Daniel Von Jenatsch

The Exaltation of Enheduanna

In development with Performance & Art Development Agency and Vitalstatistix

Your spacecraft of lamentations has landed on an inimical planet. Your soil is red and laced with poison. There I will die while singing the holy song. Your restored wall is massive and shelters me from radiation. These walls have become my prison. My shrine of entrapment. I am inside the place where the sun rises. Princess of Silence, only you made it beautiful. 

The Exaltation of Enheduanna is a live sound and video work by Daniel Von Jenatsch. It combines ancient history with speculative fiction to imagine a scenario in which a future archaeologist discovers the ruins of an ancient Martian colony established in the late 2050’s and, along with it, transcriptions of the world’s earliest known poet Enheduanna in the video diaries of Astronaut X.

Written and Directed by Daniel Von Jenatsch featuring VR design by Alan Nguyen, with actors Steph Jack and Debra Batton, music by Daniel Von Jenatsch.

Duration: 50min screening followed by a Q&A with the artist.



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Project Dates

Work-in-progress showing: 27 and 28 October, 7pm

Nexus Arts, corner of North Tce and Morphett St, Adelaide