Thursday, 30. April 1998
The event begins with a Witch Party in the "Roten Salon", during which the opening speeches to mark the occasion and on the topic of the tribunal will be held as well as other shows.
Start : ca. 19h.
19.30 - 20.00h Welcome and introduction by Dietmar Kamper
20.00 - 20.45h Kate Millett reads from her book.: "The looney bin trip".
20.45 - 21.30h Speech and performance by Rolf Schwendter: ‘Welcher Schatz liegt für die Gesellschaft
im devianten Verhalten verborgen?’ ('What a treasure for society lays hidden in deviant behaviour?')
Rolf Schwendter, Professor for sub-culture in Kassel makes speeches, announcements and mixes 'Alt-Heidelberger' cocktails at the bar.
22.00 - 23.00h Podiumspeech: ‘Autism of Science'.
Participants: Dietmar Kamper, Jacques Poulain, Wolfgang Kaempfer, Bernd
Friday, 1. Mai 1998
The process opens on the afternoon of May, 1st on the main stage. The prosecutors are Thomas S. Szasz, one of the first american anti-psychiatrists, Gerburg Treusch-Dieter and Wolf-Dieter Narr, both from the Freie Universität Berlin (FU). Dietmar Kamper, also from the FU, will play the role of the "court usher". Rudolf Heinz, Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, will assist him. The defense will be convened by Peter Kruckenberg, the prominent reform psychiatrist and head doctor of the psychiatry and psycho-therapy clinic in East Bremen.
The anouncement of the accusation is followed by the hearing of the evidence, in which the experts and consultants from a variety of backgrounds make their contribution of lectures and short speeches and be heard by the prosecution and defense on the subject. Psychiatry survivors will be heard as witnesses for the prosecution and will be called to the stand by the defense for questioning. The tribunal will be interrupted by various artistic presentations, shows and readings. In the "Roten Salon" there will be accompanying information and discussions especially during the intervals. An "opinion container" will be arranged, so that people may voice their opinion on the event and it´s progress and so that their comments can be recorded, evaluated and documented.
15.00 - 15.20h Conference by the "court-usher" Dietmar Kamper
15.20 - 16.00h Wolf-Dieter Narr: Exterminismus in Gesellschaft und Psychiatrie (Exterminism in society and psychiatry)
16.00 - 16.45h The Accusation is presented - Thomas Szasz: The Case Against Psychiatric Coercion
16.45 - 17.15h Interval
17.15 - 18.00h Speech by the defense - Peter Kruckenberg, among others
18.00 - 19.00h Hearing of the evidence: Gerburg Treusch-Dieter, among others.: Der Wahnsinn ist weiblich (Insanity is feminin)
19.00 - 19.30h Interval
19.30 - 20.15h Hinderk Emrich: Vernünftiges Wahrnehmen des Unvernünftigen (Rational
perception of the irrational)
20.15 - 20.45h Appeal: Dietmar Kamper talks with Rudolf Heinz
20.40 - 21.45h Interval
21.45 - 22.15h Rasende Wut, Blut einer Träne. (Blind rage, blood of a tear) a contribution by
Renate Bauer about Antonin Artaud
22.15 - 23.00h Reading from the texts of the Prinzhorn-Collection by Herbert Fritsch
Saturday, 2. Mai 1998:
12.00 - 14.00h Continuation of the hearing of the evidence:
Forced incarceration and psychiatry reform. Short lectures by Ernst von Kardorff, Georg Bruns, Alexander Meschnig, among others
Reports on visits in psychiatry by Prof. Klaus-Jürgen Bruder.
14.00 - 14.20h Interval
14.20 - 14.30h Hermann Treusch reads from Daniel Paul Schrebers
"Memorabilia of a neurotic" - Part one
14.30 - 16.00h Statements by the prosecution and defense witnesses
16.00 - 16.30h Interval
16.30 - 17.30h Otto E. Rössler and Jan Robert Bloch: "On the physics of the inner observer."
Draft of an "objective subjectivity". (Zur Physik des inneren Beobachters.
Entwurf einer „ objektiven Subjektivität")
17.30 - 17.40h Hermann Treusch reads from Daniel Paul Schrebers "Memorabilia of a neurotic" - Part two
17.40 - 18.00h Interval
18.00 - 19.00h Under cross-examination: Ellis Huber, President of the Berlin Chamber of Doctors.
19.00 - 19.10h Hermann Treusch reads from Daniel Paul Schrebers "Memorabilia of a neurotic" - Part three
19.10 - 19.30h Interval
19.30 - 20.30h Pleadings by the prosecution and the defense
20.30 - 20.45h Interval
20.45 - 22.00h Excerpts from "The Great Inquisitor" by Knut Gerwers.
Acting by Herrmann Treusch.
22.00 - 22.15h Interval
22.15 - 23.00h Open debate. During this time the jury deliberates.
23.00 - 23.30h The verdict and its substantiation
Sunday, 3. Mai 1998:
from 11h Brunch
12.00 - 12.45h Roter Salon:
Speech by Jörn Ahrens: ‘Triff mich Tod. Ich bin vollbracht’.
12.45 - 13.30h Lecture by Elke Heitmüller: Die Inszenierung der Grausamkeit zwischen Gesetz und Leidenschaft. Von Sades leidenschaftlicher Seele zur leidenden Psyche. (The staging of the cruelty between laws and passion. From Sade´s passionate soul to his suffering psyche.)
13.30 - 14.00h Interval
14.00 - 14.30h Lecture by Alexander Meschnig: The Revière case.
14.30 - 16.00h Report by Daniel Defert (friend of Michel Foucault) and the closing debate.
Jörn Ahrens, Hagai Aviel, Renate Bauer, Jan Robert Bloch, Georg Bruns, Hinderk Emrich, Nora Ernst, Herbert Fritsch, Bärbel Garz, Knut Gerwers, Elke Heitmüller, Rudolf Heinz, Sarah Heselhaus, Thomas Hoffmann, Ellis Huber, Wolfgang Kaempfer, Dietmar Kamper, Ernst von Kardorff, Peter Kruckenberg, Bernd Laufs, Mahide Lein, Kate Millett, Armin Monsorno, Wolf-Dieter Narr, Jacques Poulain, Erika Radecki, Otto E. Rössler, Fritz Rudert, Alexander Schulte, Rolf Schwendter, Thomas S. Szasz, René Talbot, Bernd Ternes, Herrmann Treusch, Gerburg Treusch-Dieter, Don Weitz, Hans Peter Wittig.