Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary-Augarten
(performer, audience, word, spoken, garden, friday, evening, vienna, austria)
XV+ / XV+
Gelitin and Helmut Meissner
28 September 2012
Ephemeropterae˜ – the term for insects that live only a day – oscillate between oral histories and storytelling, poetry and music, lecture, comment, rant, speech; from internal voice to transcription of messages of ghosts (from paranormal to normal) and non-verbal communication. By resisting definitions and directly addressing and engaging audiences, this series offers different approaches to the nature and the experience of an oral practice that is rooted in every culture and civilization.