Mythos von Theuth @ Theater Phönix Linz

Wed, Nov 6 2019, 9 pm /// 
The­ater Phönix Bar “Vere­inslokal” ///
Wiener­straße 25, Linz, Austria ///
Board game goes the­atre! Free entry!

In this spe­cial event at The­ater Phönix, the “Myth of Theuth” will be explored by a group of play­ers direct­ly from the the­atre scene! Expe­ri­ence this per­for­ma­tive pre­sen­ta­tion of the media-philo­soph­i­cal board game, played by actress­es Hen­ri­ette Heine, Maria Lisa Huber and Sof­fi Schweighofer.

But when they came to writ­ing, Theuth said: “O King, here is some­thing that, once learned, will make the Egyp­tians wis­er and will improve their mem­o­ry; I have dis­cov­ered a potion for mem­o­ry and for wis­dom.” This is how it goes, the myth of the inven­tion of writ­ing by the Egypt­ian god Theuth, as described by the well-known Greek philoso­pher Pla­to in his work “Phae­drus” from the 5th cen­tu­ry BC.

Mythos von Theuth is a play­ful explo­ration of media the­o­ries from ancient his­to­ry to the present day. 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.


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