VISITATION 12      EISENHÜTTENSTADT / NAHE URAD      21-8-2013

FIRST MOVEMENT (Nitschke) -

Recitation of Poetry: 

Paul Celan at Trägers Preisbombe and Ingeborg Bachmann at an Asian Market

SECOND MOVEMENT (Nitschke) -

Recitation of Poetry: 

Rainer Maria Rilke, 1. Duineser Elegie with four cubes and washing two birches

THIRD MOVEMENT (Zakharov, Nitschke) - 

Burying the second Cuckoo Clock

 

FIRST MOVEMENT (Nitschke) -

Recitation of Poetry: 

Paul Celan at Trägers Preisbombe and Ingeborg Bachmann at an Asian Market

 

At a supermarket for cheap articles at a building designed and erected in the socialist past of Eisenhüttenstadt Nitschke asks Zakharov to choose several goods Nitschke will buy subsequently. Nitschke asks him as well to give the objects one after the other to his right hand which is placed in a box prepared for this purpose, the box taking up the rectangular position of the arm. The box can be opened at one side to allow to stick the arm into it. A torch light is mounted to the top of the box shining upwards through a thin round plastic disc. The transparent disc is imprinted with a circle of portraits of different german poets, among them Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan. Nitschke takes the object into his hand and holds it the way that the shine of the torch projects the portrait of Paul Celan onto the object. Nitschke recites, directed to the object, a poem of the depicted poet. At the first market Nitschke recites two poems, then Nitschke and Zakharov have to leave the market, they continue the movement in front of the building. At an asian market for cheap clothing and presents Nitschke recites four poems of Ingeborg Bachmann.

FIRST MOVEMENT I (Nitschke)

FIRST MOVEMENT I (Nitschke)

Recitation of Poetry: Paul Celan at Trägers Preisbombe

Paul Celan at Trägers Preisbombe

FIRST MOVEMENT I (Nitschke)

FIRST MOVEMENT I (Nitschke)

First Poetry object

FIRST MOVEMENT II (Nitschke)

FIRST MOVEMENT II (Nitschke)

Recitation of Poetry: Ingeborg Bachmann at an Asian Market

FIRST MOVEMENT II (Nitschke)

FIRST MOVEMENT II (Nitschke)

Second Poetry object

Ingeborg Bachmann at an Asian Market

SECOND MOVEMENT (Nitschke) - Recitation of Poetry: 

Rainer Maria Rilke, 1. Duineser Elegie with four cubes and washing two birches

 

At the polish side of the Dead Zone, within the sphere of the non-verbal, Nitschke arranges four big cubes to a square figure, at a site located close to the roadbed of an abandoned rail track and within a gap in the line of trees next to the track. The cubes are painted white and sprayed sporadicly with yellow neon spray paint. The spaces between the cubes allow to move among them. Ech of the cubes shows a semioval opening on one side reminding an oversized mousehole. Nitschke lays a bundle of twigs on one of the cubes, leaning a scrubber to another and placing the bottle of a red dish liquid onto a third. Within this environment Nitschke recites the first of the Duinese Elegies by Rainer Maria Rilke. Zakharov does not speak or understand german and cannot follow to the recitation. Nitschke structures the speech, which lasts about fifteen minutes, by changing several times the position of the objects on the cubes. Two times he leaves the site defined by the cubes, takes scrubber and a bucket full of water, some dishliquid added to it, to scrub a part of the bark of two big birches flanking the dry area.

THIRD MOVEMENT (Zakharov, Nitschke) -

Burying the second Cuckoo-Clock

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