ephemeropteræ 2014/05

The works of Sandra Noeth and Marcus Steinweg—a performer and theoretician on one hand, and a philosopher on the other—move along hybrid forms of expression and media and engage in their convergence. Within the threshold between performativity and philosophy, they open a space of instability and slippages to re-evaluate language between subjects in society. Their contribution for ephemeropteræ 2014 is inspired by Marguerite Duras’ notion of Writing (écrire): an act of inconstancy of both subject and world, as opposed to the consistent plot and characters in literature. It is about “catching the words as they are coming.“ This is possible only when writing very quickly, when rushing writing as it were.
sandra noeth
SANDRA NOETH (lives and works in Vienna) has educated in several international institutions such as HZT Berlin, DOCH Stockholm and MaCh Amsterdam and was Head of Dramaturgy and Research at Tanzquartier Wien. She co-authored several publications such as MONSTRUM. A book on reportable portraits (2009) and is the editor of Emerging Bodies. On the Performance of Worldmaking (2011). Her artistic-theoretical projects and teaching posts have focused on the ethics and politics of the body, dramaturgy in dance and performance, and alterity and otherness in the context of non-European dance and body cultures.
marcus steinweg
MARCUS STEINWEG (lives and works in Berlin) works between Art and Philosophy. The ongoing editor of the popular journal Inaesthetics also has been a strong voice and opinion throughout numerous invited talks and publications, collaborating with fellow artists such as Thomas Hirschhorn and Rosemarie Trockel. In 2011, Steinweg curated the exhibition “Kunst und Philosophie” (Art and Philosophy) at the Neue Berliner Kunstverein and currently leads the series of talks “Überstürztes Denken” (Precipitous Thinking) at Volksbühne Berlin.
August 22, 2014 from 7 PM
Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary 
TBA21–Augarten, Scherzergasse 1A, 1020 Wien, Österreich
Daniela Zyman and Boris Ondreička
Free admission
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