WITTGENSTEIN ON VACATION

WITTGENSTEIN-GIFF
Wittgenstein on Vacation Part I, Little Austria (2015) web poster

2015 – 2018
Wittgenstein on Vacation 
by Marianne Bredesen, Sebastian Makonnen
Kjølaas and Siri Hjorth, supported by
KORO (URO), Art in Public Space Norway
and the Fritt Ord Foundation.

In August 2015 we arranged a holiday for 30 people
to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s cabin in Skjolden, Norway.
Here we did a performance at the ruin of his cabin,
as well as lectures on his life and thoughts. In January
2016 we held a lecture at KORO’s auditorium about
the trip, and our subsequent take on Wittgenstein’s
thoughts. This was part I of Wittgenstein on Vacation,
Little 
Austria. 

We take language as some kind of fundamental
reality, problematize death 
as an inevitable disaster,
and extend our middle finger to those dark forces in
the universe that is  the cause of all human problems,
namely nothingness.

In August 2018 we will unveil Part II – the
worlds largest monument to Ludwig Wittgenstein –
and it speaks! 


Siri Hjorth, Wittgenstein on Vacation (2015) performance at Wittgenstein’s Cabin, Skjolden (NO) video still


Siri Hjorth, Wittgenstein on Vacation (2015) performance at Wittgenstein’s Cabin, Skjolden (NO) video still

Kirstin Dirksen, Wittgenstein in Norway (2015), Open Culture Documentary

Wittgenstein on Vacation Part I, Little Austria (2015) trailer