibition New Swiss Performance Now. The performances were staged under the title Aufstand der Privilegierten (Riot of the Privileged). This event marked the end of the bands but their voices 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

sound & costumes by Franziska Baumgartner, Daniela Brugger, Vera Bruggmann, Nadja Bührer, 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.

text submissions by
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

Photo by Vincent Petitpierre – Viny released in 2018 at A Tree in a Field Records

Photos by Zlatko Mićić – Performance at ARK, Basel

Photos by Zlatko Mićić – Performance at Kunsthalle Basel