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#WB: quoting Walter Benjamin:
Paris, die Hauptstadt des XIX. Jahrhunderts

a print compilation reflecting the contemporary relevance of Walter Benjamin and an interactive analog-digital performance

concept:
alexandra reill
production:

kanonmedia

vienna 2009 - 2010 / 2011 / 2012


The structure of facebook as a social networking tool and magazine with decentralized notes, essays and media publications, in a mixture of private and public statements coming from all kinds of content fields, enhances the concept of short daily updating and interactive communication.

Walter Benjamins essay Paris, die Hauptstadt des XIX. Jahrhunderts relates to interdependencies of media technologies coming up in XIX. century and having an influence of society and the arts in early XX. century. The essay is pioneering and many approaches of rethinking structures of society still seem to apply to the information age in its current states.

The concept of daily short quotes on the theme, afresh introducing the approaches of one of the most pioneering philosophers of the early XX. century on a social networking platform like facebook with its millions of members might be a socially effective contemporary approach to give new appreciation to the ouevre of Walter Benjamin in all its contemporary relevance. 

The daily short notice creates different attention and ways of perception than reading a book. it will be interesting to experience actions and reactions on Walter Benjamin's ideas and reflections today, in such an interactive framework as an online web 2.0 platform. #WB: quoting Walter Benjamin: Paris, die Hauptstadt des XIX. Jahrhunderts is a communication project applying a social networking tool to interactively discuss developments of European society in the early XXI. century while experimenting with new forms of perception.

 

 

#WB: quoting Walter Benjamin:
Paris, die Hauptstadt des XIX. Jahrhunderts

Presentations 2013
in form of a media presentation

When:
July 29, 2013, 6 PM

Where:
SERDE, Aizpute, Latvia

When:
June 7, 2013, 7 PM

Where:
Booksa, Martieva 14d, Zagreb

in the framework of
upgrade!zagreb

Presentation 2012 of:
#WB: quoting Walter Benjamin,
Paris, die Hauptstadt des XIX. Jahrhunderts

in form of the performance

papierverbrennung
burning paper

In the framework of innovationspreistage.12 Alexandra Reill reads out of the publication #WB: quoting Walter Benjamin in form of a communicative performance inviting the audience to burn art.

When:
October 19 - 21, 2012, 6:00 PM, open end

Where:
mo.e
A 1170 Vienna, 4, Thelemangasse

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Presentation 2011 of:
#WB: quoting Walter Benjamin,
Paris, die Hauptstadt des XIX. Jahrhunderts

When:
October 4, 5 and 6, 2011, 8 PM

Where:
Jewish Theater of Austria
A 1070 Vienna, 6, Kandlgasse

 

Together, the designed analogue-digital reading is created by people reading from the book #WB: quoting Walter Benjamin, compiled by Alexandra Reill as editor and dedicated to one of the most important thinkers of the XX. Century. People raise their voice as well as media stations, and there is an interplay between media and human voices. In a mixture of reading, discussion and interactive performance correlations between relevant factors and opportunities for development of democracy in the context of the information age, globalization, Capitalism and Marxism are reflected together - on the basis of the work of Walter Benjamin. Wo/man learns options and limits of self-determination, options and limits of scopes of action. Technology serves wo/man, and only a framework, only a context is given, in which each of the three evenings is designed differently. Just by the people being there the experience at the moment is created - that realization that Walter Benjamin described as the Angelus Novus: the space where past and future coincide and where not ideas shape presence but where presence emerges.

Opening Words
Ursula Berner / Thomas Blimlinger
Municipality 1070 Vienna
Warren Rosenzweig
Jewish Theater of Austria

Introduction
Alexandra Reill, editor

Analog-active Moderators
Kazuko Kurosaki, performer
Agnes Peschta, cultural worker
Alexandra Reill, conceptual artist / filmmaker
Joe Remick, journalist / speaker
Warren Rosenzweig, author / director / producer

Media-active Moderator
Peter Koger, visualist

Docu-active Moderators
Sascha Osaka, photographer
Lisa Sperber, photographer

Print Editing
Alexandra Reill (Ed.)

