A Lecture Performance by DARUM

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.

Photo: Alexander Gotter

Four performances at WERK X-Petersplatz:

Mon. 17.06.2019, 20:00

Wed. 19.06.2019, 20:00

Fri. 21.06.2019, 20:00

Son 23.06.2019, 20:00


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 Production Siglind Güttler, Bernhard Werschnak Press Patrizia Büchele, Birgit Wagner (WERK X-Petersplatz) Special thanks Hannes Benedetto Pircher, Herbert Winklehner u.a.

Nominated for the Nestroy Special Award 2019.

This project was funded by SHIFT, the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna and the first district of Vienna.

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Photos: Alexander Gotter