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On Janet Cardiff's "Ittingen Walk" space and time become a sensual experience.

The Thurgau Art Museum offers a very special walking experience: Janet Cardiff's Ittingen Walk. Equipped with headphones and playback devices, the public takes a walk through the monastery rooms and experiences the place with particular intensity. The Canadian artist guides the participants with stories, noises and sounds into a fictitious space of experience that expands the visible world like a parallel reality. Starting from the monastery, its former inhabitants and its current use, she develops her own narrative, which tells of silence and meditation, but also of longing and strangeness. Elements from the past and present - aircraft noise and the silence of the Carthusian monks, the noise of war and the historical "Ittingersturm" - are mixed with a seductive relationship story to create an attractive experience.

Simply ask for the Ittingen Walk at the museum ticket office. The walk lasts 19 minutes and is included in the museum entrance fee of CHF 10.-/7.- (reduced).
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