Lecture on Nothing

Robert Wilson reads John Cage

  • (c) Video: Matthias Mohr

As a homage to John Cage and in the context of Europeras 1&2, Robert Wilson will hold John Cage's Lecture on Nothing one of the central texts of twentieth century experimental literature. With his formal approach to texts and materials, freeing the imagination, Robert Wilson is the perfect Cage performer. Cage's lecture is exclusively composed according to musical criteria, and its subject is the lecture itself and its continuation. The pulse and the pauses taken by voice, the tempi and the sound of language stand at the foreground. This creates a domination-free space between text and silence, a language/music of sound and silence.

Together with composer Arno Kraehahn and the young Polish video artist Tomek Jeziorski he will develop an acoustically and visually inspiring approach to the text.

By and with —
Cooperation —
Tilman Hecker, Ann-Christin Rommen
Video —
Music —
Text —
John Cage


— 22. August 2012
Further dates
— 28. August
— 1 h
New Staging
— 20 / 30 / 40 €
Reduced prices start at 10,00 €
  • Wed22Aug
    20.00 - 21.00
    Lecture on Nothing on 22. August 2012 at 8.00 PM
  • Tue28Aug
    20.00 - 21.00
    Lecture on Nothing on 28. August 2012 at 8.00 PM


Artist discussion
— Performance in English
Music Theater with 128 Operas and 32 Stage Sets
17. August 2012, 19. August 2012, 21. August 2012, 29. August 2012, 31. August 2012, 2. September 2012
Jahrhunderthalle Bochum
A Ruhrtriennale production.

Tomek Jeziorski is presented as part of "Klopsztanga/Polen grenzenlos NRW", with the friendly support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw (POL).