THEATER!

3 books, 100 pages in total, riso- and offset printed, wrapped in a silkscreen cover, B/W, color, printrun 200
Formerly “Das was bleibt” (That What Remains; see entries below) published as “Theater!” (Theatre!)

Contains the protocols/comis of 3 plays by “zweite liga für kunst und kultur”:
“der druckauftrag”
“chronik der vorbeilaufenden ereignisse”
“die tagung der kommune”

The first two books were presented at the Public Library, Frederikstad, Norway in February 2018 within the series of events “In the Library” (curated by Johanna Lettmayr)

EISZEIT

“Eiszeit” (Ice-age) is a 4-page comic, an episode in a collection of stories about my family in the years  ~ 1948 to 1988, and how the members cope with WWII.

This episode was drawn for the magazine “Literatur und Kritik”, Nr. 525/526, (Comic Dossier: Comicland Österreich, curated by Martin Reiterer), July 2018

BOHREN UND DAS WAS BLEIBT

“Drilling and that what remains” (literally translated) was an exhibition with Tonto, Michael Jordan, the field research project “Enough is Enough” (led by Michael Jordan) and Edda Strobl (also as curator).

“Bohren und das was bleibt”, 8.9. – 7.10.2017, Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz.
…soon more about the exhibition on the Tonto Website. In the meantime view some photos:

CHRONIK DER VORBEILAUFENDEN EREIGNISSE

“Chronicle of events passing by” is the second book out of three dealing with plays by “zweite liga für kunst und kultur”

In the summer of 2013, I kept a record of all of the performances of the play “chronicle of events passing by” by drawing.
On the one hand, the setting took place on a street, the Annenstrasse in Graz, on the other hand in a store, where the audience sat and a second layer of the play happened. Aspects of “passing by”, literally and, lets say biologically, were the essence of the play.

The book, 40 pages, was a D.I.Y. production, printed at Risograd (Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus Graz).
Amongst other books, also this one was finished at studio Leitnergasse, Graz. Helmut Kaplan, Michael Jordan, me and the spirit of Tonto were in the production line.

der druckauftrag

“the print job – fragmented protocol of the play” is the first book out of three dealing with plays by “zweite liga für kunst und kultur”

In autumn 2013, “the print job” was performed at the Volkshaus, Graz. It was about the difficulties of an office staff writing an e-mail together, with the concern “It is over” and with the content of closing down the office. Topics like refusal and self-empowerment were treated.
I kept a record by drawing of three of the performances.

The book, 20 pages, is a D.I.Y. production, printed at Risograd (Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus), finished at studio Leitnergasse, Graz.
Big thanks to Helmut Kaplan and Tonto for helping finishing the book!!!

WORK ON THE BOOK “THEATER!”

In September the book based on the previous described protocols of plays (see below) will come out. Most probably it will be printed at Schaumbad – Freies Atelierhaus with the people from Risograd…
Below some pictures of the making of in my studio.

Poster/Flyer/… #3

For the performance and theatre group “zweite liga für kunst und kultur”: “Das Wetter ist schön”, “stand by, your man”, 2016 – flyer; “der letzte kuss des schweinehunds”, 2017 – poster.
For  IG Kultur: “Matryoshka Effect”, 2016 – poster

DAS WAS BLEIBT

THAT WHAT REMAINS
Performance at Haus Steiermark, Bruxelles, on December 1, 2016.
Based on protocols, drawn and written at 3 theatre plays by “zweite liga für kunst und kultur” (description below).

Triple projection and spoken text, performed by Iris Kasper, Elli Saubach and Edda Strobl.

PROTOKOLLE PRODUZIEREN – PRODUCING PROTOCOLS
Drawing during three theatre plays by zweite liga of kunst und kultur

In 2012, I was invited to draw at a three-days-staging/happening “Tagung der Kommune” (something like “Conference of the Commune”), in the function of a recorder of events. The happening was about writing a play in the moment of acting, which meant discussing the ideals of a community, political action and “the true (right) life in the wrong film” – and recording this. Every participant, every visitor and passer-by was instantly part of the play. It took place at Forum Stadtpark, Graz.

In summer 2013, I recorded by drawing all of the performances of the play “chronik der vorbeilaufenden ereignisse” (chronicle of events passing by). On the one hand, the setting was on a street, the Annenstrasse in Graz, on the other hand in a store, where the audience sat and a second layer of the play happened. Aspects of “passing by”, literally and in the sense of extinction, was the essence of the play.

In autumn 2013, the play “der druckauftrag” (the print job) was performed at the Volkshaus, Graz. It was about the difficulties of an office staff writing an e-mail together with the concern “It is over” and with the content of closing down the office. Topics like refusal and self-empowerment were treated.

REDUCE – ESCAPE – FORGET

Contribution to the exhibition “Ohne Start kein Ziel” (Without Start No Goal) at kunsthaus muerz, Mürzzuschlag, 2016, curated by Sabina Hörtner. The exhibition dealt with different aspects of travelling.

“Reduce – Escape – Forget” is an 8-page comic, on sheets of 70 x 100 cm, about crossing the border from Mexico to Guatemala in 1991. Civil war was going on in Guatemala, but the protagonists had other problems …

Within the exhibition I did the workshop “The box and a secret” with gifted young people from the region.
more about the exhibition (in german): kunsthaus muerz