Festival time is a time of suspension of disbelief. Venues are revived and re-animated by audiences and artists alike. For my contribution I attended festivals throughout Austria that included the Salzburg Festival, the steirischer herbst, and the Elevate.
In my work I document the spaces between the dream and the public sphere, the stage setup, the rehearsals and the (self-)organisation that otherwise remain hidden from the festival-goers’ view. As actors and performers stroll from one stage to the next, the festival apparatus remains consistent.
Thanks to: Michael Mauracher, Rainer Iglar, Fotohof (Team), Christine Frisinghelli, Marlene Leberer, The Loose Collective, Veza Fernandez, State (Team), Heide Oberegger, Katharina Wiesler, Norman Palm, David Višnjić, Sandra Steh, Patrick Wurzwallner
Clara Wildberger, born 1989 in Berndorf near Vienna; studied photography and Information Design at the University Joanneum in Graz. Currently living and working as photographer and film maker in Graz.