Eleonora Herder Szenische Künste

Eleonora Herder
THE LIBRARY
Asyl des müden Europäers
Wiesbaden Biennale 2016

»When ten people learn a poem by heart, there is no KGB, CIA or Gestapo that can do anything about it. The poem will survive.«
George Steiner

 

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Leave the market square behind you. Walk through the huge wrought-iron gate. Cross the courtyard. Open the little door of the red-brick warehouse. Go up the creaky wooden stairs. Open the door to the loft. Wait … —

Two empty rooms, eight performers. Stored in their minds: literary fragments, books and documents. Knowledge they want to share with you, give you to read and pass on to you. Word for word, sentence by sentence. A growing hoard of stored knowledge, safe from wiretaps, traceless. Passed on from one person to another. — In the city of data, where the NSA, the German Credit Check Agency, the German Office of Criminal Investigation and the German Office of Statistics are all located, Tiago Rodrigues creates a secret library of poetic resistance.

Library is a production of Wiesbaden Biennale in coproduction with Teatro Nacional D. Maria II.

 

Director: Tiago Rodrigues

Dramaturg: Magda Bizarro

Stage Design: Thomas Walgrave

Performers:

Eleonora Herder, Arthur Romanowski, Fabricio Belzoff, Christoph Weickenmeier, Elena Backhausen, Katharina Goebel, Thomas Bittel

Production: Rita Mendes