The Forgotten Pioneer Movement
The Forgotten Pioneer Movement Guidebook is a companion volume to the interdisciplinary performance and exhibition project of the same name that reconsiders perspectives on the (post)socialist experience.
25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, The Forgotten Pioneer Movement (TFPM) engages with the last generation to grow up in the final phase of the cold war, during perestroika and in the ‘pOst-Western’ Europe of the 1990s. As a fictional movement, TFPM probes forms of cultural memory and examines the social perspectives of this generation. The Guidebook to the project explores strategies and discourses from visual as well as performative arts, history and cultural theory in order to approach the “future behind us” described by art historian Edit András as a pan-European experience independent of geopolitical classifications. On 120 pages, theoretical and artistic contributions create new connections between that remote future and the present. Including a preface by the editors, essays by the art historians Ieva Astahovska and Ana Bogdanovic and nineteen short texts on the artistic contributions written by Daniel Falb, Ulrike Gerhardt, Susanne Husse, Andrea Caroline Keppler, Snejana Krasteva, Natalia Raaben and Anna Sabrina Schmid, the Guidebook also contains numerous images and the detailed TFPM programme.