herbst Academy offers three international workshops for artists, theorists and students to reflect on this year's steirischer herbst leitmotif and on the art works on show at the festival. This year the workshops, which form the theoretical backbone, a kind of framework for the festival, are held by the artists Michael Esposito & Carl Michael von Hausswolff, the Israeli performance group Public Movement and the Dutch theatre makers Lotte van den Berg & Guido Kleene.

Workshop 1 (25/09 - 30/09)
Death as an aesthetical tool
History, techniques and treatments of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP)
By Michael Esposito (USA) & Carl Michael von Hausswolff (S)
With Heidi Harman (USA)

Workshop 2 (03/10 - 08/10)
The State Artist
Aesthetics of politics
By Public Movement (IL)
With Oliver Marchart (A), Joanna Warsza (PL) & Artur Żmijewski (PL)

Workshop 3 (09/10 - 14/10)
Translating the Unknown
By Lotte van den Berg (NL) & Guido Kleene (NL)
With Achille Mbembe (CM)

The workshops are limited to approx. 15 persons and the organisers will select the participants. The contribution towards expenses is for each workshop € 120. For each workshop there are 5 grants, which can be applied for. Registrants may participate in more than one of the events. The spoken language will be English (more information in the application form).

Deadline for applications is 31/07/2011.
»Download application form

Information for all workshops:

Markus Boxler
p +43 664 24 500 89
f +43 316 823 007 77

herbst Academy