A virtual journey: Mutterschrauben by Sarah Rinderer

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A virtual journey: Mutterschrauben by Sarah Rinderer

  • Tue 16 Jun 2020

Let the up-and-coming Austrian writer Sarah Rinderer take you on a digital journey exploring her short story Mutterschrauben, combining a virtual reading with unique visual elements.

Her text Mutterschrauben tells the story of an encounter between a grandmother and her granddaughter who set off on a digital journey down memory lane visiting the grandmother's birthplace. By using Google Maps at the kitchen table, they virtually head to the Czech (formerly Sudeten-German) town Planá, where the grandmother was driven away from in 1946.

In current times, when travel has become only possible via Street View, Sarah Rinderer shares a unique voyage with us: A specially designed video reading, combining past and present, incomplete childhood memories and pixel errors, to create an engaging dialogue.

Sarah Rinderer, author and visual artist was born 1994 in Bregenz/Vorarlberg. She studied fine arts at the University of Art and Design in Linz. She has been awarded the Art Scholarship for Literature of the City of Linz in 2019, the Vorarlberg Literature Prize 2017 and the START-Scholarship for Literature of the Austrian Federal Chancellery (BKA) in 2015.