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My other Life

Culture / Film Screening
english language

Ben or Emma. During the first days of the European Forum Alpbach, Swiss artist Mats Staub invites participants, locals, visitors, artists and staff members in front of his camera in order to reveal what they would have been called if they had been of the opposite sex. He then will edit the footage gathered over the three days to create a video installation, which will has it’s premiere with a film screening. The confluence of these many different faces who appear under their “other” name prompt a deep and emotional meditation on fundamental issues such as identity, destiny, family, community and the bonds that hold humanity together.


Artist, Zurich
Head of Arts and Culture, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Chair


Artist, Zurich

2001 Degree in theatre science, journalism, religious science, University of Bern/ University of Fribourg
2001-2004 Assistant stage-manager and assistant dramaturge, then dramaturge, Theater Neumarkt, Zurich
 Current works:
since 2004 Developing art projects in the in the intersection between theater and exhibtion, science and literature
since 2012 21 - Erinnerungen ans Erwachsenwerden / 21 - Memories of Growing Up
since 2013 Zehn wichtigste Ereignisse meines Lebens / Ten Important Events In My Life
since 2015 Mein anderes Leben / My other Life

Mag.a Elisabeth SCHACK

Head of Arts and Culture, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1995-2000 Theatre Science and a combination of Spanish, History and Acient History, University of Vienna
2000-2002 Cultural and Media Management, University for Music and Theatre, Hamburg
2003-2007 Assistant to the Artistic Direction, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna
2007-2016 Dramaturg, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna
since 2016 Conception and Founding of A!DRAMA (University Course for Applied Dramaturgy in Music and Performing Arts starts in March 2018), University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
since 2016 Dissertation about the role of Dramaturgy in the Performing Arts, University Vienna
since 2017 Head of Cultural Programme, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Cultural Programme

show timetable


17:30 - 19:00Sediments of UnionCulture


19:00 - 21:00Sediments of Union. Artist talk, film screening, performancesCulture


17:30 - 19:00Up the garden path. Plants and other miracles of integrationCulture


17:30 - 18:30My other LifeCulture
19:00 - 21:00Markus BacherCulture


17:30 - 18:30Up the garden path. A guided walkCulture
18:00 - 19:30Jewish songs and storiesCulture
18:45 - 19:30Al Di Meola and other artists in 3D AudioCulture


20:30 - 22:00Catch-Pop String-StrongCulture


17:30 - 18:30Up the garden path. A guided walkCulture


10:00 - 11:30The Making of Justice. Film matinée with Sarah VanheeCulture
19:45 - 20:45How does Europe breathe?Culture


22:15 - 23:30Bridges - from Bach to GuldaCulture


08:30 - 09:00Magic of sound. A morning concertCulture
17:30 - 18:30Up the garden path. A guided walkCulture
20:00 - 21:30Balkalito ProjectCulture


18:00 - 19:30CANCELLED: The last day of humanity (This time it really is the end!)Culture