UNINVITED GUESTS: WHAT'S LEFT?
UNGEBETENE GÄSTE: WAS BLEIBT?
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
Premiere: Montag, 17. Juni 2019
Mittwoch, 19. Juni 2019
Freitag, 21. Juni 2019
Sonntag, 23. Juni 2019
Spielort: WERK X-Petersplatz, 1010 Wien
Duration: approx. 90 minutes
Languages: German & English
A project by DARUM Text, conception & performance Kai Krösche (Part 1 & 3), Victoria Halper (Part 2 & 3), Laura Andreß (Part 3) Stage design consultation & construction Matthias Krische Music & sound design Kai Krösche Projections & live videos Kai Krösche & Victoria Halper Production Siglind Güttler, Bernhard Werschnak (ProSiBe) Press Patrizia Büchele, Birgit Wagner (WERK X-Petersplatz) Special thanks Hannes Benedetto Pircher and Herbert Winklehner
Nominated for the Nestroy Special Prize 2019.
Funded by SHIFT, the Department of Culture of the City of Vienna and the Inner City District.
Photos: Alexander Gotter