Klaus Spiess (AT), Ulla Rauter (AT), Emanuel Gollob (AT), Rotraud Kern (AT)

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Wed Sep 7, 2022, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Thu Sep 8, 2022, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Fri Sep 9, 2022, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Fri Sep 9, 2022, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sat Sep 10, 2022, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Sat Sep 10, 2022, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Sun Sep 11, 2022, 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
All times are given in Central European Time (CET / UTC +1).
KEPLER'S GARDENS, Science Park 4, First Floor

By 2100, one third of biological species and nine tenths of languages will have disappeared. Under the impression of this simultaneous decline in diversity, we designed ECOLALIA, a poetry of extinction and disappearance as a deep learning process that starts from a real-time chemo-vibrational conditioning of oral microbes. ECOLALIA takes its starting point in the history of poetry: while the poets of the classical age brought their words to life, we — as literati of the post-anthropocene — discover in microbial reproduction and death as such a source of poetry.

To sensitize the audience’s oral microbiota to interact with phonemes, we “skeletonize” the repetitive speech sounds (of a performer and the audience) down to their phonetic structure, sonic materiality, tonal vibration and noisiness. The audience visually and acoustically attunes their speech sounds to the life and death of their fragile oral flora, becoming bilingual co-authors of the post-anthropocene.


Klaus Spiess (AT), directs the Arts&Science Program at the Vienna Medical University as an associate professor.
Ulla Rauter (AT), is a transmedia sound artist, working with voice and sensor-based musical instruments, shown internationally in solo performances and exhibitions.
Emanuel Gollob (AT), bridges aesthetics and human-A.I. interaction, exhibiting in Smithsonian Arts + Industries Building, Washington DC and Science Gallery Melbourne.
Rotraud Kern (AT), works as performer and choreographer, she is a founding member of a vocal ensemble and teaches voice and body.


Dept Digital Arts, Performance Laboratory, Medical University of Vienna, ArtScience Group, University of Applied Arts, Vienna., Austrian Science Fund PEEK AR 687, Jens Hauser, Lucie Strecker, Bozhidar Baltov, Boris Vitazek,, Christoph Freidhöfer, Ula Reutina