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Live performance about Thomas Bernhard


Literaturhaus Salzburg 9th of Februar 2011 - celebrating the 80th birthday of Thomas Bernhard

The actor Hubsi Kramar  was reading Thomas Bernhards novels Frost and Gehen enriching the reading with his political comments about post-war time in Austria and current political failures. Three contemporary authors wrote their own texts as comments or views on Thomas Bernhard. The writers Anne Sophie Reyer, Sigrun Höllrigl, Barbi Markovic and Judith Pfeifer were intervening by their text performances offering to the public their personal views of Thomas Bernhard. With 150 visitors the venue was completely sold out.

Director: Sigrun Höllrigl, Live Visuals 4youreye, reading Hubert Kramar





Thomas Bernhard remixed I - Frostgehen (Alptraumlandschaft)
The writer Anne Sophie Reyer follows in her work „Frostgehen (Alptraumlandschaft)“  the person of the painter Strauch in „Frost“  in which the poetess recognises an alter ego of Thomas Bernhard himself. The search of traces happens by  a inner monologue  if a woman, which is interwoven by Frost citations.  By polyphony, rythmic changes and collage technics the most relevant subjects of the poetess' perspective were shown and  and examined regarding subjective and post-feministic ideas. „Walking“ becomes an attempt to safe and the surpressed  mother hate of the painter culminates in the saying: „The women is the artifact of the devil“.




Thomas Bernhard remixed II - der künstler und ein publikum by Sigrun Höllrigl.
The writer and media artist Sigrun Höllrigl broadened Thomas Bernhard`s  emotional and raging harangues against the public with a theory background: the art theory of Wassily Kandinsky and personal experiences about art berserkers like Thomas Bernhard.





Thomas Bernhard Remixed III   Ausgehen - by Barbi Markovic

The young Serbian writer Barbi Markovic did a remix of Thomas Bernhard novel "Gehen (1971) and transferred the subject of Bernhards novel - turning mad in Vienna  - into the clubbing scenery of Belgrad and  into getting stupid in the nightlife of post war-Belgrad.