Michael Baers

The Past is an Arrow into the Future
Excerpt of 10′ (from the original track of 65′)

2The Past is an Arrow into the Future, the last ten minutes of a 65-minute monologue piece. Set in the spring of 1933, around the time of the regional elections and public unrest that followed, The Past is an Arrow tells the story of A, a British woman who is visiting Innsbruck for reasons that are not altogether clear to her. Written as a diary, the work is an attempting to understand what it would be like to be present somewhere at a time when everything changes for the worse. In this, it is referencing contemporary experience—the despair that has followed national elections across Europe, Asia and the Americas.