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Artwork Season 2022/23

Our current subjects by photographer AnaHell depict creatures that transcend the purely human and reveal the absurdity of the ordinary.
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Dance till you drop: Teenage brut celebrates it's 15th birthday with Powerjam & A party called JACK

15 years of performance, dance and theater! Artists, audience, friends and companions from 15 years were invited to celebrate brut! According to the teenage years, the party was accompanied by the roller skate community Powerjam. For the roller disco, the concrete floor of brut nordwest was transformed into a dance floor for dancing on eight wheels. Also off the roller skate rink, people celebrated to the sound of the artists' collective A party called JACK. Christine Miess captured the atmosphere for us in these pictures.
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Behind the scenes – brut Artwork 2022/23

For our current artwork, photographer AnaHell came to Vienna to shoot new photos on the area of brut nordwest. AnaHell often uses the human body as fluid material that can transform into beings that transcend the purely human. Her images reveal the absurdity of the ordinary, creating a parallel reality where the real and the surreal collide. Here we show some impressions from the photo shoot in autumn.
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Gesellschaftsspiele. The Art of Assembly – ARCHITECTURES OF HOSPITALITY

Hospitality – with all its seeming generosity – is a complex concept: Who is invited into our societies, our assemblies? What are the relationships between guests and hosts? Is unconditional hospitality possible? The architecture of public space, the infrastructures of coming together, the borders and thresholds around them inform how we come together, what is prevented from happening, what is possible.
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OPEN CALL – HUGGY BEARS MENTORING PROGRAM 2023

Bears in the Park is looking for innovative Vienna-based artists and collectives who want to join the next round of the Huggy Bears Mentoring Program. The program is designed for upcoming artists who are either already working in the performance art scene and/or dance or are motivated to enlarge their previous practice with performance art. This way a special transdisciplinary learning atmosphere is created which enables a shared knowledge transfer. Application: November 6th 2022
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Nestroy-nominated group toxic dreams comes to brut nordwest with new project starting October 21st

The Viennese group toxic dreams and the set designer Paul Horn are nominated for the Nestroy Award for Best Set Design with the production "The Art of Asking your Boss for a Raise". The co-production of toxic dreams and brut premiered in October 2021 at brut nordwest. The next co-production of toxic dreams with brut will premiere again at brut on October 21, 2022 – this time in collaboration with the Rabtaldirndln.
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OPEN CALL Residency imagetanz 2023

With Handle with care selected by BEATE two artists or groups receive the opportunity to complete a 2-week residency during the festival imagetanz in March 2023 at brut and will open their working process in a presentation to the public at the end of the residency. Application deadline: October 2nd 2022
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You can be BEATE, too

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. Please register until September 18th
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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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Casting for Feature Film

Catsing Call for feature length film. The shoot will take place in February 2023 in Vienna and will be carried out by a very small team (consisting mostly of FLINTA* persons). No acting experience is required. The team is not looking for a specific profile or kind of person. They rather want to continue developing the characters of this film in close collaboration with the performers, taking their own backgrounds and experiences into account.
Wiener Festwochen
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Casting Call Wiener Festwochen project 2023

The Wiener Festwochen is looking for candidates to be part of the performing team for the opera production Lulu directed by Marlene Monteiro Freitas, applications until: September 23rd
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Gesellschaftsspiele. The Art of Assembly IX – REASSEMBLING INSTITUTIONS (Ahmed Al-Nawas, Nora Sternfeld, Sarah Waterfeld / Staub zu Glitzer & Florian Malzacher)

Can institutions be driving forces of change? Or are they doomed to be bastions of the status quo, capable of slow reforms at best? Arguments about institutions, instituting and institutionalizing are at the core of many progressive movements. But what would it actually mean to imagine institutions in a radical democratic way? How can we understand museums, theatres, galleries, festivals, biennales as assemblies – not only symbolically but by consequently re-negotiating their organizational structures?
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Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly – Shifting Power: When Grassroot Movements Win Elections (With Athena Athanasiou (Zoom), Teodor Celakoski, Marcelo Expósito & Florian Malzacher

In this edition of The Art of Assembly in cooperation with cultural worker and activist Teodor Celakoski (HR), Artist, activist and former member of the Spanish parliament Marcelo Expósito (ES) and philosopher Athena Athanasiou (GR) give insides in movements in their countries.
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Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly – Parliaments of Things and Beings (with Alexander Karschnia / andcompany&Co., Eva von Redecker & Florian Malzacher)

