Myth of Theuth @ SXSW 2019

Fri, March 8 – Sun, March 17 2019 /// 
SXSW South by Sou­thwest Fes­ti­val 2019, UNESCO Media Arts Exhi­bi­ti­on, Cen­tral Libra­ry, 710 César Cha­vez Street, TX 78701, USA ///

Hea­ding to the Lone Star Sta­te!

MYTH OF THEUTH goes over­se­as. The board and par­lour game for artists, phi­lo­so­phers and gods will be pre­sen­ted for one week at the UNESCO Media Arts Exhi­bi­ti­on at this year’s SXSW South by Sou­thwest in Aus­tin, Texas, one of the lar­gest and most important fes­ti­vals for film, music and inter­ac­tive media in the United Sta­tes.

MYTH OF THEUTH is a media-phi­lo­so­phi­cal board game deve­lo­ped by the Aus­tri­an art collec­tive qujOchÖ. While wal­king through anci­ent Athens, up to seven peop­le gather dif­fe­rent media and get in touch with media-phi­lo­so­phi­cal cele­bri­ties from the anci­ent world to the pre­sent. Vilém Flus­ser dri­ves asi­de the tele­ma­tic socie­ty ad nau­seam, Lau­ra Mul­vey takes a joy­ful look at our memo­ry and Mar­shall McLu­han final­ly gets his well-deser­ved mas­sa­ge. Smart­pho­nes, news­pa­pers, Lego bricks, slee­ping masks, stamps, liqueur and other media are used through twel­ve uni­que sta­ti­ons.

Sup­por­ted by the Arts and Cul­tu­re Divi­si­on of the Federal Chan­cel­le­ry of Aus­tria, Depart­ment II/6, and Lin­zEX­POrt 2018.

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Pho­tos: qujOchÖ