G.A.S-station presents a journey through the novel of Elisa Asenbaum
30.3.2017 - 7.30 p.m.
Elisa Asenbaum (author and set conception) | Wolfgang Grossmann (actor) | Ina Krauß (speaker) | Christiane Spatt (object and set) | Thomas Maximilian Stuck (sound and conception)
For the first time the book will be presented in Berlin. The actor Wolfgang Grossmann will read excerpts from comical fiction, who captures readers with surprising turns, breaks in style and stupefying links between different contents and storylines.
At the beginning of the story, the reader is persuaded by the story’s simplicity – the description of the everyday life of a young woman who does her job as a parking control officer, and at night dreams “woolly” stuff. Just like Augustina herself, who perceives her dreams incidentally, not even consciously, and believes this unconscious refuge to be abstruse and unimportant, the reader is deceived. However, in the book’s second part the disregarded sphere of activity turns out to be the arena/stage of controversial philosophical views and observations relevant to society. Thus, wrapped in pictorial language several occidental patterns of thought are questioned, and in the course of the fantastic story begin to mutate in amazing ways.
AUGUSTINAselbst. A Novel wirth contextual traces in the internet, published by Passagen Verlag.