Video Editing
Peter Koger
Alexandra Reill
Charlotte Zott aka Sari

Concept/Interactive Setting
Alexandra Reill

Production Event
kanonmedia

Support
Our thxs go to all co-authors, team members and the support of the Autumn Festival Neubau and the Department of Culture of the City of Vienna / Section New Media.

eopictureNight10+5
Monday, January 31, 2011, 7 PM
werkzeugH, Schönbrunnerstraße 61, A 1050 Vienna

The presentation of the interactive performance took place in a documentary way. 10 documentary images showing moments out of the original interactive performance are shown for two seconds each while Alexandra Reill introduces the structure of this reality TV format.

the original presentation of the publication took place in form of an interactive analog-digital reading on October 7, 2010 in the Jewish Theater of Austria in Vienna:

The audience and the moderators controlled the selection of the readings out of the publication and in a mixture of reading, discussion, and media performance contributed their own thoughts, thus reflecting together interweaving relationships and opportunities for developing democracy in the context of the rapid developments in the context of information technologies, economic crises, globalization, Marxism, Capitalism and Corporate Social Responsibilities - always in an associative analysis of Walter Benjamin's reflections and a commemoration of his life and work.

Team 2010:

Opening Words/Introduction
Madeleine Reiser
Warren Rosenzweig
Alexandra Reill


Analog-active Moderators
Agnes Peschta
Alexandra Reill
Joe Remick
Warren Rosenzweig
Klaus Tauber

Media-active Moderators
Mustapha Alic
Starsky
Charlotte Zott aka Sari

Docu-active Moderators
Karin Gruber
Sascha Osaka
Lisa Sperber

Concept/Interactive Setting
Alexandra Reill

production
kanonmedia in cooperation with the Jewish Theater of Austria


 

Walter Benjamin, 1937
walter benjamin, paris 1937
photographer unknown, archive: dhm berlin
#WB: quoting Walter Benjamin
warren rosenzweig reading #WB: quoting Walter Benjamin, Paris, die Hauptstadt des XIX. Jahrhunderts during the interactive performance in the jewish theater of austria on October 7, 2010; sari projection; photographer: lisa sperber
#WB: quoting Walter Benjamin
guests reading #WB: quoting Walter Benjamin, Paris, die Hauptstadt des XIX. Jahrhunderts during the interactive performance in the jewish theater of austria on October 7, 2010; photographer: lisa sperber
#WB: quoting Walter Benjamin
starsky projection at the interactive performance of #WB: quoting Walter Benjamin, Paris, die Hauptstadt des XIX. Jahrhunderts in the jewish theater of austria on October 7, 2010; photographer: lisa sperber
#WB: quoting Walter Benjamin
#WB: quoting Walter Benjamin, Paris, die Hauptstadt des XIX. Jahrhunderts in the jewish theater of austria on October 7, 2010; photographer: lisa sperber

presentations / enactments at
--- serde latvia / aiz / lv / 13
--- upgrade!zagreb / hr/ 13
--- innovationspreistage.12 / moe / vie / a / 12
--- jewish theater of austria / vie / a / 11
--- eopictureNight10+5 / vie / a / 11
--- jewish theater of austria / vie / a / 10
--- facebook / int / 10
--- facebook / int / 09

featured by
--- kulturpunkt / zagreb / hr / 13
--- spectre / int / 13
--- art visuals & poetry / vie / a / 12
--- theaterkompass / de / 11
--- puls4 online / vie / a / 11
--- esel.kulturkalender / vie / a / 11
--- art visuals & poetry / vie / a / 11
--- vienna online / vie / a / 11
--- wien.at / vie / a / 11
--- wauwau / vie / a / 11
--- district festival 1070 vienna / vie / a / 11
--- tracktvlinks / int / 10
--- turbulence / int / 10
--- arte10 / espagna / 10
--- e-magazine du CIAC on twitter / int / 10
--- wajabu / int / 10
--- nettime / int / 10
--- edf geni / int / 10
--- the ngc6544 daily on twitter / int / 10
--- colourtraining / int / 10
--- allvoices / int / 10
--- my soup / int / 10
--- the christopher clay daily on twitter / int / 10
--- newsodrom / int / 10
--- walter beitz / int / 10
--- walter die / int / 10
--- walter nicht / int / 10
--- alexandra topic / int / 10
--- videolala / int / 10
--- puls4 / vie / a / 10
--- gat das steirische internetportal für architektur und lebensraum / a / 10
--- hauptstadt.at / vie / a / 10
--- esel.termine / vie / a / 10
--- esel.kulturkalender / vie / a / 10
--- events.at / vie / a / 10
--- moose / vie / a / 10
--- easyrss / de / 10
--- theaterkompass / de / 10
--- premiumpresse / de / 10
--- museumblogs / houston museum of natural history / us / 10
--- rhizome / nyc / us / 10
--- noema lab / ravenna / / 09

supported by
--- department of culture of the city of vienna / section new media / 11
--- district festival 1070 vienna / 11
--- district council 1070 vienna / 10
--- department of culture of the city of vienna / section science and research / 10
--- jewish theater of austria / 10

     
     
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