With his interactive game show, eSeL (Lorenz Seidler) lures you to the unsound shoals of the contemporary art world. The choice is yours! Do you want to ascend to the Olympian top of the art market or enter the burned-out underground of the hip artistic research avant-garde? The wonderful world of art beckons, full of promises—and discursive double edges.
Commissioned and produced by steirischer herbst ’22
In cooperation with Forum Stadtpark
Especially in the prewar period of the 1930s, cabaret was popular in Austria, which is no wonder considering that this versatile term refers to the spoken, sung, played, even danced criticism of current social and political phenomena. But even after the war and later, until the 1980s, cabaret commented on a society marked by discontent, unemployment, and scarcity. In Graz, for example, the popular group Der Würfel made a name for itself with its particularly biting evenings in Forum Stadtpark, among other venues. With the herbstkabarett we continue this tradition in new forms, hard-hitting and contemporary.
Curated by Mirela Baciak (steirischer herbst) and Miriam Schmid (Forum Stadtpark)