A process wherein a movement slowly, irremediably heads towards its end, or where an object becomes smaller and smaller until it navigates at the verge of perception and finally vanishes away. This phenomenon serves as a manifestation of the experience of the Sublime in contemporary art forms.
“The consequence of infinite endings” is a lecture-performance that plays with and questions the implications of this movement as a specific aesthetic strategy.
Building on selected scenes from film, art and performance, the lecture-performance will navigate along the narrow margin between critical reflection and emotional engagement. In touching on the philosophical as well as on the technical aspects, it enables us to encounter these notions of the Sublime and to question their relevance for us on a personal level and in the context of our culture.
lecture David Weber-Krebs
dramaturgical advice Jan-Phillipp Possmann
a Gasthuis and Plateaux, Mousonturm co-production in collaboration with Unfriendly Takeover.