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I am sending a quick Vienna Project update to remind you about upcoming sprays for our November Pogromnacht calendar. I will send a longer newsletter when I am back in the states. There is so much good news to share!
In the meantime, please mark your calendars with the dates below, and enjoy the incredible press coverage that The Vienna Project has attracted thus far, including a highly coveted "Kopf des Tages" / Head of the Day spot in der Standard! Soon we will post a multi-media album of opening events at the Odeon Theater followed by video installations along "Parcours des Erinnerns." Suffice it to say that the Odeon Theater was overflowing with people and memory. The mood was jubilant, attentive, and respectful. Every moment unfolded on cue, with splendid elegance and focus.
In a room and an evening filled with meaningful and imaginative encounters with memory expressed through the remarkable music, poetry, performance and video projections of our performing artists, the night also reflected the talent and vision of The Vienna Project team. Standing together in solidarity before a diverse audience, this night seeded a new message about these times. We modeled what is possible, how to come together while bringing different perspectives to bear on a history that continues to matter.
We start our Sidewalk Installation program this week supported by our Smartphone app. If you are currently in town, please join us for upcoming sprays with speakers listed below, and check the website for additional programming. Also, mark your calendars to join us in May, when we conclude The Vienna Project!
6. November 14:00, Hamakom-Theater im Nestroyhof, 1020, with poet: Robert Schindel
7. November 14:00, Palais Ephrussi, Palais Ephrussi, at UniversitÃ¤tsring 14, 1010, with speakerwith speaker about theft and restitution in the Holocaust-era (TBC), and a reading from the "Hare with the Amber Eyes"
8. November at 14:00, Palais Rothschild at Prinz- Eugen-StraÃŸe 20-22, 1040, with writer: Doron Rabinovic
9. November at 19:00-22:00, Video projection on building at GredlerstraÃŸe/Lilienbrunngasse, 1020, Wien with artist: Stefan Artzmann
Prof. Dr. Karen Frostig, President and Artistic Director
Sydney Ogidan, Executive Producer
Kabren Levinson, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. JÃ©rÃ´me Segal, Historian for 38 sites
Univ.-Ass. MMag.Art Elisabeth Wildling, Memory Projection Artist
Dr. Georg Traska, Master of Ceremonies and Oral Historian
Dr. Ildiko Meny, Curator for Performance
Univ.-Lekt.Mag.Art Nikolaus Gansterer, Memory Map Artist
Univ.-Lekt.Mag.Art Waltraud Jungwirth, Stencil Designer
Johanna Taufner, Social Media Manager
Marliese Mendal, Project blogger