Pochen Biennale 2022

The (New) Measuring of the World

POCHEN Biennale 29.09. - 09.10.22

OV Speiche - What was Jimmy’s mission? Talk on the methods of the Stasi

The Ministry for State Security (MfS), GDR’s secret police, collected information on an unimaginable scale in the form of files, index cards, photos and audio recordings. For about 30 years, it has been possible to access the files of the former GDR secret police, which monitored its own citizens right into their most intimate private lives. The measures taken by the MfS were as varied as they were uninhibited. Together with cycling legend Wolfgang Lötzsch, we reconstruct Stasi methods and talk about the role of IM (an unofficial collaborator) in the life of the person concerned.

04 10 2022 19:00 
Guests: Sandra Meier (Bundesarchiv, Unterlagen- Archiv Chemnitz) und/and Dr.Steffi Lehmann (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin des Lern- und Gedenkortes Kaßberg Gefängnis) in conversation with Wolfgang Lötzsch (contemporary witness and former professional cyclist) 
Location: Wirkbau Chemnitz
Admission: free