Actions and texts from the Institute for Language Arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, developed for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, open a literary discourse of remembrance by the fourth generation: strange, unusual, disparate, lost and at the same time characterized by the desire to express themselves with compassion. The writers create unexpected approaches while examining both remembrance and forgetting. An inventory. At the University of Applied Arts Vienna, students developed texts and actions for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Who has room in their writing-space? Sometimes the language itself got in the way of finding access to this subject. The works are an expression of discord, in which memory might be shared, but remains open, with whom. Post-memory or post-oblivion? The gap between the two became the project's main focus: Words were pulled back and forth, meanings elicited and garnered. It is an attempt for the fourth generation to capture memories.
Searching for memories A discourse of remembrance in literary texts by the fourth generation (an initial survey) New forms of presentation
Esther Dischereit, Ferdinand Schmatz, Institute of Language Arts, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria