In the frame of the exhibition
"PERSECUTED, ROBBED, EXPELLED - Artistic Works on Repression in Vienna
and Graz in the Nazi Era", which is shown at < rotor > until 28.5.2016.
In his performance “The White Elephant Archive, Setting No. 3”
Eduard Freudmann traces stories from a family archive founded in 1979
by his grandmother. He links contents of the archive with historical events
and current political issues by means of documentary and object theatre.
Against a background of the increasing absence of contemporary witnesses,
Freudmann brings documents and objects as protagonists on the stage in
order to consult them about the eternal dilemma of whether to speak or
to be silent about the Shoah.
The performance emerged from an artist-in-residence stay in Tel Aviv in
2012 (The White Elephant Archive, Setting No.1). In the following year,
a revised version was shown at the Kunsthaus Dresden (Setting No. 2).
The latest version, Setting No. 3, premiered at the Spinoza Theatre Budapest
in the frame of the OFF-Biennale 2015 and after that, it was shown at
the Theater Nestroyhof Hamakom at the Wiener Festwochen / Into the City.
Eduard Freudmann´s performance will now be shown in Graz for the
The performance will be held in English.
Organised by: < rotor > center for contemporary art
in cooperation with the Volkshaus Graz
Limited number of seats. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0316/688306
for reservations. Also, free tickets are available at Volkshaus Graz one
hour before the performance starts.