Gesellschaftsspiele. The Art of Assembly: ASSEMBLISM (Jodi Dean, Jonas Staal & Florian Malzacher)

Professor for Political Science, Jodi Dean, and visual Artist, Jonas Staal, discuss the performative aspect of protests and assemblies for example the storming of Capitol Hill.
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OPEN CALL Residency and presentation at imagetanz 2022 at brut Handle with care selected by BEATE

Handle with care selected by BEATE will be a special edition during the festival imagetanz 2022 at brut. BEATE (Brut’s Engaged Audience as Theatre Experts) is the name of the audience club at brut, where engaged brut visitors attend rehearsals, showings and performances together to discuss and reflect about them, have talks with artists and experts and take part in brut’s season programming.
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Call for applications for WORX, a program to promote young artists that will start at the beginning of the 22/23 season at the Berliner Ensemble. The project is aimed at directors with a directorial diploma as well as lateral entrants from the independent scene, or cross-disciplinary artists from German-speaking, but also from the international theater area. Application until: November 12th

Gesellschaftsspiele. The Art of Assembly VIII: 10 YEARS OCCUPY WALL STREET (Judith Butler, Max Haiven & Florian Malzacher)

Judith Butler and Max Haiven were guests in the eight edition of "The Art of Assembly". The podcast is now available. The episode was created in cooperation with the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.
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Save the date – brut season starts from October 1st

with toxic dreams, Sara Lanner, Lau Lukkarila, Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir, Gin Müller & Denice Bourbon, Oleg Soulimenko, Doris Uhlich, Simon Mayer, Willi Dorner, Potpourri, Georg Blaschke & Jan Machacek, Florian Malzacher & The Art of Assembly, and many more

Gesellschaftsspiele. The Art of Assembly VII: Agonistic Gatherings (Didier Eribon, Chantal Mouffe & Florian Malzacher)

Chantal Mouffe and Didier Eribon were guests in the seventh edition of "The Art of Assembly". The podcast is now available. The episode was created in cooperation with the Wiener Festwochen.
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You can be BEATE, too!

Come join BEATE, the audience club at brut. BEATE is short for BRUT’S ENGAGED AUDIENCE as THEATRE EXPERTS – might sound complicated, but is actually pretty simple: BEATE joins rehearsals and creation processes of projects, opens a dialogue with artists and takes part in brut’s season programming.
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NEW ART ON ... LINE ALL SUMMER LONG: Today, in the Anthropocene, there seems to be nothing left untouched by humans. Dwindling species, thawing permafrost, landscapes of toxic trash: human impact appears all-encompassing. But the reverse is also true: nothing we get in touch with leaves us unchanged. (VIDEO)
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Inge Gappmaier – protect. there is no wind in geometrical worlds

NEW ART ON LINE ... ALL SUMMER LONG: In her dance piece protect., Inge Gappmaier creates a hypnotic atmosphere full of suspense by staging a duet with herself. Accompanied by an intensely uncanny soundscape, she stages questions regarding the isolated, narcissist self and its reflection in the digital world. (VIDEO)
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Karin Pauer & Aldo Giannotti – THE SCORE

NEW ART ON ... LINE ALL SUMMER LONG: Dance meets visual art in THE SCORE. Projected onto the floor, the minimalist black-and-white drawings by artist Aldo Giannotti create a choreographic score and movement guide. Karin Pauer, known among other things from her work in the performance company Liquid Loft, designs an artistic and social field for experimentation between art and choreography, joined by dancers Lau Lukkarila and Arttu Palmio. (VIDEO)
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Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson & Marina Poleukhina – eleven. each print in the mud fills with honey

NEW ART ON ... LINE ALL SUMMER LONG: Three female artists jump from a (sur)face and delve into the exciting worlds of Tarot: In eleven. each print in the mud fills with honey, Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson and Marina Poleukhina draw inspiration from one of the trump cards, reading into it with all their senses and sentiments, including the subconscious and irrational ones. They dance, they draw, and they interact with a number of different objects in permanent circulation. (VIDEO)
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Costas Kekis – Bounce

NEW ART ON ... LINE ALL SUMMER LONG: "Bounce" is a performative ritual of personal and collective repair. The group of five performers work through shared sensorial physical practices of emotional resilience, driven by the need to care, cure, withstand and thrive.
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Frans Poelstra – this body of stories. the lockdown version

NEW ART ON ... LINE ALL SUMMER LONG: In this video, Frans Poelstra tells the story of how he became a performer and dancer. For those who couldn't attend our last Sunday Screening, his entertaining story is now available online.
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Jan Machacek & Oliver Stotz – EWIGE 80er

NEW ART ON ... LINE ALL SUMMER LONG EWIGE 80er is a performative video that targets a time when fear of a nuclear catastrophe grew and in which a conservative backlash formed after the optimistic mood of the 1960s and 70s in the capitalist West. Jan Machacek and Oliver Stotz bring that time to life and ask what connects the spirit of the 80s with our society today.
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New Art on Air – Episode 4 feat. Gerhild Steinbuch

The Austrian author and dramaturge heads the Institute for Language Arts (Creative Writing) at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and is co-founder of the Freundliche Mitte and Nazis & Goldmund / Hydra collective. She talks to brut's artistic director Kira Kirsch about writing for the stage, the challenge of running a university institute, working in a collective and Austrian trash tv.
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imagetanz 2021 Julia Müllner – gathering bacteria in my carrier bag

