Michikazu Matsune

Dance, if you want to enter my country!

brut
Performance / Dance in English
{globalization paranoia} {moustache} {dance meets visual art}

An allen Vorstellungstagen ab 19 Uhr

Towards the other side of the world
Exhibition featuring works by Eva Engelbert, Aldo Giannotti, Murat Gök, Marlene Hausegger, Leopold Kessler, Michikazu Matsune, Patricia Reed, Jun Yang.

Friday, 12 February after the performance

Doin' it Right!
A party with legal drugs, drinks and music featuring Pablo Chiereghin, miss greg, Maxim Ilyukhin, Michikazu Matsune, Elsa Okazaki.

, © Michikazu Matsune

Michikazu Matsune - Dance, if you want to enter my country!

, © Michikazu Matsune

Michikazu Matsune - Dance, if you want to enter my country!

, © Maximilian Pramatarov

Michikazu Matsune - Dance, if you want to enter my country

, © Maximilian Pramatov

Michikazu Matsune - Dance, if you want to enter my country!

, © Maximlian Pramatarov

Michikazu Matsune - Dance, if you want to enter my country!

, © Maximilian Pramatarov

Michikazu Matsune - Dance, if you want to enter my country!

, © Maximilian Pramaratov

Michikazu Matsune - Dance, if you want to enter my country!

Earth is a sphere. Almost. There are little cracks here and there. With his performance Dance, if you want to enter my country! and the associated exhibition, Vienna-based performance artist Michikazu Matsune addresses our modern globalised society with all its entanglements and contradictions and the physical and psychological barriers that exist on all levels.

The starting point for the project is a story the American modern dance artist Abdur Rahim Jackson experienced on his world tour with the famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 2008. When he arrived at Tel Aviv Airport, immigration officers showed him to an extra room where they subjected him to meticulous examination. Then they asked him to dance for them in that room. By doing so, he was supposed to prove that dancing was actually his profession and thereby allay any suspicion his Muslim first name had raised. In Dance, If You Want to Enter My Country!, Vienna-based artist and choreographer Michikazu Matsune approaches this utterly bizarre but true story in a highly personal manner. The performance sheds a new light on the dark side of globalisation paranoia with its suspicion profiling and surveillance craving.

Michikazu Matsune’s works meander between dance, performance and visual art and are often characterised by absurdist approaches and subtle humour. For brut, Matsune has produced quite a number of projects in the past few years, most recently the performance Objective Point of View in collaboration with his Russian fellow artist Maxim Ilyukhin.

10 to 13 February, from 7 pm

Towards the other side of the world

Exhibition featuring works by Eva Engelbert, Aldo Giannotti, Murat Gök, Marlene Hausegger, Leopold Kessler, Michikazu Matsune, Patricia Reed, Jun Yang

As an addition to the performance Dance, if you want to enter my country!, Michikazu Matsune has curated the group exhibition Towards the other side of the world. On display are works by international artists dealing with different views on issues such as borders, class distinctions and the idea of the existence of two sides. Using quite varying methods, the exhibits poetically explore political questions of our time.

The exhibition opens one hour before each show and can be also visited immediately after the shows. The performance ticket is valid for both the exhibition and the performance.

 

Credits

Performance
Michikazu Matsune

Artistic assistance
Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir

Text
Michikazu Matsune, Jun Yang

Photo
Elsa Okazaki

Video editing
Maximilian Pramatarov

Rehearsal assistance
Mzamo Nondlwana, Dorothea Zeyringer

A co-production by Michikazu Matsune with brut Wien, SZENE Salzburg and KYOTO EXPERIMENT. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

Dates & Tickets

February 2016

Wed. 10.02.2016, 20:00
brut 16 € / 12 € / 8 €

Thu. 11.02.2016, 20:00
brut 16 € / 12 € / 8 €

Fri. 12.02.2016, 20:00
brut 16 € / 12 € / 8 €

Sat. 13.02.2016, 20:00
brut 16 € / 12 € / 8 €

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