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Feierliche Eröffnung des Europäischen Forums Alpbach 2019

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Opening
German and English language

Ein Blechbläserensemble steht hoch oben auf dem Gerüst der Baustelle Conditio Humana. Es ist, neben den mächtigen Figuren des Bildhauers Lois Anvidalfarei, in dieser Höhe in Gefahr. Warum bietet dieses System aus Stahlrohren keine Sicherheit? Durch das Spielen auf dem Baugerüst beginnen sich die Komposition „Gerüst – Stück für Brassband und Baugerüst“ und die Installation des Bildhauers zu verbinden. Klänge erzeugen Vertrauen: Die Bedrohung wird zum Klangkörper, man schwingt gemeinsam auf einer Wellenlänge.

Die von Ágnes Heller kurz vor ihrem plötzlichen Tod verfasste Eröffnungsrede wird nun der Philosoph Josef Mitterer lesen.

Sculptor, Alto Adige Art
Composer; Composition, Bassoon, Zither, Knoedel, Vienna Art
Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Vienna Key Note
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair

Lois ANVIDALFAREI

Sculptor, Alto Adige

 Lois Anvidalfarei was born on January 26, 1962 in Alto Adige, South Tyrol. From 1976 to 1981 he attended the State Art School in Ortisei in Val Gardena. In 1983 he began studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he received his decisive influence as a draftsman and sculptor through the encounter with the work and person of Prof. Joannis Avramidis. After completing his studies, Lois Anvidalfarei returned to his home in 1989. In Alto Adige, he manages the farm he inherited and works as a freelance sculptor.

Christof DIENZ

Composer; Composition, Bassoon, Zither, Knoedel, Vienna

 Christof Dienz lives in Vienna as a freelance composer, bassoon player and zither player. He has performed with Marc Ribot, Zeena Parkins, Terry Bozzio, Andreas Schaerer, Thomas Larcher and many more. His music was played by venerable ensembles including Klangforum Wien, Phace Vienna, RSO Wien, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck as well as numerous festivals such as Wien Modern, Klangspuren Schwaz, Transart Bolzano, Arena Festival Riga, Moers Festival, Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Jazzfest Vienna, Popkomm Berlin, Midem Cannes and many more.

Dr. Josef MITTERER

Professor, Institute of Philosophy, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Vienna

 Philosoph am Institut für Philosophie der Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt. Er studierte Psychologie und Soziologie in Innsbruck und Linz und Philosophie an der Universitäz Graz. Studienaufenthalte an der London School of Economics, in Heidelberg und bei Paul Feyerabend in Berkeley. Schriften: "Das Jenseits der Philosophie" (1992, Neuausgabe 2011); "Die Flucht aus der Beliebigkeit" (2001, Neuausgabe 2011). Zu Josef Mitterer u.a.: Alexander Riegler & Stefan Weber (Hrsg.): "Die Dritte Philosophie. Kritische Beiträge zu Josef Mitterers Non-Dualismus" (2010); "The Non-dualizing Philosophy of Josef Mitterer". Constructivist Foundations 3/1 (2008); "Non-dualism: A Conceptual Revision?" Constructivist Foundations 8/2 (2013).

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1973-1979 Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

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