2022, Memory activation
Scheuerberg, Neckarsulm (DE)
July 1, 2022
L–A–U–R–A is a performatic, psychogeographic one-to-one memory activation. Based on the imaginary diary entries of the first female Neckarsulm winegrower Laura Haas (1835-1899), several decades of 19th-century city history are illuminated. At the site of the narrative, memories from the past are poetically exchanged and interwoven with the present memories of visitors in the one-to-one performance.
L–A–U–R–A is part of a series about underrepresented women in Neckarsulm's city history that began in 2021 with the imagination installation Im Schilde.
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Gratitude to the city of Neckarsulm, the City Archive and the Heimat- und Museumsverein for their support in the research and realisation.
Special thanks to Vera Kreutzmann, Bernd Hermann, Hermann Berthold, Elisabeth Szirniks, Dagmar Stenke and Christel Wittmann for their active support in the realisation.
The imaginary diary entries of Laura Haas are based on the Chronicle of the Winegrowers 1834-1911 (Stadtarchiv Neckarsulm S1 (0 nec 5.5.10 Wg), the Chronicle of the Neckarsulm Winegrowers' Association and Anton Heyler, Neckarsulm im Auf und Ab eines halben Jahrhunderts: Eine alte Weinbaugemeinde.