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steirischerherbst’20
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steirischerherbst’20
steirischerherbst’20
steirischerherbst’20
steirischerherbst’20
steirischerherbst’20
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Vorherbst Magazine
29.6.20 / Text

A New Pleasure: On Capitalism and Psychoanalysis

In his essay for A Pleasant Apocalypse: Notes from the Grand Hotel Abyss, Aaron Schuster looks at how capitalism both deploys and devalues pleasure in a quasi-religious all-inclusive experience.

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Festival Reader

The 52nd edition of steirischer herbst explored the tension between pleasure and catastrophe in installations, performances, and talks. With our festival reader A Pleasant Apocalypse: Notes from the Grand Hotel Abyss (published by Hatje Cantz in May 2020), it is possible to delve even deeper into the structures of hedonism in ever-more apocalyptic times.

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Video Archive

Take a look back at steirischer herbst ’19 in our Video Archive. Besides a film on the big Opening Extravaganza, the archive brings together various documentaries and interviews focusing on many of the Grand Hotel Abyss productions and installations, and even features a number of film works commissioned by the festival. 


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Vorherbst Magazine

Vorherbst is steirischer herbst's online magazine. Materials, texts, contextual information as well as interviews with participating artists can be found here, before and after the festival.
 
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