Sööt/Zeyringer is an artist duo that collaborates since 2012 and creates performative work situated at the intersection of visual arts, dance and theatre. Their live performances and video works are based on movement and language which are combined in rhythmical and poetic structures. In their work they try to find beauty, poetry, wit and absurdity in every-day acts, language and objects. By putting seemingly insignificant moments into a new context, Sööt/Zeyringer’s work speaks about larger matters.
Their works have been presented at brut Vienna, Tanzquartier Vienna, Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava Tallinn, Schauspiel Köln, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich and National Dance Center Bucharest among others. They received the ImPulsTanz TURBO residency, the Tanz*Hotel residency, the transeuropa Work Residency and an appreciation award by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Their performance “lonely lonely” was awarded the Performing Arts Award by the Federal Chancellery of Austria and the Young Stoff award by the Stockholm Fringe.
Dorothea Zeyringer, born 1989, lives and works in Vienna. She graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna in the department of Performative Art and studied at the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin as well as Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. For her diploma work, that was developed together with Tiina Sööt, she received an appreciation award by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She was a danceWEB scholarship holder in 2017 and was granted with the Startstipendium by the Federal Chancellery Austria.
Tiina Sööt (born 1986 in Tartu, Estonia) is a performance artist and a visual artist. With the background of ecology and theatre research (bachelor) Tiina received MA in performative arts at Estonian Academy of Arts (2013). She has also studied at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Involved in the artist duo Sööt/Zeyringer and developing a documentary performance practice with Aet Kuusik. Through various projects collaborating with her sister Mai Sööt.