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Falling Asleep

Event Label
Organisational Units
Exhibit Eschenbachgasse
Location Address (1)
Eschenbachgasse 11 | at the corner of Getreidemarkt
Location ZIP and/or City (1)
1010 Vienna

Movement Research with Esther Balfe and Alba Glatz, Sophie Hoffmann, Su Huber, Anna Jablonski, Paul Kraml, Esther Lottes, Betty Pester, Elia Zahnd, Anna Zesakes, Sound composition by Jung An Tagen

Building on conversations with Sonia Antoranz Contera, Monica Gagliano, Vicki Kirby, Tom Lamarre, Vlad Vyazovskiy.

Falling Asleep. Conceived as a discursive and performative happening, Unstable Bodies* and guests inhabit Exhibit Eschenbachgasse to return, respectfully, to the process and methods of asking. Complicating the sense that “the-subject-who-sleeps” is a static individual in isolated separation from the world, we ask what new forms of conviviality might arise when considering a vegetal sensory perception system, an eco-system, that also sleeps? Dreams?

Another language of the many that accommodates practices of movement, writing and speech will be necessary to think new forms of co-existence. In the building of a grammar for and with different disciplinary languages, resonating mis-readings, un-heard overtones and undertones - synesthetic imprints - this is an attempt to exercise modes of critically speaking through a cross-disciplinary fabric of voices.

*Unstable Bodies
Christian Freude, Christina Jauernik, Johann Lurf, Fabian Puttinger, Rüdiger Suppin
Institute for Art and Architecture
Wolfgang Tschapeller
Artistic research project funded by Austrian Science Fund FWF (AR574)