WORD CUP RELOADED

17, 18 AND 19 MAY 2024, EACH AT 7.30 PM

The talk series is based on the former hip-hop TV format VIVA Word Cup and will be brought live to the SCHIRN in an adapted form! Curated by Joana Tischkau, Nuray Demir, Mearg Negusse, Sophie Yukiko, Meliha Cinar and moderated by Tyron Ricketts.

Word Cup was broadcast on the music channel VIVA from 1996 to 1999 and was produced and hosted by the Afro-Austrian presenter Tyron Ricketts. The music television of the 1990s is intended here to represent the interface at which US-American culture and hip-hop in particular made its way into the youth rooms of immigrant and German young people. This is also where the German desire for Black culture can be localised, but also the misunderstandings and translation errors that led to German rap and German hip-hop culture not being able to develop an identity comparable to that of the USA. In a live re-enactment, the format will be recreated and used as a stage to critically approach the political discourses in and around hip-hop, with the degree of fidelity to the original gradually fading.

FRIDAY, 17 MAY 2024, 7.30 PM
WORD CUP REPLAY
In a new production of the legendary VIVA programme, Tyron Ricketts and his former guests look back on the magical time when hip-hop became German youth culture. A coming together of those who wrote German cultural history and a shared remembrance of moments, conflicts and motivations of the German hip-hop moment in the 90s.

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SATURDAY, 18 MAY 2024, 7.30 PM
WORD CUP PRESENT
Tyron Ricketts invites guests who never made it onto the original Word Cup programme to talk about the developments in German hip-hop culture post Word Cup archiving. Together with his co-host, questions are raised about the direction hip-hop has taken, why this was the case and for whom the spaces that hip-hop originally wanted to open up are actually accessible today. An attempt at deconstruction and clarification.

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SUNDAY, 19 MAY 2024, 7.30 PM
WORD CUP FUTURE
In our last episode, we bring together protagonists who dare to think and live hip-hop culture in the future, who create spaces and art that link the spirit and power of hip-hop to new rules. Tyron Ricketts himself becomes a guest and is confronted with the question of how much hip-hop there is in a queerfeminist utopia.

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Joana Tischkau © Diana Pfammatter
Tyron Ricketts © Ava Pivot
Nuray Demir © Studio Schramm Berlin
Sophie Yukiko © Jan Kapitaen
Meliha Cinar © Lisa Schmelz
Mearg Negusse © Benjamin Renter