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Fine Arts
Location Venue (1)
Studio Building
Location Address (1)
Lehárgasse 8
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1060 Vienna
Location Room (1)
1. floor, studio south

Performance in the context of the Vienna Week.

Disruption, displacement, and isolation disconnect us from the places we once knew or now inhabit. To exist we must find connections, but how can we do this when capitalism, colonialism, imperialism, and ecosystem destruction actively work to break our links within ourselves and to separate us from other human and non- human selves? In this performance, we explore the necessity of these connections to survive, not only for ourselves but for all ecosystem inhabitants. We trace the possible pathways through which connections can be rebuilt, learning from the symbiosis which can be found when one looks closely enough to see them. We imagine ourselves as single cells, which in order to survive must evolve into multicellular organisms through sharing and combining and (be)coming together. We explore the processes of community formation following disruption in living installations, where soil, taken from around Vienna, is placed in a novel anaerobic environment, and we watch how the microorganisms form new communities. By reaching out, creating connections, and becoming more than ourselves we cease to be passive, we reject and refute the patriarchal assumptions that certain bodies and certain places do not have agency.

Conceptualisation: Negin Rezaie and Caitlin McDonough-Goldstein
Creative director: Negin Rezaie
Performers: Caitlin McDonough-Goldstein, Negin Rezaie, Sara Liv, Yuwol June C.
Choreography and Dramaturgie: Yuwol June C.
Choreography feedbacks: Aurelia Staub
Costume: Anna Schall
Sound artist: Lens Kühleitner
Technical and Stage design: Bela Eckermann, Patrick Widhofner Schmidt
In collaboration with: Wienwoche 2022

Mo, 19.9.2022, 17:00–18:00 h
@University of Vienna Biology Building, Ground floor foyer, Djerassiplatz 1, 1030 Vienna