Am I strange or are the others odd?

The others as background

In this performative talk I investigate in the different relationships individuals have with their friends, with their peer group, with the people in their town etc.: All these groups of persons, which we sometimes conceptualise as our background. In our heads, they build a setting within which we function. We refer to them, we employ them, we try to see ourselves in them, but we are never able to understand the whole relationship.

The talk combines short narratives and snippets of theory.