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Retracing the Steps of the Wolf in the Story of the Three Little Pigs (2015) - lecture performance, with Marat Beltser, loci: shores of Köln, duration: 4 hours

in the context of PLURIVERSALE II produced by Akademie der Künste der Welt, Köln June 2015.
presented in geheime wOrte 2—Ein Literatur-Parcours entlang der Grenzen der Sprache und entlang der Stadtmauer, Veranstaltung im Rahmenprogramm zum Augsburger Hohen Friedensfest NIEMAND HAT DIE ABSICHT EINE MAUER ZU ERRICHTEN, Klostergarten, Augsburg 2015.
presented in PRIMORDIAL HOUSE AND THE LANDSCAPE OF MENACE at REFLEKTOR M / HUMAN NEEDS, in MONOPTEROS / ENGLISH GARDEN, München 2016

Without falling easily into naive notions of infantile separation anxieties the lecture goes through the genealogy of the formal wall and space-making in the story of Three Little Pigs and explores the ways we might interrupt the automatic narrative of architecture, animality, civility, and sublimity.

The lecture talks about the beginning of settling, metaphysics of architecture, being at home, narrative animals, and the story of building in general—a gesture of reading that carefully transforms "a" story into "set" of stories. The contradictions between dwelling humanity and nomadic grave-hunting are symbolically structured among other sub-narratives in the story of Three Little Pigs. By assuming that the story is older than its written record in the sixteenth century the lecture goes after the origins of architecture in the story as pure metaphysics and asks for the animal without narrative. Are primitive origins of metaphor lying in the figurative realm of fables? By reverse metaphorization of the presented concepts the performance listens to that which is readable and not-readable in the story of inventing architecture and how the space of the home suppresses its own addressability.



Lecture performance 'Retracing the Steps of the Wolf in the Story of the Three Little Pigs' at the shore of Rhein Köln, 2015 Retracing the Steps of the Wolf in the Story of the Three Little Pigs <br />
Performance lecture in 'geheime wOrte 2', Ein Literatur-Parcours entlang der Grenzen der Sprache und entlang  der  Stadtmauer,  Veranstaltung  im  Rahmenprogramm  zum  Augsburger  Hohen  Friedensfest NIEMAND HAT DIE ABSICHT EINE MAUER ZU ERRICHTEN, Klostergarten, Augsburg 2015 Primordial House and The Landscape of Menace <br />
Performance lecture at REFLEKTOR M / HUMAN NEEDS, in MONOPTEROS / ENGLISH GARDEN, München 2016 Notes for lecture-performance 'Retracing the Steps of the Wolf in the Story of the Three Little Pigs', Köln, 2015

© 2015 Sina Seifee Akademie der Künste der Welt Made possible by the kind support of The Academy of the Arts of the World.