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Some Use For Your Broken Clay Pots

Democracy does not work, however, it is the best system created to date – this sentence has become our mantra. Is it accurate? Do we really live in the only viable political system? Is democracy in Poland after 1989 an efficient system? Has it risen up to the expectations, fulfilled dreams and plans? How can we explain the fact that a great number of citizens, who believe they have no say in Polish politics, have stopped casting their votes in elections? Where does this disappointment with the voting and democratic system come from? And finally, what is the reason for fundamental rights of democracy being broken both in the arts and in the public debate in the passing year?

In his performative lecture, Meierhans presents the reasons why we “hate democracy” and provokes us to change our perception of the framework of the system in which the honourable notions such as “freedom” and “equality” are overpowered by the corporate politics of global capitalism.


Concept, realization and actor: Christophe Meierhans
Dramaturgy: Bart Capelle
Conceptual advisor: Rudi Laermans
Advising team: Anne-Emmanuelle Bourgaux (ULB), Rudi Laermans (KU), Jean-Benoît Pilet (ULB), Dave Sinardet (VUB)
Constitutional jurist: Anne-Emmanuelle Bourgaux
Scenography: Sofie Durnez
Conception & graphic design publication: The Theatre of Operations
Illustration; Nuno Pinto Da Cruz
Co-production: Kaaitheater (Brussels), Workspace Brussels, Vooruit Arts Centre (Ghent), Teatro Maria Matos (Lisbon), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels)
Production: Mokum
With the support of de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie & Government of Flanders