03.07.20—10.07.20 — 09:00—09:00
Location: ARGOS website

ARGOS TV16: Ira Goryainova

Ira Goryainova, Die Ruinen von Europa (2016) © the artist(s)

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Ira Goryainova, Die Ruinen von Europa (2016)

“I was Hamlet. I stood on the coast and spoke with the surf BLABLA. At my back, the ruins of Europe. The bells sounded in the state funeral, murderer and widow a pair, the town councillors in goose-step behind the coffin of the High Cadaver, wailing in badly-paid grief: Who is the corpse in the meat-wagon’s sty?”

The Ruins of Europe follows a young Parisienne, a modern-day Ophelia/Elektra as portrayed in Heiner Müller's apocalyptic play Die Hamletmaschine (1977). Her trajectory forms a path through an unsettingly dark and thought-provoking voyage about a Europe in crisis.