Jörg Albrecht / Gerhild Steinbuch
Friendship is

Eine Besichtigungstour durch Ponyville

Reading, Concert


21.30 Camp: Wohnzimmer
Im Anschluss: DJ Bad Wolf (20.00 - 1.00)

Camp: Living Room

What utopias do you suppose exist in the homeland of the little ponies from the cartoon series “My Little Pony – Friendship is Magic”? In any case it’s no huge leap from the ponies’ images of the body and society to current protest groups on the world wide web: the Pony Rainbow Dash has already become a symbol of the Austrian Anonymous activists. And besides little girls, it is predominantly men from fifteen to thirty-five who are fascinated by these cute animals. Is that just nerddom or is it already anarchy?

What does it mean when a winged cartoon pony supersedes the grand left-wing symbols of the nineteenth and twentieth century? Has it become less important to position oneself emphatically or ironically, is it more and more a matter of taking things apart and overdrawing them together? Or is it simply how some bronies – as the male fans of the pink and pale blue foals refer to themselves – put it: That it’s just a better hobby than terrorism? We will see!

Autorin / Autor, Text: Jörg Albrecht
Autorin / Autor, Text: Gerhild Steinbuch
Musikerin / Musiker: DJ Bad Wolf