Documentation Philosophy On Stage #4

Hester Reeve / Wolfgang Mitterer / Franz Hautzinger / Graham Parkes / Georg Stenger: Of Sound in the Landing Page

Performance by Hester Reeve [CV], Wolfgang Mitterer [CV] // Franz Hautzinger [CV] / Graham Parkes / Georg Stenger


This piece will read and present live ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’ as a sound-scape. The aim is to abandon words and the human voice and instead work with the ‘images of sound’ to be found in the book’s pages. This performance will allow the elemental aspect of ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra’ to make itself heard, it also brings ‘matter’ into the theatre in order to make the sounds. Whilst the aim is to create the sounds from ‘Thus Spoke Zarathustra,’ to foreground the elemental matter held within the pages, I expect that the ‘image’of doing so will also ‘speak meaningfully’ to the audience via live performance of the sound making.

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Artists work with and think through ‘matter’ – something Nietzsche was sympathetic to even though he, like all philosophers, created almost exclusively through words. >>>

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Led by Arno Böhler, the PEEK-Projekt „Artist Philosophers. Philosophy AS Arts-Based-Research“ [AR275-G21] is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) as part of the programme for artistic development and investigation (PEEK). Research location: University of Applied Arts Vienna. Brought about in national and international cooperation with: Jens Badura (HdK Zürich), Laura Cull (University of Surrey), Susanne Valerie Granzer (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien/Max Reinhardt Seminar), Walter Heun (Tanzquartier Wien), Alice Lagaay (Zeppelin Universität Friedrichshafen). Postdoc: Elisabeth Schäfer (University of Applied Arts Vienna). The lecture series was produced in collaboration with: Institut für Philosophie Universität Wien, University of Applied Arts Vienna [Arno Böhler] and Institut für Theater- Film- und Medienwissenschaft der Universität Wien [Krassimira Kruschkova].


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