In March 2008 choreographer Philipp Gehmacher curated the series Still Moving at Tanzquartier Wien in Vienna, introducing the lecture demonstration format Walk+Talk. Meg Stuart was one of the ten invited artists.

I never see an empty space. Right now, [looking at the stage,] for me it’s packed. It’s full of presences, full of memories and people, a lot of people. People I know, strangers. Not energies, but people wishing things, unfulfilled desires and stories. And all this crammed together. For me, when I see this space now, it’s like an attic, where you put stuff people gave to you, or old letters that you really couldn’t bear throwing out but you probably won’t read again, things that are broken, just a lot of stuff. I think it’s really hard to go from here [in the audience] to there [on stage]. I mean, it’s not hard, but it’s never really simple.

Meg Stuart in Walk+Talk #2.

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Philipp Gehmacher

created with and performed by
Meg Stuart among others