Show 273: history exhaustion by Francis Hunger

three friends search for an ominous radio station that transmits number sequences with mysterious messages. told is the expedition’s story through an area bearing names
such as ‘path of the invisible hand’, ‘stalin highlands’ or ‘post-modernist cave labyrinth’.
the characters – student, entrepreneur, skilled worker – lose their life or at least get lost under unpleasant circumstances…

history exhaustion is the audio transformation of an installation francis hunger created in 2009,
focussing on the subject of ‘verausgabung’ (exhaustion).

with the voice of richard cotter.
francis hunger is an artist, writer and curator. he lives in leipzig, germany.

find out more about francis hunger and his work at

further information on the installation work ‘history exhaustion’ can be found at
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