Ein virtuelles Tagebuch

Internet project



They are diarists and writers-in-residence, minute-takers and observers. They note, sketch, photograph and draw. They formulate passing thoughts – topical today and stale tomorrow. They observe themselves and others, negotiate public and private affairs. They record and invent, think up stories and reflect on reality. They are always subjective. They work with familiar means and come up against the conditions of the new medium.

The result, by degrees, is a multidimensional, virtual diary, a notebook or sketchbook, a demo tape. A map, a virtual card index. Casual jottings, left-overs. Sequels, new beginnings. The remains of the day.

This year again, four authors and artists will be keeping a an online diary for steirischer herbst: Playwright Lukas Bärfuss from Zurich (whose text “Biffy and Wutz” is being premièred as one of the short plays at this year’s steirischer herbst), Austrian film-maker Marie Kreutzer (her current film ”Punsch No?l” was recently screened at the Diagonale), Thomas Kussin and Annette Sonnewend (who see their fields of activity un-dogmatically in film, literature, photography, acting, illustration and book-printing), and Ivana Sajko from Zagreb, one of the most important literary voices from South-East Europe, whose play “Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose” is also premièring at this year’s festival.

They began their notes on May 19, constantly adding new notes and condensing them during the festival, when all five will be in Graz for one week each – thus creating a parallel pre-history and literary continuation of steirischer herbst.

Autorin / Autor, Text: Lukas Bärfuss
Autorin / Autor, Text: Marie Kreutzer
Autorin / Autor, Text: Thomas Kussin
Autorin / Autor, Text: Annette Sonnewend
Autorin / Autor, Text: Ivana Sajko