Kakania

March 31st 2016: Austrian Cultural Forum, London.

The Event: 7pm – Free Entry  www.theenemiesproject.com/kakania2016
The Symposium: 2pm – Free Entry  www.theenemiesproject.com/kakaniasymposium
both take place at 28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ  www.acflondon.org

The Kakania project returns to the Austrian Cultural Forum for a night of brand new performances, each from a contemporary artist or writer responding to a figure of Habsburg Era Vienna. The great, groundbreaking personas of 100 years past are made new, without nostalgia, but with faithful invention and intensity. Visit www.kakania.co.uk for more information on the project.

Featuring Harry Man on Erwin Schrodinger  ~ Daniela Cascella on Hugo von Hofmannstahl ~ Steve Beresford on Arnold Schoenberg ~ Thomas Havlik on Walter Serner ~ SJ Fowler on Robert Musil ~ Declan Ryan on Egon Schiele


The Kakania Symposium

March 31st at ACF London: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm in 3 sessions 
Preceding the evening’s performances there will be a symposium on Habsburg Vienna, through the kaleidoscope of Kakania’s inventive approach, led and curated by Dr.Diane Silverthorne, a leading voice in Habsburg Viennese studies. The Symposium will feature informal and academic talks about the era, interspersed with poetry and text art readings from poets and writers involved in the first year of the Kakania project, who will also give context to their process. The Symposium will also see a screening of the acclaimed film Altenberg: The Little Pocket Mirror. The schedule is thus:

2pm: A talk by Dr. Diane Silverthorne on expressionist  landscapes in music and art and a talk by Dr. Leslie Topp, on madness, architecture and Vienna.

3pm: A talk by Jamie Ruers on Cabaret Fledermaus followed by readings and discussions by Eley Williams on Broncia Koller-Pinel,  Vicky Sparrow on Margarethe Wittgenstein, Stephen Emmerson on his multi-part performance art response on Rainer Maria Rilke, Marcus Slease on Max Kurzweil and a screening of Joshua Alexander’s experimental film on Paul Wittgenstein, commissioned for Kakania

4pm: A screening of ALTENBERG: The Little Pocket Mirror  A documentary by David Bickerstaff and Gemma Blackshaw  | 54 min

Available on the day will be the two publications emerging from Kakania – The Kakania Anthology and Oberwilding: on the life of Oskar Kokoschka by SJ Fowler & Colin Herd.

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