Kepler's Garden

DIRTY LIVES BETTER

Barbara Ungepflegt (AT), Elsbeth Wallnöfer (IT)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:15 am - 10:25 am
Sat Sep 12, 2020, 2:15 pm - 2:25 pm
Sat Sep 12, 2020, 6:15 pm - 6:25 pm
All times are given in Central European Summer Time (CEST / UTC +2).
Kepler's Garden am Campus der JKU, Kepler Hall
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also on Ars Electronica New World Channel

Speech of the Ministry for Homelandtrash and International Affairs followed by press conference

Since December 2017, Barbara Ungepflegt has been Minister for Homelandtrash and International Affairs. She takes care of dirt, waste and best relations between foreigners, animals and dumplings. Pollution is necessary and inevitable if the rampant cleanliness mania in Europe is to be stopped. First steps have been taken. Barbara Ungepflegt makes sure there is more dirt and filth, declaring war against everything clean. This is the only way for people to grasp the DIRTY LIVES BETTER program that the minister and her team are striving for. DIRTY LIVES BETTER is a major package of measures that Minister Barbara Ungepflegt and Elsbeth Wallnöfer, chairwoman in the home country, have put together to lead civilized society into a bright dirty future. The Minister will present the DIRTY LIVES BETTER program at the 2020 Ars Electronica Festival.

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Project Credits / Acknowledgements

Barbara Ungepflegt, Elsbeth Wallnöfer

 

Biography

Barbara Ungepflegt is a performance and installation artist, head of the program for applied dramaturgy at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, PhD Researcher at the University of Art Linz since 2018, editor of the art magazine IMMERHIN / AFTER ALL, winner of the Dissident Goddesses Temple Prize (2019) and Fellow during the winter term 2020 at IFK -International Research Center for Cultural Studies.

Elsbeth Wallnöfer was born in Italy in a village in the mountains. She became Austrian’s first chairman of “Frau in der Heimat” – woman in the home country. She speaks German fluently. She studied Philosophy & Germanische Volkskunde (Germanic Peoplescience)/anthropology. She is writing books and often provides commentaries for the daily “Der Standard.” She teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.