Basement Theater

Concept and Project Direction

Helmi Vent


Liesa Baumgartner, Verena Eidenberger, Agnes Kern, Burkhard Körner, Isabel Rösner, Korbinian Schmidt, Katharina Spiß

Project Location

Kellerräume im 2. Untergeschoss des Hauptgebäudes der Universität Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria)

Premiere of the Film Documentary

07 August 2009 in Kumasi (Ghana) in the context of the KUMASI SYMPOSIUM:
"Tapping Local Ressources for sustainable Education through Art".
Department of General Art Studies, College of Arts and Social Sciences
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi (Ghana)



"Ane27" – Verena Eidenberger, Korbinian Schmidt, Katharina Spiß

A series of explorations in basement spaces, March – July 2009
LIA – Lab Inter Arts, University Mozarteum Salzburg

About the Project

Stage 1: Washroom
Washroom (partly an exposed old basement vault, partly a newly installed washroom):
What is one raw for one person is cooked for another (greetings from Claude Lévi-Strauss).
Rough and smooth, dirty and clean become mirrors of forms of life. The “useless” wall ties in an exposed, unfinished basement wall ultimately pose questions between dust and white tiles ...
(Film Wall Ties)

Stage 2: Basement walls
Over there and over here, two places of action, of creation, of giving birth. The basement wall becomes a membrane.
(Film Ane27)



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