© Christina Schörkhuber

5.-7.10.2023 - 16:30-23:30
Helmut List Halle – Foyer
Thea Soti, Christine Schörkhuber, Verena Dürr

Thea Soti, Christine Schörkhuber, and Verena Dürr immerse themselves in a joint research project on how stories influence our perception of nature and the narratives with which we confront the planet’s climatic changes, which we as humans cause to a substantial degree. The New Weird literary movement strives for a perspective that includes the vague, the fluid. How can we express the intangible, the uncanny, the strange we are confronted within a globalized world? What can be learned from the strange and SELTSAMEN to confront the ecological transformation processes 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 to see ourselves as part of it, to feel responsible for it again? It is about a practice of becoming permeable, of penetrating, of letting oneself be penetrated, of caring, about communicating with plants, about a cooperation with the “inhuman” – even if and precisely because it is weird.


Produced as part of a SHAPE+ Artist Residency on behalf of ORF musikprotokoll im steirischer herbst and Ö1 Kunstradio. Thea Soti, Christine Schörkhuber, and Verena Dürr are artists of the SHAPE+ platform for innovative music and interdisciplinary art, co-funded by the European Union. Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

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