Fri, Jun 02|
The Long Night of Churches 2023 in the Stephansdom Vienna June 2nd, from 20.30 – 21.45 along with the art intervention Human Butterfly@ArtScienceSpirituality, on view from 12.00, June 2 – 1.00 AM June 3
Time & Location
Jun 02, 8:30 PM – 9:45 PM
Stephansdom Vienna, Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria
About the Event
Eva Petrič, artist of this year's Lenten Cloth Human Cocoon and the art installation Human Butterfly@ArtScienceSpirituality in Vienna ́s St. Stephansdom Cathedral, will prepare a longer performance Eden RE-transplanted for the Long Night of Churches in the setting of her installation TRANShomoPLANTATION of found and recycled lace from various parts of the world, forming a collective skin. In combination with the Eden Transplanted video projection and movement choreography, she will take us on a journey in search of a new planet onto which we could transplant the human heart if circumstances on Earth would no longer enable us to stay here.
Can a heart live outside the body? Can it travel to unknown places and spaces? It might not be possible now... but who knows what lies in the future...
In the performance, the positive of a real human heart encased within a glass cover preserves and incubates the question: Is it possible to transplant the human heart also onto other planets?
Jurij Meden, curator of the Film Museum in Vienna: »Knowing Eva Petrič's video works I have experienced her Eden Transplanted as a stroll or wanderings from some kind of micro and macro universum, as an endeavor of encompassing or even domesticating of the outside world with an inner world, as a kind of
atomistic, impure, organic (and consequently exclusively precious) infection of a fearful idea of cosmos that suddenly becomes a bit more accessible, more alleviated, more human and less cold.«
Currently, Eva Petrič's art intervention Human Butterfly@ArtScienceSirituality, a trio of butterflies floats under the arches of the cathedral and will be on view also through the Long Night of Churches. The trio of butterflies emerged from the Human Cocoon, which nestled from February 21 to April 7 on the photograph of a mixture of red blood cells of three individuals: an artist, a scientist/surgeon and a priest. The trio of butterflies, floating above the memory of the Human Cocoon, personifies the three characteristics by which Homo sapiens differ from other Earthlings: art, science and spirituality imbued with empathy.
From the program:
Eva Petrič, the author of this year's Lenten tablecloth Human Cocoon and the art installation in the Vienna Cathedral, will prepare a longer performance Eden REtransplanted for the Long Night of Churches in the setting of her installation of found and recycled lace from various parts of the world, TRANShomoPLANTATION, forming a collective skin. In a combination of the Eden Transplanted video projection and movement choreography, she will take us on a journey to find a new planet to which she would transplant a human heart if the Earth refused us hospitality due to climate change. Can a heart live outside a body? Can it travel to unknown places and spaces? It might not be possible now… but who knows what lies in the future… Kindly invited to the performance at Stephansdom, June 2, from 20.30 - 21.45.