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performances / works / 2019

umwölkte utopie II

Installation as part of ALPHABET DES ANARCHISTISCHES AMATEURS, Steirischer Herbst, <rotor>, Graz, 2019

M for people: “Future inmates of coffins who can walk around for a while and do all sorts of jokes.” That is one of hundreds of definitions from the alphabet of the anarchist amateurs. Published in 2007 by the Grazian Germanist Beatrix Müller-Kampel, the volume collects “Aphorisms, Sentences and Reflections” from Herbert Müller-Guttenbrunn. From 1923 to 1929 he lived in Thoneben in the municipality of Semriach, north of Graz. His periodical publication Das Nebelhorn was published for the first time in these years. The exhibition connects his writings with the works of contemporary artists. It provides impulses for dealing with anarchism, which “wants to create a suitable social framework for the greatest possible individual freedom on the basis of radical democratic principles”, while at the same time “achieving the greatest possible equality and justice”, as can be read from the writer Ilija Trojanow.

At a time when nationalist narrowing and totalitarian tendencies are on the move again, this is more topical than ever.


lectures / texts / 2017

Die Irrenden. Europäische Defigurationen.

Catalog presentation, Kunstraum Munich, April 24, 2017, 7 p.m.

The Berlin artist group bankleer presents its current catalog, a documentation about their project Die Irrenden. Europäische Defigurationen, that took place at Max-Joseph-Platz last summer in Munich. With sounds (Patrik Catani) and recitations of Die Irrenden. Europäische Defigurationen as well as inserts of Bachtin, Rabelais and the political artist as Pantagruel (with a performance by Olaf Becker and an introduction by Daniela Stöppel). more

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works / 2007

lenas gespenster, part I, 2007

Installation, Performance “Was tun?”, Video (35 min), Moskau / Samara, 2007
Lenas ghosts is an evaluation of the post-communist condition. This project questions the aftermath of that political and cultural vision. The Soviet Unions founding father, deceased 80 years ago, conjures a time of turmoil, revolt, and the Red Terror. Lenin’s ghost haunts not only the museum which bears his name in Volgograd, but also our consciousness. Today what is left of the social utopia where community spirit and the integrity of individuals supposedly reigned? What of the critique of capitalism? Does anyone still believe in Heaven on Earth? more