Have you ever broken more than three plates at the same day? Has your child ever burped during a church service? The characters in “Old Songs – New Songs” are tangled in a web of prohibitions and assignments of guilt. For example, taking pictures of rabbits from January to April is prohibited, as well as women appearing in public with a hairy face or legs.
In her detailed leporello “Old Songs – New Songs“ Rita Fürstenau collects historic legal texts that are funny, bizarre or utterly barbarous. Although these laws are no longer legally effective, the initial moral conceptions and motivations are still clearly visible.