Thomas Geiger
BUST TALK MIT LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Performance
Location: Beethovenplatz
Language: German
Admission free
Date
04. Sep
Friday
Time: 6pm
 
© Thomas Geiger
© Elodie Grethen
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    The video installation No Man II is on unrestricted public display in the Kärtnertorpassage at Karlsplatz. For all other events with free admission and other additional events we have planned, e.g. introductions or artists’ talks, we will inform you here of all the details and safety measures as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe!

Right on cue to coincide with the Beethoven anniversary year, Thomas Geiger is engaging in a dialogue with the composer, who was born 250 years ago. Yes, but how? Well, by paying a visit to the great exponent of the First Viennese School of classical music on Beethovenplatz. In Geiger’s multidisciplinary works, public spaces confront private premises, giving rise to surprising situations. In his Bust Talks performance series, Geiger sees busts and masks as potential interlocutors whose experiences and views can have a new impact on our contemporary lives. But will the bronze statue – for all of Beethoven’s deafness – respond to the investigative questions? Sensitively yet forcefully, Geiger strikes up a conversation with the past. Here a personality no longer able to speak for himself re-awakens as a fresh new effigy. What was it like back then? What’s it like today? And what will it be like tomorrow? Beethoven and Geiger, both Viennese by choice, celebrate an artist’s talk of a special kind as Geiger sounds out the birthday boy …

  • Artistic Team

    By and with Thomas Geiger

  • Production

    A Comission by Wiener Festwochen

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