What does the INTO THE CRACKS art project bring us, and what are the cracks in Human Rights?
Two artists walk from Vienna to Istanbul, reading and discussing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They explore its real possibilities, powers, and… cracks, which over time call into question the general principles, formulations, effectiveness, and relevance of the overall discourse of the Declaration and individual rights.
On the 2500km route, Carina Riedl and Dieter Kovačić encounter such questions in different environments, contexts, complex and unforeseen situations.
Carina Riedl, born in Upper Austria, lives in Vienna. Her work centres around postcolonial topics as well as multilingual, diverse constellations that acknowledge and celebrate differences and diversity. She’s interested in developing formats that challenge (genre) boundaries and investigating ‘spaces in between’. Currently she’s occupied with the question of how to develop sustainable collective forms and common spaces. Following her studies in theatre, film, and media as well as art history in Vienna, she spent three years as an assistant director at Burgtheater. Since 2004, she has been realising her own productions both independently and within theatre institutions. Her work has been invited to festivals such as the Heidelberger Stückemarkt, the Autorentheatertage in Berlin, and the Mülheimer Theatertage. Recent projects include an experimental film entitled zebra, a theatre production on climate change in close cooperation with scientists, activists, and Eco-Social Design students, and several performance projects based on texts by Fiston Mwanza Mujila: Tram 83 at a club in Mannheim for Nationaltheater, Fluss im Bauch // Fleuve dans le ventre, an interdisciplinary, international co-production rehearsed in the Democratic Republic of Congo with shows in Kinshasa and Europe, and the writer’s most recent play at Deutsches Theater Berlin. Current project: INTOTHECRACKS. Walking 2500km with the Human Rights (www.intothecracks.com)
Thursday 22.12. @Ženergija on @Radio Orange from 7 pm to 8 pm
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