Sparkasse OÖ Visualisierte Klangwolke 2018: PAX tradition = revolution

Presented by LINZ AG

“Navigare necesse est, vivere non est necesse.”

This year the Sparkasse OÖ Visualisierte Klangwolke 2018 sails along the banks of the Danube in the tradition of an old sailor’s saying: “It is important to go to sea, it is not important to live.” The Danube Park and the river itself become the setting for a unique staging of human history, from the Big Bang to the present. Planets and objects float in a dreamlike scenery, people and animals move around and through the audience, creating a fantastic panorama of human tradition, at the end of which stands the departure to new worlds.

Klangwolke 2018, Credit: tom mesic

Tradition = Revolution

With PAX, the legendary, internationally acclaimed Catalan theatre collective La Fura dels Baus has created a fascinating show between installation and interactive performance, in which the audience is surrounded by large-scale productions and projections that move on water, on land and in the air. A carrier pigeon made of 12-metre-long fluorescent tubes projects the news of the public into the sky above Linz, thus heralding the tradition of communication, while gigantic buildings, a giant horse model or a 14-metre-high robot doll symbolize nature and progress. Like the group itself, its performance is also characterized by “eccentricity, innovation, rhythm, evolution and transgression”. The motto “Tradition = Revolution” consciously plays with the apparent contradiction between preservation and renewal.

Klangwolke 2018, Credit: tom mesic

From the Danube to new shores

For La Fura dels Baus, the solution of the problems of past and present generations is reflected in PAX. PAX stands for the constant search for something new, for technical development and human civilization, in opposition to stagnation and regression. PAX means understanding the history of humanity as the history of progress in which the revolution has a tradition.

“It’s important to go to sea.” Set off with Sparkasse OÖ Visualisierte Klangwolke 2018 to new shores and embark on an exciting journey through the past, present and future!

After-party with Leyya

LINZ AG invites all visitors to continue celebrating late into the night in the Donaupark in order to echo the manifold impressions of the Sparkasse OÖ Visualisierte Klangwolke 2018. The Austrian electropop duo Leyya will provide the sound.