Peter Wächtler is a storyteller. His works are characterised by dramaturgic components such as melancholy, pathos, ironic or satiric humour, romance and so on. Wächtler’s video works, sculptures and texts do not always follow traditional rules of storylines and structures—ever so often doubts may befall the viewer on whether the works are fictitious or based on reality.
Peter Wächtler’s idea for his working-on-work stay with the Moscow Biennale was the creation of one or several short films together with Russian actors. For this, he has prepared two monologues that were then recited by the actors in VDNKh. They circle around issues of hierarchy, power, hegemony and their reflection by the speaker.