Here, as summer begins and the 2020 Wiener Festwochen draw to a close, we’ll be mixing up the Festival’s formats and summoning up different experiences of space and time on this small green swath along the New Danube river. Last Time, This Time, Next Time will transform a patch of urban wilderness into a dense heterotopia that echoes and extends the Wiener Festwochen’s artistic programme. We’ll walk, talk, and listen; we’ll sit and watch; and at the end of it all, we’ll dance at the closing party for this year’s Festival. The day will begin at 1pm and last through to the (early) morning hours, with a programme comprised of talks, panel discussions, performances, concerts, and workshops. Extending beyond the normal time frame usually associated with watching, listening and learning. And as we come together to create new conditions for sharing ideas, art, and social encounters, Nature’s own time processes will be at the very heart of our reflections. Let’s imagine the future. Last Time was the last time. This time we’re getting it right. And next time will be fabulous.
A discursive, musical, performative programme co-curated by Julia Grillmayr