«Verschiebungen 18/18. A scenographic approach to the general strike» is a partner project of the Swiss arts council Pro Helvetia, realized in the scope of the «Cultural Diversity in non-urban regions» initiative with support by SoKultur. A hundred years after the general strike, the project commemorates the fateful incident of November 1918 in the canton of Solothurn and discusses its meaning for the present.
«Verschiebungen 18/18» started in August with public interventions in Solothurn, Olten and Breitenbach. Six of the total of nine demands of the «Oltener Aktionskommitee» – the organizing force of the general strike – were posted to the streets in slightly updated fashion. For a second event, 25 residents of the canton of Solothurn have produced six short radio plays out of contemporary documents. The pieces were premiered on November 9 on Olten’s wooden bridge.