Creating an unpredictable space always entails a decision. A decision on behalf of the precarious. The unpredictable space is therefore the space of the future. It is where unexpected events and unplanned encounters take place. It enables a personal emancipation in favour of ‘undivided authorship’. In the future, the unpredictable space will allow the principles of ‘presence and production’ to flourish; it will be the space that helps the principle of ‘non-programming’ to make a breakthrough.
To coincide with the questions about the future that the Wiener Festwochen have chosen to address, the festival has invited four personalities to give inspiring keynote presentations. Drawing on outstanding artistic, curatorial and academic practices, the lectures held on four consecutive evenings are certain to unleash the imagination.
As part of the Predictably Unpredictable lab, which reflects on the festival of the future, the issues raised will be explored further the following day. The keynotes are part of MITTEN am Abend, a four-day series that combines lectures, performances and music into a highly diverse programme.