It’s about making decisions. Actually it’s always about making decisions. It’s not as if the matter didn’t lie in our own hands. Regardless of whether it’s believing, loving, making a table, killing someone – or dying.
‘Martin Luther Propagandastück’ is, in a blend of freely-revolving theological discourse and an atheist motivational sermon, an attempt to endorse a leap in the dark, the moment in which we can feel something like freedom. But what freedom do we have? How freely can we act, how can we influence reality independently? And when does individual radicalism turn into ideology, fundamentalism or terror?
Boris Nikitin’s pieces are frequently staged ready-mades simply within a gently skewed framework. ‘Martin Luther Propagandastück’, too, is just what its name promises and yet also a very delicate balancing act. A religious service which is theatre – and which in this way makes what we call reality recognizable as a composition: a composition which can actually be changed.