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Anthropocene Radio Drama / Broadcast & Performance by Julian Bonequi

CTM 2017 Radio Lab



Imagine the sea full of garbage,
while you travel over the surface of the water,
feeling with your fingers the skin, hair and feathers,
of the death.

Your hands are stagnant in the trash,
stuck in oil like a desperate bird.

Listen how,
listen how the animals are dying,
until you drown surrounded
by a full amount of the extinguished species.

Your skin is just boiling,
falling down apart your bones.

And just in the moment you think this is all,
a gigantic piece of an iceberg comes off
and falls down over us.

The disorders of the weather,
the floods and all our beautiful terms…


From "The Death of the Anthropocene" by Bonequi
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CTM Radio Lab - Der Tod des Anthropozäns
Deutschlandradio Kultur

March 31, 2017 | Listen to podcast [german version]

Es ist so weit: Die Welt geht unter. Während die letzten verbliebenen Menschen rasch noch ein paar Katastrophenvideos ins Internet laden, besuchen Außerirdische den Planeten.

Sie erklären den Bewohnern was ihnen bevorsteht und wie sie es hätten verhindern können. Science Fiction wird Geschichte.

"The Death of the Anthropocene" gewann einen der beiden Produktionspreise beim CTM Radio Lab 2017 und wurde am 4. Februar 2017 beim CTM Festival Berlin im HAU2 uraufgeführt.

Aus dem Englischen von Matthias Karow
Mit: Stefan Kaminski
Klavier: Tamara Dauenhauer
Textaufnahmen: Hermann Leppich
Mischung: Santi Rodriguez und der Autor
Textregie: Götz Naleppa
Komposition und Realisation: Julian Bonequi
Produktion: DKultur/CTM-Festival
in Zusammenarbeit mit Goethe-Institut, SoCCoS,
ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst und Ö1 Kunstradio 2017
Länge: 50'37



November 10-24, 2016




"Awarded by Deutschlandradio Kultur – Hörspiel/Klangkunst and CTM Festival, in collaboration with Goethe-Institut, ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst, Ö1 Kunstradio, and the SoCCoS – the Sound of Culture, the Culture of Sound initiative, the CTM 2017 Radio Lab Open Call for works sought unusual ideas for pairing the specific artistic possibilities of radio with the potentials of live performance or installation, that also explore the CTM 2017 Festival theme: Fear Anger Love."

"The two winning projects will be premiered at CTM 2017 Festival in Berlin (27.01. – 05.02.2017), and broadcast via Deutschlandradio Kultur (March 2017). The works will also be presented by the Österreichischer Rundfunk (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) via one of their platforms: the ORF Zeit-Ton or Ö1 Kunstradio shows, or the ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst festival in Graz."

"Juror Ole Frahm comments: "Julian Bonequi's "Death of the Anthropcene" starts from one of the most disturbing moments in radio's history, Orson Wells famous radio drama "War of the Worlds", which aired life on Hallowe'en in 1938. Bonequi is less interested in the myth about this broadcast and the panic that it caused (or what the media made out of some reactions), but more in the broadcasted text of Wells' adaption. While in "War of the Worlds" the aliens are hostile, do not talk and destroy all that is living, Bonequi's multi-layered, humourous and strange adaption reminds us of the fact that Wells's fantasy is not fiction anymore. I am looking forward to a disturbing performance."







"Una película que disfrutas más de haberla visto que de verla."

Rodrigo González, Animasivo


"La muerte del antropoceno de Julian Bonequi, es en principio, un radiodrama que se proyecta en múltiples dimensiones, dislocando los sentidos a través de una reflexión irónica del futuro, plena de espasmos sonoros y paisajes tridimensionales estridentes. Una pieza magistral recomendada para imaginarios turbios y voluptuosos."

Fernando Vigueras, Desbordamientos