In her live performance, Nika Pfeifer brings ghosts, photos, and objects as protagonists on the stage to guide us through a part of her family’s story between Tanger and Vienna and share her relation to William S. Burroughs, which happens to be a very loose and very personal one at the same time. A yellow car - the old Lada of Vera Kreisky, Bruno Kreisky‘s wife, the former Austrian chancellor - , photos by Pfeifer's late grandmother and her cousins, summer memories of endless ice cream pleasures tell the story of a great love and of loss. The performance is based on the artist's family archive, and includes photos, drawings, personal notes, and poems.
(UTTERLY) EMBURROUGHSING ARCHIVES, 2018
European Best Studies Network, eawcp, Vienna Poetry School, and Alte Schmiede Vienna, 2018
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