Elfriede Jelinek transformed

Elfriede Jelinek transformed You could call Elfriede Jelinek the voice of the liberal Austria. In her works, which cover a great variety of different art forms, she often criticizes the political establishment and the author is well known for her feminist stance. And as you probably know, she won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2004 and didn’t show up to accept the prize in person but sent a very moving video speech instead.

Enough of a reason for artists to use her text as inspiration for their own works such as sound artist and musician Richard Eigner along with his colleagues Ritornell, Mimu and Sofa23. They took Elfriede Jelinek’s book Macht nichts. Eine kleine Trilogie des Todes from 1999 and transformed it into an audiovisual art piece. The soundtrack is now mastered and the whole thing will be available on DVD in April.