Taking minutes is a colonial practice. Protocols record processes and prescribe rules. Tilo Frey was an expert on protocol. As a stenographer, as a secretary, as the director of a girls' school - and as a politician.
Tilo Frey was elected to the National Council when women's suffrage was introduced in 1971. Tilo Frey was black. As such, she was s/exoticized in the Swiss media in the 1970s. Today, she is largely forgotten in the collective memory.
Protokolle Tilo Frey is an experimental performance work that traces Tilo Frey as a connection between logging and forgetting. It is inspired by the licentiate thesis and conversations with Jovita dos Santos Pinto.
Protokolle Tilo Frey consists of two parts: A "
colonial walk" in public space and a performance in an empty theater space.
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|With an by||Bharathi M. Franaszek, Mbene Mbunga Mwambene, Jördis Wölk, Andrea Kirchhofer, P. Vijayashanthan, Meret Mache, Marie Drath, Tara Lasrado, Antoinette Mendy|