Wolfgang Hilbig - Monolog aus einigen Tagen meines Lebens. From the left: Catherine Stoyan, Corinna Harfouch, Felix Kroll
Wolfgang Hilbig - Monolog aus einigen Tagen meines Lebens. From the left: Catherine Stoyan, Corinna Harfouch, Felix Kroll | © Sabrina Richmann, Ruhrtriennale 2022

In 2022, Corinna Harfouch, accompanied by music from Felix Kroll and the actor Catherine Stoyan, will read the texts of Wolfgang Hilbig.

About the reading

Corinna Harfouch thrilled Ruhrtriennale audiences in 2021 with her vivid storytelling. This time, accompanied by music from Felix Kroll and the actor Catherine Stoyan, she will read the texts of Wolfgang Hilbig. A literary monolith. Unmistakeable and unique! The poet, novelist and essayist, winner of the Georg Büchner Prize in 2002, would have been 81 this year. Brought up in a mining family in Meuselwitz in Thuringia, after a brief education he trained as a lathe operator at a boring mill, worked at an open-cast lignite mine and later as a boilerman. His explorations of the landscape of the soul have yet to find their equal in German literature. Hilbig tells us about war and dictatorship, life anddeath, the everyday and working-day world of a dying industrial region, of a homeland that was lost and eventually found again, and, above all, about how someone, ignoring all temptations and threats, manages to find themselves. His is the voice of an author from the Ruhr’s twin region in the east of Germany, whose life was inscribed by all the upheavals of the 20th century.

Wolfgang Hilbig - Monolog aus einigen Tagen meines Lebens. From the left: Catherine Stoyan, Corinna Harfouch
Wolfgang Hilbig - Monolog aus einigen Tagen meines Lebens. From the left: Catherine Stoyan, Corinna Harfouch | © Sabrina Richmann, Ruhrtriennale 2022
Wolfgang Hilbig - Monolog aus einigen Tagen meines Lebens. In the forefront: Catherine Stoyan. In the background: Corinna Harfouch, Felix Kroll
Wolfgang Hilbig - Monolog aus einigen Tagen meines Lebens. In the forefront: Catherine Stoyan. In the background: Corinna Harfouch, Felix Kroll | © Sabrina Richmann, Ruhrtriennale 2022
Wolfgang Hilbig - Monolog aus einigen Tagen meines Lebens, Felix Kroll
Wolfgang Hilbig - Monolog aus einigen Tagen meines Lebens, Felix Kroll | © Sabrina Richmann, Ruhrtriennale 2022
Wolfgang Hilbig - Monolog aus einigen Tagen meines Lebens. From the left: Corinna Harfouch, Felix Kroll, Catherine Stoyan
Wolfgang Hilbig - Monolog aus einigen Tagen meines Lebens. From the left: Corinna Harfouch, Felix Kroll, Catherine Stoyan | © Sabrina Richmann, Ruhrtriennale 2022

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