DIE LUST AM TEXT
A Discursive Ménage-à-trois
Three discursive elements that intertwine and lead into an audience discussion.
Admitted, in the Act of Performance I am You
Lilo Nein’s thoughts on the relationship between text and performance serve as the starting point for the contribution to the lecture series. She has produced a score for this which addresses the space between reading and understanding. This non-verifiable space takes place here by means of text, body and voice. The “Pleasure of the Text” is conceived of as a desire to understand.
The artist Lilo Nein invited the choreographer and performer Lisa Hinterreithner and the philosopher Peter Zeillinger to realise the score. The joint contribution proceeds from the thesis that the text always desires to be staged, embodied and performed, and that performances are accompanied by the constant desire to be held, embraced and caressed by texts.
This is expressed poetically in Lilo Nein’s artistic texts. In a lecture, Peter Zeillinger illustrates this thesis from a philosophical and art-history perspective. Lisa Hinterreithner explores it choreographically. The three positions, which are mutually interrelated and reliant on one another, enter into a temporary relationship with the audience.
Lilo Nein: Degree in fine art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and Hamburg. Lilo Nein works with and through performance in relation to other media such as text, sculpture, video, exhibitions and artistic publications: Translate Yourself! A Performance Reader for Staging (2009), The Present Author. Who Speaks in Performance? (2011), If Analyses Could Be Poems … Works Between Text and Performance (2013). Start- (2010) and a state scholarship in fine art from the Austrian Federal Chancellery (2013). Kunstraum Niederösterreich Performance Prize (2012). Visiting lecturer at the Institute for Art and Cultural Studies, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and master’s course for artistic research at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
Lisa Hinterreithner: In her works the choreographer and performer Lisa Hinterreithner addresses the body, text, image and objects. Her performances and installations take place on stage, in galleries, in the woods and on paper. Her recent works include zählen automatisch – idiotisch – als ob – genau [counting automatically – idiotically – as if – exactly] with Julius Deutschbauer (Sommerszene 2014), The Call of Things/Things/Mezzanin with Jack Hauser (i.a. Galerie 5020 and the Impulstanz Festival 2015) and A scripted situation (i.a. Tanzquartier Wien) with Martina Ruhsam. In 2014 Lisa Hinterreithner was teaching performance at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Since 2013 she has been teaching creative research at the SEAD dance academy and since 2014 at the University of Vienna. She organised the Tanzbuero research platform for choreography and performance. In 2013/14 she graduated with a master’s (MRes) in performance and creative research at Roehampton University, London.
Peter Zeillinger: The philosopher and theologian Peter Zeillinger studied in Vienna. He works in theological adult education and gives lectures at the Institute for Philosophy as part of his research focus on contemporary philosophy, so-called post-modernism and deconstructionism (Derrida, Badiou, Levinas, Foucault etc.). At present he is working on a book project on the relationship between writing, text and voice and their significance for the development of occidental cultural and intellectual history. His presentation draws on his lecture series “Between Written and Spoken Language: Reflections on Occidental Thought with Agamben, Derrida und Foucault” (winter term 2014/15). Publications: Nachträgliches Denken (2002), Nach Derrida: Dekonstruktion in zeitgenössischen Diskursen (ed. with D. Portune, 2006), “Leerstellen, die gelesen werden müssen”, in M. Schmidt (ed.), Rücksendungen zu Derridas “Die Postkarte” (2015).