The Guru Supermarket
Following the success of last year’s KINGDOM, Felix Ruckert – in collaboration with Anna Natt – has designed a new role play scenario that addresses manipulation and abuse of power within the framework of ideologies and belief systems. In a bazaar of diverse realities, more than 20 different gurus and other qualified executives will found ashrams, institutions and sweatshops. They will preach and seduce, gather and educate students, enlighten disciples with secret teachings, offer services – and of course, demand tribute in return! There will be no shortage of initiation rites and blessings, indoctrination and enlightenment, mindfuck and assault…maybe even doubt and rebellion?
The Guru Supermarket is an opportunity for a playful exploration of symbols, rituals, charisma, status, hierarchies, group dynamics and relationships of interdependancy.
- Felix Ruckert, 2016