Just to let you know

Miriam Stoney with Robert Schwarz


13.06.2023 19:00 Free Admission


John Butler, Chirogram from Chirologia, 1644.

Just to let you know engages with rhetoric as both form-giver of public speech and a means of social exclusion. Together with composer Robert Schwarz, Miriam Stoney probes the malleability of language as well as the affective power of sound. Stoney deploys the voice as an index to weave linguistic textures that refer to political speeches, formal address, as well as pop concerts and literary events. Strategies of public speaking that reproduce hegemonial roles are thus undermined, while such counterstrategies as withdrawal, silence or ambiguity are taken up for their potential as forms of resistance.


Miriam Stoney is an artist, writer, and translator. Her mostly collaborative practice is text-based and includes artistic writing, performance, audio, and installation. In 2022, she published her first book, “Debt Verses,” as part of Bergen Assembly. Her first solo exhibition took place in 2021 at Kunstverein Kevin Space, Vienna. Performances and (group) exhibitions include Belvedere 21, Vienna; Performance Passage MQ, Vienna; Tanzquartier Vienna; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Blickle Kino/Belvedere 21, Vienna; Österreichisches Kulturforum, Berlin; Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; and others. Miriam Stoney lives and works in Vienna.

Robert Schwarz works at the intersection between architecture, music and visual arts. He studied architecture at the Vienna University of Technology, computer music at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and sound studies at the Berlin University of the Arts. Releases of recordings on the labels ETAT, Alter Records, Gruenrekorder, AVA, and Barehands. He participated in exhibitions at Kunsthalle Wien, Ars Electronica Linz, CTM Berlin, MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles, Etablissement d’en Face in Brussel, Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, and Museum für Angewandte Kunst Vienna. For his work he received grants and awards such as the MAK Schindler Scholarship, the DAAD Study Scholarship, the SUAL Award, as well as “Los Angeles’s Ten Worst Neighbors of 2015” by LA Curbed and placements in year-end charts by A Closer Listen, Musique Machine and Espace Sonore. He is also the co-founder and curator of the Viennese festival “PARKEN; Or, Live in the Park” for the mediation of experimental music forms, as well as co-creator of the series “Los Bar”, “Strookoffer”, “Laxbar” and “Relax”.

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