THAT WHAT PERSISTS
Performance at Haus Steiermark, Bruxelles, on 1st of December.
Based on protocols, drawn and written at 3 theatrepieces by “zweite liga für kunst und kultur”.
Tripleprojection and spoken text, performed by Iris Kasper, Elli Saubach and myself.
PROTOKOLLE PRODUZIEREN – PRODUCING PROTOCOLS
at three pieces of theatre by “zweite liga of kunst und kultur”
2012 I was invited to draw at at a three days staging/happening “Tagung der Kommune” (something like “Conference of the Commune”) in the function of one of the recorders. The happening was about writing a play in the moment of acting, which means discussing the ideals of a community, political action and about “the true (right) life in the wrong film” – and recording this. Every participant, every visitor and passer-by was instantly part of the play. Happened at Forum Stadtpark, Graz.
At the play “Chronik der vorbeilaufenden Ereignisse” (“Chronicle of events passing by”) in the summer of 2013 I protocolled all of performances. The setting was on the one side on a street, the Annenstrasse in Graz, on the other side in a store, where the audience was sitting, and a second layer of the play was happening. Aspects of “passing by”, literally and in the sense of extinction, was the essence of the play.
In autumn of the same year “Der Druckauftrag” was performed at the Volkshaus, Graz. It was about the difficulties of an office stuff writing an e-mail together with the concern: “It is over” an with the content of closing down the office. Topics like refusal and self empowerment were treated.
contribution to the exhibition “Ohne Start kein Ziel” (without start no goal) at “kunsthaus muerz”, Mürzzuschlag, 2016, curated by Sabina Hörtner. The exhibition deals with different aspects of travelling.
Reduce – Escape – Forget is an 8 page comic, on sheets of 70 x 100 cm, about crossing the border from Mexico to Guatemala in 1991. Civil war was going on in Guatemala, but the protagonists had other problems…
Within the exhibition I did the workshop “The box and a secret” with gifted young people from the region.
more about the exhibition (in german): kunsthaus muerz
A dance-performance by Veza Maria Fernandez Ramos und Christina Maria Lederhaas (Sámaheydi Sisters), shown at the Kunsthaus Graz in January 2016.
Costumes by Karin Heide and Edda Strobl.
Schrottwolf by Clemens Nestroy
Episode #3, is part of an ongoing story-collection about being on the road. Published as Kabinett-Heft #32, 2015. In collaboration with Helmut Kaplan.
The episode is a some sort of love story against the environmental background of rural labor.
Book-presentation and exhibition (2 paintings and a small b/w print in red light related to the story) at the KabinettPASSAGE, MQ21, Vienna on a cold evening in October, 2015.
“The village with the most beautiful flowers”, an installation for the exhibition “Topping out ceremony” at “Schaumbad – freies Atelierhaus Graz”, 2014.
At a certain time while building studiorooms into the big hall at Schaumbad ¹, the construction looked like a street in a village.
In rural areas of Austria a competition – which village is most beautifully decorated with flowers – is fought in summertime. This custom was the triggering point…
The installation consits of 80 cm long cases full of flowers arranged along the corridor, measuring the 40m exitpath to the new emergecy door. The perspective decrease in size makes the lengh of 40m imaginable.
¹ here you find a foto how the hall looked, when it was empty.
A collage out of drawings, done at the play “KRAMER AGAINST KRAMER stand-up-comedy-für-den-kommenden-aufstand” (stand-up-comedy-for-the-coming-revolt/rebellion) by the theatre- and performancegroup “zweite liga für kunst und kultur”, 2014. A play about stay lying down or standing up for action.
Published in the magazine “Malmö”, Vienna.
“All my Animals” was an installation in the exhibition “Am Südrand” (At The Southern Edge), Schaumbad – freies Atelierhaus for steirischer herbst, 2014.
The Schaumbad is located in the industrial area of southern Graz, the exhibition was about reasearching the area.
The installation ” All my Animals” was about wildlife in the exhibition space (a 1100m2 huge hall where a bottling plant once was situated) With the help of sausages and sensorcameras the nightlife of mice could be pictured.