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In April 2023, katharinajej is invited by the cultural association riesa efau to Dresden Friedrichstadt to work on site on the theme of oases and clearings.
The district of Friedrichstadt has been foreign to katharinajej until now. That should change. katharinajej wants to get to know the district and its inhabitants.
An old friend from Dresden warns her. In Friedrichstadt are supposed to be many neo-Nazis. They could be aggressive. katharinajej should not put herself in danger. Her mother, who is in Dresden with katharinajej to look after her young son, also advises her: "Take care of yourself." Finally, a postcard falls into her hand that says: "If you want to enjoy life, move to Striesen, If you're fed up, come to Friedrichstadt."
katharinajej remembers Little Red Riding Hood, who was taught to fear the wolf before she went into the forest.
She slips into a red coat and packs cups, tea, coffee and biscuits into a wicker basket. With a queasy feeling, but above all a lot of curiosity, she sets off for Friedrichstadt. Despite, or perhaps because of, the many warnings.
In retrospect, katharinajej writes about the encounters that occurred. The diary-like text tells of approaching strangers, getting to know them and the prejudices and obstacles that reveal themselves in the process.
On 17.5.23 at 6 pm as part of the Salon für Glücksspaziergänge // Kulturhof des riesa efau // Wachsbleistraße 4a // 01067 Dresden
On 24.6.23 at 8 pm as part of the opening of the exhibition project Lichtungen und Oasen // Kulturverein riesa efau // Wachsbleistraße 4a // 01067 Dresden
Kulturverein riesa efau