Sarah Mendelsohn & Fred Schmidt-Arenales: To Lepperova from Kunsthalle

26/4 2015 7 pm

An evening curated by Christian Egger

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Litzi Gedye is Lepperova, formerly known as Lepper and born in Vienna in 1910 as Alice Mehler. Lepperova was her code name when she was a spy in the special forces unit in the Second World War. In their performance, Mendelsohn and Schmidt-Arenales explore the interpretation of a place in regard to personal history, how a person fictionalises a place and how a story starts at one place and ends somewhere completely different. Based on performance, video and sometimes also on painting, Mendelsohn and Schmidt-Arenales develop complex projects. The the act of writing is the binding element here. It is not, however, to be perceived as a secluded, homogenising process but rather as an open system of ever changing phrases, readings and acts.

Admission EUR 2
Free with entrance ticket or annual ticket

The performance program of Destination Vienna 2015 will outline the vitality that this art form is currently experiencing in Vienna. Different artists and artist groups represent the bandwidth of the medium from critical to parodic and subversive approaches.