The Folk Memory Project
- 18.12.2021, 2.00 p.m.solidarity pricing system (you choose): € 5 / € 10 / € 20 / € 30
‘Reading Virus’ is a virtual performance by the Folk Memory Project, commissioned by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm for Visible Evidence XXVII.
Looking back at life since 2020, there is fear, distance, the absence of bodies, and the loss of a concrete reality. Individuals became scattered to anonymous spots on maps. Students, teachers, freelancers, shop assistants, social workers, farmers, retired civil servants… We are participants of the Folk Memory Project, witnesses of the time of the pandemic, as well as survivors from the ups and downs of recent human history.
We gathered online. Individual witnesses led to the reconstruction of a community. The reading by a group of people, with each hailing from a different village, flows into a chorus of voices that form a life-saving ark. The memories and experience of ordinary people weave into a collective account in response to this time.
More information on 2021.visibleevidence.org
Duration: 90 min.
From 25.11.2021 applies according to the current Coronavirus Protection Ordinance: This event will take place under 2G rules. A valid vaccinated or convalescent status must be presented for admission, including an official photo ID. Partial occupancy in the event room. Wearing a medical mask (FFP2 mask, makeshift surgical mask) is mandatory everywhere, including at the seating area.
Cast & Credits
Reading Virus is a follow-up to Reading Hunger and Reading Father, the third installment of the Reading theater series by Caochangdi Workstation/the Folk Memory Project.
Concept : WU Wenguang, ZHANG Mengqi
Rehearsal Execution:: ZHANG Mengqi
Creating & Performing:: ZHANG Mengqi, LUO Luo, SHAO Yuzhen, WU Wenguang, HU Tao, GAO Ang, YU Shuang, DAI Xu, ZHANG Dun, LIU Tong, LIU Xiaolei, LIU Xiaoqian, LI Tianyi, WEN Xinyu, ZHOU Tiantian, PAN Qiurong, WU Andi, WANG Sisi, ZHOU Lei, LI Xinyue