Performing Lectures
Thursday, March 17th 2005
at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm

"The Consequence of Infinite Endings"

>>> Performance text (pdf)

Video documentation

>>> Deutsche Fassung

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A process wherein a movement slowly, irremediably heads towards its end, or where an object becomes smaller and smaller until it navigates at the verge of perception and finally vanishes away. This phenomenon serves as a manifestation of the experience of the Sublime in contemporary art forms.
"The Consequence of Infinite Endings" is a lecture-performance that plays with and questions the implications of this movement as a specific aesthetic strategy.
Building on selected scenes from film, art and performance, the lecture-performance will navigate along the narrow margin between critical reflection and emotional engagement. In touching on the philosophical as well as on the technical aspects, it enables us to encounter these notions of the Sublime and to question their relevance for us on a personal level and in the context of our culture.

Dramaturgical Advice: Jan-Philipp Possmann

A co-operation with Plateaux-Festival 2005

David Weber-Krebs (1974) studied French literature and religion studies in Fribourg and Berlin and mime at the AHK in Amsterdam. He develops his work since a few years making installations, films and performances that wander from the open spaces of landscapes to the closed spaces of theatres. In the past years he's been collaborating to numerous performance projects as performer, dramaturge and director. He is currently touring with "this performance", his last project co-produced by Mousonturm and Gasthuis. David Weber-Krebs is co-founder of LISA (together with Nicole Beutler, Hester van Hasselt, Ivana Müller and Paz Rojo).