WCTR in conversation document - with Bernhard Hansbauer / Lichtfelder project

 


I am honored that my work, done in collaboration with amazing Bernhard Hansbauer, is selected to be part of this great project Lichtfelder - The end of language – Wittgenstein reimagined. The open call was announced by Austrian Cultural Forum Belgrade in cooperation with the founders of the website Lichtfelder.org for artists and interdisciplinary research inspired by the ideas of Ludwig Wittgenstein under the title The end of language-Wittgenstein reimagined.

The works of art were selected by the curatorial team Daniela Wageneder-Stelzhammer (AT) and Alexandra Lazar (SR-UK). An international jury whose members are Aloisia Moser (AT), Doris Jauk Hinz(AT), Nina Mihaljinac (SR) and Jelena Glišić (SR) brought decision about three  awards and three honorable mentions sponsored by Wiener Städtische osiguranje a.d.o. The jury also decided on a Special Mention for the most original experimental artistic achievement. 

More info about the project, founders, artists, and also their works can be seen here:

LICHTFELDER.ORG

Selected artists: Ana Maria lima Dimitrijević, Anita Witek, Arnold Reinthaler, Astrid Schwartz, Barbara Hoeller, Bojan Radojčić, Boris Burić, Danica Bićanić, Daniela Fulgosi, Dea Džanković, Doris Theres Hofer, Dragana Žarevac, Dunja Trutin, Gerda Lampalzer, Goran Despotovski, Irena Simić, Jochen Holler, Isabella Kohlhuber, Lana Vasiljević, Michael Heindl, Ernst Miesgang, Miljana Niković, Nina Herlitschka, Nikola Radosavljević, Roswitha Weingrill, Sonja Meller, Stefan Winsperger, Vanja Novaković, Werner Jauk, Laura Sophie Meyer, Ye La An, Žarko Aleksić.



Bernhard Hansabuer (sound), Nenad Bogdanović (video documenting) 2018/2022

Worry crosses the river – in conversation – the document is footage of an audiovisual experiment with a focus on reflection and echo motifs during the specific interactions. The performance is based on a conversation between two egos (musician Bernhard Hansbauer and the artist herself) who interact through sound and act. While she is producing different sounds while performing acts such as writing on the mirror by scratching, speaking, or making other kinds of noise, he is recording and developing those sounds, making his version of it by manipulating the sounds following his perception. The performance is followed by two video documents; one showing the artist crossing the Danube river with the huge object, and another one showing various atomic and hydrogen bomb detonations in the 20th century.

The name of the experiment points to Hyginus’ (Gaius Julius Hyginus) fable, in which Worry, as an allegory figure, decides to create a being out of soft clay by her reflection that she has seen while crossing the river. She made the creature with the help of Jupiter and Telus – Earth. A creature – a human – remains in the possession of Worry until its death. The aforementioned fable is the central motif of Hans Blumenberg’s book with the same title, which is made of short meditations on various topics where he works as a detective of ideas scouring the periphery of intellectual and philosophical history for clues—metaphors, gestures, anecdotes—essential to grasping human finitude. Performance Worry Crosses The River draws attention to Worry’s narcissistic impulse and the human’s position within her possession.




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