In Shiny, shiny... post-processed wraiths from the Factory produce their own screen tests in a game of deceptions, a puzzle of glaring full-totals and extreme close-ups. Light and shadow appear to defend their bullheaded independence to the sound of a Velvet Underground feedback that's coupled to the now, while far at back you can hear faint voices from Chelsea Girls. Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable has turned into an imploding anti-spectacle.
The mirror has always been seen as a medium of both truthfulness and deceit. Moreover, if held up to someone, it is supposed to lead to self-awareness. Today a few clicks on the smartphone reflect, transform, distribute, send and share our outwards appearance and inner feelings of self-worth. Shiny, shiny... is the first part of the Imploding Portraits Inevitable series of performances, which confront the current media-guided self-optimization with its own history's avatar.
Celebrities, drag queens, models, critics, curators, art-collectors, or poets: they all laid their very selves bare in 3 minute close- ups. Behind the camera back then was Andy Warhol, shooting portraits of their most intimate moments.
Liquid Loft was founded in 2005 by choreographer Chris Haring together with musician Andreas Berger, dancer Stephanie Cumming and dramaturgue Thomas Jelinek. In their performances and installations, Liquid Loft interconnect contemporary dance directly with other forms of contemporary art, in order to create a cohesive all-embracing piece of art.Their idiosyncratic visual and formal language, their distinctive acoustic stage-sets and professional dance production have earned Liquid Loft international recognition and awards like the Golden Lion for Best Performance at the 2007 Biennale in Venice.
In April, Tanzquartier Wien and brut join forces for FEEDBACK and present a common selection of dance and performances made in Austria. International curators as well as the local audience can get an overview over current productions from the free dance and performance scene and discover quite some insider tips from the perspective of Tanzquartier Wien and brut.
Dance, Choreograpy Luke Baio, Stephanie Cumming, Katharina Meves, Anna Maria Nowak, Arttu Palmio, Karin Pauer Artistic Direction, Choreography Chris Haring Composition, Sound Andreas Berger Light Design, Scenography Thomas Jelinek Costume Julia Cepp Theory, Text Stefan Grissemann Stage Management Roman Harrer Light Design Assistance Sveta Schwin Documentation/Photos Michael Loizenbauer Distribution Line Rousseau & Marion Gauvent, A PROPIC Production Management Marlies Pucher Co-production Tanzquartier Wien & Liquid Loft Supported by MA7 Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien (Cultural Department of the City of Vienna) and BKA Bundeskanzleramt Kunst & Kultur (Austrian Federal Chancellery Arts & Culture)
TQW / Halle G, at Museumsquartier
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna