Selbstbezichtigung/Autodiffamazione (English version)
/ by Peter Handke
Selfaccusation is the raising of a consciousness, a sentimental education toward the word. What becomes visible through this selfaccusating gesture is not so much a „we“, as an „I-You“, an „I-All“: what difference does it make if it was me that did a certain action, that pronounced a certain sentence?
There is a text of which the world is made of and there is no way to escape from that responsability. The choice of a bilingual version makes visible the being stranger in the text, the language as robe and a habit. A language that came to us by education, that is never sufficient. The play shows, what language is, what it can be and unfolds by this way that potential of not assimilable, essential, agonistic and provocative thoughts, needed by present.