• Wed 03 – Thu 04 07 2019 •


In the 1990s, the roof of the Alte Feuerwache climbing tower was used as a film set for shooting one of the first German soap operas, Unter uns (Among us). In the series, which plays in Cologne-Ehrenfeld, the terrace belongs to a shared rooftop flat and can be reached by climbing through a window – a wormhole of sorts.

One person knew about it. That support landed her on a boat on the Rhine. For the operation, the terrace was brightly lit and equipped with all kinds of “technology” to enable working for a whole day and a whole night.

The light illuminates the St. Agnes Church.
The walls are high; it feels like standing on a roof top. The sun is burning like a headlight.
I see the yard and the cabbage fields, I see little bags through wall slits, I see rounded corners. I see the mask, I speak from the tape <<muschatschos>>
The transmission tower vibrates, I and 5000-40,000 bees translate - H-E-R~Z~S-P-R-E-C-H-C-H-S-T~U~N~D~E M-I-T-T-W~O-C-H Z-U-K-U~N~F~T-S-T-A-G D-O-N-N-E-R-S~T~A~G: HEART.TO.HEART.HOURS.WEDNESDAY.THURSDAY

The performance Ein gutes Beispiel für ein schlechtes Beispiel (A good example of a bad example) is performed on two consecutive evenings in July in the pool of the climbing tower. Based on scripted reality, it tells the true stories of an invented Alte Feuerwache opera. The 129-year-old tower – as a viewpoint, a landmark, a transmission mast, a backdrop – is a place where time arrows and perspectives, transmissions, receptions and recordings are bundled and stored in a safe dry place.

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Events: 03 07 | 04 07
Start: 19:00
Venue: Alte Feuerwache Köln, Melchiorstraße 3, 50670 Köln
In German language
Free admission

Please note the following information:
Limited number of audience, please come early.
The venue is not barrier-free.
ATTENTION (allergy sufferers): There is an active beehive next to the venue.