A series of Story-Telling events by and with ZONKEY (Angela Melitopoulos und Kerstin Schroedinger)
in the yurt on the Toten Mann in Alberndorf in the Pulkautal.
With Omnia Sabry (artist, Kairo), Renate Ganser (herbalist, Wien), Barbara Glowczewski (anthropologist, Paris)
The starting point are the musical experiments of the music project ‘Learning to Speak with Earth’ by the group ZONKEY (Kerstin Schroedinger and Angela Melitopoulos), which began in March 2020.
The events are part of a long-term study on interspecies communication that uses sound and
field recordings. Research is carried out with electroacoustic experiments and voices in order to be able to understand
the connections with the earth, with its layers, living beings and movements on the surface, as history
The aim is to experience the process of communication and listening as a process of transformation in the narrative.
For each event an expert / storyteller is invited to the narrative space of the yurt, with a focus on storytelling.
In the vicinity of the yurt, the transmission of the sound field is also relevant, since the sound and listening create the possibility of making connections between
human and non-human actors in the environment comprehensible.
Sunday, 29 August 2021
12 – 14 pm
Heretic Gazing: a walk (in German)
walk through the land at the Toten Mann, herb collection and conversation with Renate Ganser, Vienna,
about resilient knowledge, about herbs and the self-healing powers of the land.
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16 – 18 pm
PHYTOGRAPHIE or Plants as Screens”, conversation (in English)
with the Egyptian artist Omnia Sabry
Sabry talks about her experimental photography project in which she uses plant leaves and flowers as photographic carriers. Ephemeral, fragile images emerge that re-explore the connection between nature and its representation. A selection of reproductions of the phytographs will be on display in the yurt between the events.
This project’s participation in Learning to Speak with Earth was made possible through Wijhat program from Culture Resource.
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Sunday, 5 September 2021
15 – 16.30 pm
The indigenization of anthropology conversation (in English)
with the French anthropologist Barbara Glowczewsk
about the land struggles of the Aboriginal Australians, their artistic and legal strategies and how their cosmology has changed the scientific subject-object order.
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17 – 19 pm
MATRI LINEAR B – AUFTAUCHENDE ERDE Screening
Screening in English with Undertitle in German, conversation in German
about the audio-visual research Matri Linear B in Lower Austria, Alberndorf, Untermarkersdorf and Hadres and about the research trip to the Northern Territories in Australia by Angela Melitopoulos
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