UNINVITED GUESTS: WHAT NOW?
UNGEBETENE GÄSTE: UND JETZT?
A Lecture Performance by DARUM (Revisited)
in cooperation with WERK X-Petersplatz
In March 2019, DARUM and its audience embarked on a performative search for traces: five unique, one-time-only premieres questioned the various fates of people buried at "lonely funerals" and placed the deceased themselves at the centre of attention.
Based on "Uninvited Guests: A search for traces" and the months of research on "lonely burials", DARUM takes a step back and subjects its questions on the topic to a larger examination. For weeks, the collective traveled through various districts of Vienna, knocked on doors, talked to neighbors and former acquaintances, with authorities and social institutions, were confronted with the traces of foreign lives and the bureaucracy of death. What do names, dates of birth and death tell us, what value do last addresses hold? What does a silent grave tell us? What does it mean for a society to remember its dead while forgetting its living? What do we see? And what do we not see? And more importantly: what remains? The lecture performance is an act of seeing, of understanding - based on photos, documents, videos and memories.
This October, more than a year and a half after attending the first lonely funeral during the research phase of "Uninvited Guests", DARUM is revisiting their lecture performance "What's left?" and updating it: WHAT NOW?
Nominated for the Nestroy Special Award 2019.
Photo: Alexander Gotter
Premiere: Wed. 21st October, 2020
Fri. 23rd, Sa. 24th & So. 25th October 2020
Ticket information coming soon
Venue: WERK X-Petersplatz, 1010 Vienna
Duration: 90 Minuten
Artistic Directors and Performance DARUM (Laura Andreß | Victoria Halper | Kai Krösche) Stage Design Consultation and Construction Matthias Krische Music, Sound Design & Projections Kai Krösche Additional Videos Victoria Halper Press Birgit Wagner (WERK X-Petersplatz) Special thanks Hannes Benedetto Pircher, Herbert Winklehner u.a.
This project was funded by the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna.
Photos: Alexander Gotter