Internet project



They are diarists and writers-in-residence, minute-takers and observers. They note, sketch, 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 sober 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.

This year again, four authors and artists will be keeping a Net diary for steirischer herbst: British author Stewart Home, Swiss director Boris Nikitin, whose play “Don‘t be Yourself!” is billing at this year’s festival, Graz-born writer Cordula Simon, who now lives in Odessa, and Dutch performer Robert Steijn, whose “the forest project”, co-produced with Frans Poelstra, is also premièring at steirischer herbst.

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

Autorin / Autor, Text: Stewart Home
Autorin / Autor, Text: Boris Nikitin
Autorin / Autor, Text: Cordula Simon
Autorin / Autor, Text: Robert Steijn