Kneeling and Streetwashing

Kneeling and Streetwashing (Excerpt), Broadcast: o94 Kultur-Spezial, Radio Orange, 94.0, Vienna, 6.26.2015

Kneeling and Streetwashing is a documentary radio play about looking closely at a sculpture. The play begins as a fictional conversation among a group of cultural workers and city officials tasked with addressing the statue of the Kneeling and Streetwashing Jew installed at Albertinaplatz, Vienna, within Alfred Hrdlicka’s Monument against War and Fascism. Over six chapters the focus expands to include personal narrative and re-imagined conversations, reflections on the city and this space within it: what has taken place here and what might still be possible? Research for Kneeling and Streetwashing was supported by a Fulbright Fellowship.

Text by Sarah Mendelsohn
Direction and sound editing by Fred Schmidt-Arenales
Read by Tal Adler, Jelena Kaludjerović, Veronica Lion, Takeo Marquardt, Sarah Mendelsohn, a. Laura Unger
Also featuring the voice of LRL




Kneeling and Streetwashing,
Staged reading: Depot, Vienna, 6.17.2015
Text by Sarah Mendelsohn
Directed by Fred Schmidt-Arenales
Read by Tal Adler, Jelena Kaludjerovic, Veronica Lion, Takeo Marquardt, Sarah Mendelsohn, a. Laura Unger






How to look at what’s in front of you and run the other way, or, how to look at what’s right in front of you and just stay there,
Staged reading: WUK Projektraum, Vienna, 2.3.2015
Text by Sarah Mendelsohn
Read by Tal Adler, Anna Barfuss, Franz Kapfer, Veronica Lion, Sarah Mendelsohn, a. Anna Mendelssohn



Reading in Public: Texting at the Gate of Violence (SM slides),
Readings: Akademie der bildenden künste Wien, November 25 and December 9, 2014

IMG_0184sm . postcardFive pedestrians looking for signs of the former Hotel Metropole at Morzinplatz, 2015, SM, Postcard project, organized by Lisl Ponger for Wiener Festwochen: Into the City (Hotel Metropole, Der Erinnerung eine Zukunft Geben, 2015)