Winterreise in the 21st century - video installation by Caroline Schenk.
"Schubert? Who is that again?" If one wants to perform Schubert in the concert hall today, the young people are missing. Yet he composed not only for times past: Even today, his music triggers images and stories in souls and minds at the right time, interwoven with very personal life experiences and life stories.
The music and art project PlaySchubert reinterprets Winterreise and makes it accessible to a young audience. On the one hand, Valentin Baumgartner of the band Extrafish creates a trippy and dubby song cycle; drugged up in the frenzy of work, consumption and big-city hustle and bustle, a delusion of control over the emotions of the modern-day wanderer emerges. On the other hand, the video and performance artist Caroline Schenk creates an installation with twelve monitors, in which she - alien to the world and alien to her own life - traces the Wanderer of Winterreise. The multi-channel installation is an attempt to question the absurdities of life - tragic joy and winking as a means against despair and resignation.
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