Leseproben zu Peter Weiss / The Trotsky Rehearsals
Artistic research on aesthetics of political speech in East and West Germany in connection with the play Trotsky in Exile by Peter Weiss
Artistic research on aesthetics of political speech in East and West Germany in connection with the play Trotsky in Exile by the Swedish-German author Peter Weiss (1916 – 1982). The rarely performed and today almost forgotten play led to literary-political disputes in both parts of Germany already during the rehearsals before the actual premiere in January 1970. Between 2012 and 2019, Lengerer staged written and audio recordings from various archives in public performative readings as fragments of the play’s controversial reception during the Cold War.
In his artistic practice, Achim Lengerer deals with the political effects and functions of language and text. In addition to cinematic soundtracks, installations and publications, his forms of expression include performative lectures and events.
Lengerer founded various collaborative projects, including the freitagsküche in Frankfurt on the Main. Since 2009, Lengerer has run the mobile exhibition space and publishing house Scriptings.
2017 Participation in documenta 14 with the 21-hour radio work different time, different place, different pitch (with Dani Gal) produced by Savvy Funk and Deutschlandfunk. PhD at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK.
Editor and Text: Achim Lengerer
Design: Julie Högner, Archive Appendix
Design e-book: Janine Sack, Camila Coutinho
German / English
Approx. 200 pages, approx. 60 illustrations, 4 audio files
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