30 years – a poetic act of resistance reflects a work and a process of scenic creation that has sought, among other things, to present the poetic writing of an era that chronicles the disease that devastated the becoming of the 30s in the last century.
This piece, evokes also a funeral prayer that seeks the ‘truth’ in the materiality of the flesh, from which a confession emerges; as an Antigone in front of Creon and the facts that condemn her.
In this work time is questioned, a time that passes by in a linear way, waiting for life to bring freedom, while life escapes us; and we remain mute, submerged in silence.
In ‘Frankfurt Lessons – Problems in Contemporary Poetry’, Bachmann writes:
‘The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.’
In an interview (1971) about her new book ‘I have lived too much’, Bachmann says: ‘I see the novel as a spiritual adventure… The action is totally transferred to the inner self. I think action is internal, but it is not at all intimate.’
‘While I was writing, I had the feeling that I was writing against something. Against a permanent terror …We neither die from disease. We die from the things they do to us.’
In one of her last interviews (1973) Bachmann responds: ‘I would give the reason to W. Benjamin, that there exists a disappearance of experience (an inability to have experiences), which is more and more produced by the development of media, by a second-hand life … In that disappearance of the experience that Benjamin foresaw, but did not live as such, there is the desperate attempt for men to reach such an extreme in which can again perceive where their true problems reside…And if you ask me what the writer’s mission is – most of the time those are very rhetorical questions, I would always answer: to provoke in men the experience.’