2nd International Labyrinth Congress Zürich
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Program: on the way - deepening
08/28/2003 to 08/31/2003 the women of the Labyrinth Project
International at Zürich organized the congress
at the Zeughaushof (a place near the main station). Approximately
90 persons participated, among the numerous women only a handful
men. The participants came from Switzerland, Austria, Germany,
Italy, the Netherlands.
welcome was in the evening of Thursday, 08/28/2003
with a first walk into the labyrinth. The incidental music was
played by Franziska Gohl, Karin Beck and Matthias Gerber. Ursula
Knecht and Rosmarie Schmid presented a labyrinthine rebus. After
that was the common evening meal at the restaurant Zeughaushof.
on the way
Friday, 08/29/2003 there were 8 different journeys to
public labyrinth places in groups with tram, train, bus,
ship, on foot.
1: to Wölflinswil with Agnes Barmettler,
2: to Basel and Lörrach with Agnes Leu
and Rafalela Schmakowski, 3: to the region Bern with
Christina, Monika, Regula, Kathrin, 4:
to Effretikon with Judith Bertschi, Hanna Ley,
Monika Schmid, 5: to Wald, Bubikon and Boldern
with Susanne Kramer, 6: to the canton Uri with
Heidi and Augustin Gisler, 7: to the Hürst street in
Zürich with Elisabeth, Edith, Fernanda, Marga, 8: to
the Seeburgpark and the Schindlergut in
Zürich, Nidelbad in Rüschlikon with
Ursula Knecht and Rosmarie Schmid.
the late afternoon was a reception of the city councillor and
social minister Monika Stocker, joined with the
common dinner in the Zeughaushof. After that there was in the
gallery labyrinth literature with the authors
present Ilse Seifried and Gernot Candolini
together with a book table, cared for by Gerti Camenisch of "frauenbuchladen
planned fire labyrinth of Agnes Barmettler fell
a victim of the regulations of the city of Zürich. It took
place very small in the "hall" and was musically accompanied
by Valentin Vecellio.
Saturday, 08/30/2003 took place the "Open Space",
moderated and explained by Zita Küng. The participants themselves
fixed the topics and worked in many different groups at different
times. The minutes of this work could be distributed to all on
from the table of contents: - building of a labyrinth, - to make
a present of a labyrinth, - labyrinths in München, - report
of the travel day, - to inaugurate a labyrinth, - Labyrinth-Congress
in Germany in 2005, - labyrinth und earth healing, - labyrinth
and money, - Labyrinth-Day in Kassel, - not yet?, - political
rights and the labyrinth movement, - to collect waste as a meditation,
- prostitution, - beautiful living, - symbols, - texts and songs,
- connexion and participation, - moving, - weather, - continuity.
theatre workshop Eisingen (near Würzburg) gave a
performance with masks about the myth of the labyrinth
at 21 o'clock. The actors are all persons with mental handicaps.
The masks have been created at the sea and in the mountains by
themselves, as they helped to evolve the play.
On Sunday, 08/31/2003 the congress finished with the last meeting
of the "Open Space". The prize-winners of the competition
riddle of the first day were honoured. With the slogan swinging,
ringing, dancing to music of BURITANNER, a cold buffet
at noon and a last walk through the labyrinth the congress ceased.
Thanks to the hostesses and the participants.
More photos from Swiss labyrinths you may see
in the photo gallery under
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