Events come thick and fast. Our physical
limits are overcome by the unbridled dynamics of the global market, we
can´t even reflect ourselves in relation to the boundless economic
growth. Objects and humans leave their familiar places and are put on
the move – and today again, thousands of refugees have arrived in
Just as described by Michail Bachtin, we want to visualise mechanisms
of economic power and their effects by grotesque conversion, distortion,
disfigurement and infiltration. The Tohubassbuuh is an oversized megaphone
on a cargo-bike, which is equipped with a sound-system and an also oversized
microphone. With this microphone, statues and passer-bys can be animated
to speak and sing. Historical events can thus be confronted with the present
and also expand temporary current possibilities of expression and topics
of reference in the public space.
Before going into the city´s public space though, the Tohubassbuuh
will be fed with texts and sounds. The Tohubassbuuh is part of a performative
walk through the city and creates new relations between public space,
political economy with it´s orders/disorders and the people with
their diverse realities of life.
bankleer are Karin Kasböck, born 1969 in Mühldorf, Germany and
Christoph Leitner, born 1968 in Altötting, Germany, both live in
participation is free of charge and dropping-in
is possible at any time!
Please send a short notice to:
0699/10555049 (rotor mobile)
co-produced by steirischer
herbst & < rotor > center for contemporary art.