Heimo Lattner

Once Upon A Time (Campfire Stories)


Heimo Lattner (born 1968 in Eisenstadt, AT) is an Austrian visual and sound artist, currently based in Berlin. He explores spatial and human boundaries as well as those between the artist and his audience, thus isolating and identifying concepts that revolve around "space". Previous works have traversed the density of the urban, whilst enabling specific experiences of the local. He also works under the name of e-Xplo (www.e-Xplo.de). Installations and performances have been produced for and presented at: ICA, London; PS1/MoMA, New York; 8th Sharjah Biennale; Akademie der Künste, Berlin; Wexner Center, Columbus/Ohio; Baltic, Newcastle; Shedhalle Zürich; Club Transmediale, Berlin.

Project: Once Upon A Time (Campfire Stories)

"The storyteller takes what he tells from experience—his own or that reported by others. And he in turn makes it the experience of those who are listening to his tale.“  W. Benjamin

Once Upon a Time (Campfire Stories) is structured in four strategies: Conducting extensive (more or less random) walks through the city in search for people and stories, collecting stories and returning them to the mobile unit where people will gather in the evenings to tell them to each other. Furthermore, local storytellers will be invited to the unit where they will tell their stories of the city. Apart from that, making creative use of the walks and the city by coming up with possible plots for stories ‘once upon a time…’ and finally collecting and adding stories and ‘once upon a times’ throughout the entire duration of THE KNOT in all three cities and establishing an archive of sorts, accessible inside the mobile unit.”

Germany, Austria Performance Radio Performances e-Xplo