Julian Angerer, Arno Dejaco, Anna Heiss, Clara Mayr, Nora Pider: Unterwassertage, 2019
Unterwassertage is an ascent from- and descent into- the fountain of Franz Kehrer in the courtyard of the Hofburg, the Bishop’s Palace of Bressanone. Between heaven and earth, two people "dangle on a string" and talk about the last things. What is still to be done? What has remained unfinished? How was it? How is it going to be? Between top and down, but without the possibility of moving back to the bottom, up over the roof or to each other, maybe into each other, they are stuck in an eternal dialogue loop. In the hopeless hanging around, the two neurotic wire racks become two archetypal representatives of a modern Western man: they drift along in the eternal "now what?".
The abysmal comic dialogues of Arno Dejaco are put into the mouth of two iced performers. The atmospheric installation is embedded in a soundscape by Julian Angerer.