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Radio Österreich 1
Thea Soti, Christine Schörkhuber, Verena Dürr

Thea Soti, Christine Schörkhuber and Verena Dürr are immersed in a joint research on how stories influence our perception of nature and with which narratives we confront the climatic changes on the planet, which we as humans significantly cause. The literary current of the NewWeird strives for a perspective that includes the vague, the fluid. What expression can we give to the intangible, the uncanny, the strange that we are confronted with in a globalized world? What can be learned from the strange and the weird in order to confront the ecological transformation processes that we face or are already in the midst of? Not only we humans, but all of us! How do we abolish ourselves as the center of the world in order to see ourselves as part of the world, in order to feel responsible for the world again? It is about a practice of becoming permeable, of penetrating, of letting oneself be penetrated, of caring (care). About communicating with plants. About a cooperation with the "inhuman". Even if and exactly because it is weird.


Das ist die erste Ausgabe der Serie “New Weird” von Thea Soti. Produziert im Rahmen einer SHAPE+ Artist Residency im Auftrag des ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst und des Ö1 Kunstradio. In Kooperation mit SHAPE+ Sound, Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe und XX Y X. Gefördert durch das Programm „Creative Europe“ der Europäischen Union.