Ein virtuelles Tagebuch

Internet project



They are diarists and writers-in-residence, minute-takers and observers. They note, sketch and photograph. 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 impersonal medium.

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

Again this year, five authors and artists have been keeping a Net diary for steirischer herbst: Canadian author and theatre-maker Jacob Wren, Belgian performer Eric Joris, whose project “Terra Nova” will be shown at the festival and who looks back to his roots as a comic strip designer for Marginal Notes, the two visual artists Sasha Pirker and Christian Ruschitzka and Austrian author Gerhild Steinbuch, whose play “Most beautiful is what is already gone” will be premièring at this year’s steirischer herbst.

They began their notes in May, have been constantly adding new notes and will be 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: Eric Joris
Autorin / Autor, Text: Sasha Pirker
Autorin / Autor, Text: Gerhild Steinbuch
Autorin / Autor, Text: Jacob Wren