Tino Sehgal and Hito Steyerl – steirischer herbst ’21, Graz and Styria
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steirischer herbst ’21 visitor and press center, Murgasse 6. Photo © Dietmar Reinbacher
steirischer herbst ’21 – The Way Out
with Tino Sehgal and Hito Steyerl
Various locations, Graz and Styria
September 9 – October 10, 2021
www.steirischerherbst.at


Esther Schipper is pleased to announce the participation of Tino Sehgal and Hito Steyerl in the festival steirischer herbst ’21 – The Way Out.
 
Photo © Stadt Graz / Fischer
Tino Sehgal
Situation
Augartenbucht Augartenallee
8010 Graz
September 9 and 12, sunrise till sunset
and
Stadtpark
8010 Graz
September 10 and 11, sunrise till sunset
Information
 
Portrait, left © Trevor Paglen
Portrait, right © Joachim Gern
Hito Steyerl and Mark Waschke
I Play Therefore I Am! A Digital Peasant Revolt (2021)
Stage performance
Orpheum
Orpheumgasse 8
8020 Graz
September 18, 7 pm
September 19, 7 pm, followed by an artist talk.
Tickets and information

Wearing knight’s armor and playing computer games, Hito Steyerl and Tatort actor Mark Waschke trace and explore feudal conditions in the theater and in the digital world.

In a mix of live performance, documentary fiction, and computer game footage, Steyerl and Waschke reflect on today’s theatrical and digital culture and playfully tell the story of how humans transform into “bots” and back again—both today and in early modern times. Tracing today's “bots” back to the “robot” labor duties of Austrian peasants, Steyerl delves into her own family history—which may or may not have been intertwined with the peasant uprisings of the time.

The unusual content of the piece is delivered in an unusual form. In the spirit of audience empowerment, it is presented not only as an on-site performance in an auditorium, but also as a live, unedited multi-angle stream that viewers can mix interactively in a specially developed, easy-to-use online player.
 
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