666 pages of Jelinek in 144 hours as a collective reading experience. On three weekends, steirischer herbst invites the audience to take part in a public reading of “ Die Kinder der Toten” from cover to cover. Again and again.
Suitable for ages 16+
Information and resgistration the for reading at lesen@steirischerherbst
There are a few of the 666 pages for everyone: every week from midday on Friday to midday on Sunday, readers take fifteen-minute turns each. The aim is not to perform a “beautiful recital” but rather to experience and hear a choir of different voices and moods that not only breathes life into the tortuous plotlines of the novel, but also the incredible sound of the text when read aloud. Times of day and night alternate, sounds die away, we can hear voices differently, and we can experience the story (history) with its own language.
After all, what was it that Elfriede Jelinek herself wrote? “Listen! The spoken word comes from me, it comes out of me and goes into you, and it is equally an image, but one that you don’t even need to see. If you cannot see, you must hear. Hearing can be as enticing as images can be even before they are there. You do not need to think before you speak, but you must think when you listen. As long as you just hear, everything is open.”
Concept & Direction Andreas Pronegg (AT) & Katarína Csányiová (SK)
With Katarína Csányiová (SK), Andreas Pronegg (AT), Johannes Steger (AT), Benedikt Steiner (AT), Lena Steinhuber (AT), Julia Stiegler (AT)
Technical coordination Vladi Tchapanov (BG)
Consulting Josef Szeiler (AT)
Costumes Brigitte Moscon (AT)
In collaboration with transit | interdisziplinäre kunst und kultur