2009 Basement Theater
Concept and Project Direction
Liesa Baumgartner, Verena Eidenberger, Agnes Kern, Burkhard Körner, Isabel Rösner, Korbinian Schmidt, Katharina Spiß
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)
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.