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 grapple with 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 an online diary for steirischer herbst: The young Berlin dramatist, author and director Jörg Albrecht, Stefan Kaegi – part of the internationally acclaimed director trio Rimini Protokoll, whose documentary play “Radio Muezzin” was co-produced by this year’s herbst, the Romanian illustrator and captious chronicler of everyday life Dan Perjovschi, and the Graz-born author Angelika Reitzer.

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

Autorin / Autor, Text: Jörg Albrecht
Autorin / Autor, Text: Stefan Kaegi
Autorin / Autor, Text: Dan Perjovschi
Autorin / Autor, Text: Angelika Reitzer