NEW ART ON ... LINE ALL SUMMER LONG: Julia Müllner’s performance is centred around the process of fermentation, a way of microbial transformation and preservation. While microbes negotiate their symbiotic long-term relationships, tentacular dances of a romancing mite become intertwined with costume textures and pulsate performatively while squinting to the rhythm created by sound artist Christa Wall. (VIDEO)
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K3 Residency Programme 2022/2023 – Call for applications

K3 | Tanzplan Hamburg provides three paid eight-month residencies per season to choreographers, who are currently at the beginning of their career and have produced some choreographic work of their own. The residency begins in August and runs until April of the following year. The residency includes mentoring and dramaturgical, technical, and production related support. It moreover links the projects proposed by the choreographers in residence closely to the various other on-going programs of K3.
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Alex Franz Zehetbauer – AyH

NEW ART ON...LINE ALL SUMMER LONG: Beginning with an interest in spirals, AyH is a sonic experiment guided by the work and methods of the painter and mystic Hilma af Klint. It is a concert of acoustic paintings composed by several non-human musicians in collaboration with Alex Franz Zehetbauer and Christian Schröder. (VIDEO)

New Art on Air – Episode 3 feat. Christophe Slagmuylder

What is it like to create an international theater festival during a global pandemic? Kira Kirsch and Christophe Slagmuylder talk about his career, transformative experiences and his definition of a good theater festival. The conversation revolves around contemporary performing arts in Brussels in the 80ies and how to take care of oneself in a stressful job by hiking in the wild nature.
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Malika Fankha – AWOL. LAVA

The third music video in the series "AWOL" by Malika Fankha is online!
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THIS PLACE IS INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK: Art in public space by Frida Robles and Lasse Mouritzen

On May 10th, the installation "THIS PLACE IS INTENTIONALLY LEFT BLANK" by the artists Frida Robles and Lasse Mouritzen opened at the back of brut nordwest. The urban space with the new artwork can be visited until May 2022.
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Object trouvé with Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir – AIRY MATTERS

Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir talks about the book The Forgetting of Air in Martin Heidegger by Luce Irigaray that plays an important role in creating her upcoming project AIRY MATTERS, which will be presented at brut nordwest in autumn 2021.
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FREISCHWIMMEN – Platform for performance and theatre

FREISCHWIMMEN is an international exchange and production platform for young groups and artists* from theatre and performance. It is supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, HochX München, LOFFT – DAS THEATER Leipzig, Schwankhalle Bremen, Sophiensæle Berlin, and Theater Rampe Stuttgart.
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Malika Fankha – AWOL. ODE

The new music video "AWOL. ODE" by Malika Fankha is out now!
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Looks like it has begun V – Center for the independent theater, dance and performance scene

On Monday, April 19, the new brut nordwest venue and the planned center for the independent theater, dance and performance scene were presented to the media by Executive City Councillor for Cultural Affairs and Science Veronica Kaup-Hasler and brut director Kira Kirsch – due to covid-19 in a small group of persons. We collect videos and media reactions to the appointment here – enjoy reading!
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Our current poster subjects by photographer Kanghee Kim combine magical moments from everyday life with modern surrealism.
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Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien
Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße), Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)

October 2021
Lau Lukkarila
kneading to the 3rd millennia
November 2021
Denice Bourbon and Gin Müller present
November 2021
Sodom Vienna
November 2021
Oleg Soulimenko
Immortality Day
November 2021
With Merve Bedir, Benjamin Foerster-Baldenius / raumlabor berlin & Marina Otero Verzier. Hosted by Florian Malzacher
Gesellschaftsspiele – The Art of Assembly XI in cooperation with Goethe-Institut / Performing Architecture
November 2021
Simon Mayer
Bones & Wires
December 2021
Willi Dorner
come from somewhere go anywhere
December 2021
4 A.M.
December 2021
With Frédérique Aït-Touati (Paris) & andcompany&Co. (Berlin) Hosted by Florian Malzacher
The Art of Assembly XII
December 2021
Georg Blaschke / Jan Machacek / M.A.P. Vienna
Giotto’s Corridor

Online Livestream via brut-wien.at

October 2021
With Ahmed Al-Nawas (Helsinki), Nora Sternfeld (Vienna/Hamburg) & Sarah Waterfeld / Staub zu Glitzer (Berlin) Hosted by Florian Malzacher
Gesellschaftsspiele. The Art of Assembly IX – in cooperation with BIT Teatergarasjen Bergen/Norwegen
November 2021
With Anna Clara Basilicò / Rise Up For Climate Justice (Venice) & Antonio Negri (Paris) Moderiert von Marco Baravalle
Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly X in cooperation with Goethe-Institut / Performing Architecture

Schauspielhaus Wien / brut nordwest

Porzellangasse 19, 1090 Vienna / Nordwestbahnstraße 8 – 10, 1200 Vienna

September - November 2021

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Burgring 7, 1010 Wien
U-Bahn: U2, U3 (Volkstheater) Tram: 1, 2, 46,, 71, D (Volkstheater) Bus: 48A (Volkstheater)

November 2021
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October 2021
Freundliche Mitte
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Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
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