In this episode of The Art of Assembly, which took place in April 2022 at brut nordwest, the theatre group andcompany&Co. praises the intelligence of insects and considers renaming itself ANTCOMPANY, while philosopher Eva von Redecker proposes a “revolution for life” in order to escape the prison of capitalism and find new forms of solidarity: Care instead of domination, regeneration instead of utilization, participation instead of exploitation.
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Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly – AUDIENCE AS ALLIES, WITNESSES, AND ENEMIES With Claire Bishop, Tania Bruguera & Ann Liv Young Hosted by Florian Malzacher

In cooperation with Goethe Institute New York, this edition of The Art of Assembly l looks at radical approaches to audiences, turning them from spectators into participants, witnesses, collaborators, and enemies.
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Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly X – THE POLITICS OF MULTITUDE: ASSEMBLY AS STRATEGY (Anna Clara Basilicò / Rise Up For Climate Justice, Antonio Negri & Marco Baravalle)

In Cooperation with Münchner Kammerspiele, this edition of The Art of Assembly looks at how architecture shapes decision-making – and at what alternatives there might be.
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Aerowaves Twenty23 Open Call

Apply now to become an Aerowaves Artist! Aerowaves is a hub for dance discovery in Europe with a network of partners in 33 countries. The network is looking for the next Twenty talented emerging choreographers based in Europe. You can now apply to become a Twenty23 artist with the opportunity to have your work presented at the Spring Forward festival next year in Dublin (Ireland), and also by many of our Aerowaves partners around Europe.
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Katharina Senk & Tanja Erhart – j_e_n_g_a. The Movie

j_e_n_g_a – The Movie is a multi-lingual dance-film in which Tanja Erhart, her two crutches and Katharina Senk explore the juicyness of pleasure, interdependence and intersectional feminism in multi-sensorial perspectives. The film contains interactive parts in which the viewers have options to choose from and to guide the film while diving into their very own pleasure feelings.
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Interview with Stina Fors: Experimental vocal techniques

The performance artist Stina Fors transforms her mouth into a theatre. In the interview you can learn more about her understanding of communication, her needs for a rehearsal process and the power of imagination.
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Rough Translation – Grob gesagt: Krieg Edition 3 with Kateryna Kalytko (Recording in Ukrainian & German)

Readings & talks with Ukrainian poets. A cooperation of the Institute of Sprachkunst in cooperation with brut and the Literaturhaus Vienna. Kateryna Kalytko was the guestof the third edition.
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Rough Translation – Grob gesagt: Krieg Edition 2 with Iryna Tsilyk (Recording in Ukrainian & German)

Readings & talks with Ukrainian poets. A cooperation of the Institute of Sprachkunst in cooperation with brut and the Literaturhaus Vienna. Iryna Tsilyk was the guestof the second edition.
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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)
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imagetanz 2022 Opening

The imagetanz festival 2022 opened with SHE LEGEND by Rykena/Jüngst on March 4th and at brut nordwest and all over Vienna the motto until March 26th is: Feed the Dance! Christine Miess captured the impressions in beautiful pictures for us.
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Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly XII. PITFALLS OF REPRESENTATION: ASSEMBLIES IN THEATRE

The 12th edition of The Art of Assembly looks at the often productive, often ambivalent relationship between art and activism. Guets: Milo Rau, School of Resistance & The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination
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Art Work imagetanz 2022 – recipes that move your body

This year's imagetanz subjects by Maisie Cousins combine the beautiful with the grotesque.
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Andrea Gunnlaugsdóttir – AIRY MATTERS

“By using up the air for telling, without ever telling of air itself”– Luce Irigary, "The Forgetting of Air in Martin Heidegger"
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brut Artwork Season 2021/22

Our current subjects by photographer Chase Middleton re-enact stories from life.
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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
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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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Oleg Soulimenko & Jasmin Hoffer – BEAUTY OF MESS TRASH AND UNKNOWN DESIRES

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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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.
© Foto: Max Bohm
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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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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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STANDARD plus E-Paper Abonnement

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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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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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brut all over Vienna

brut nordwest

accessible

Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien
Subway: U1, U2 (Praterstern), U4 (Friedensbrücke), U6 (Dresdnerstraße) Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße) Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)

December 2022
Veza Fernández
Behind my four walls I call you my friend
December 2022
Simon Mayer
Bones & Wires
December 2022
VIENNA IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA
Raum – Dynamik – Utopie
January 2023
Denice Bourbon and Gin Müller present
SODOM VIENNA REVUE
January 2023
klingt.org
23jahre.klingt.org
January 2023
Freundliche Mitte
Tattooing the Earth
January 2023
Freundliche Mitte
Open Archive (installation) / Protocolling Demolition (talk)
January 2023
Freundliche Mitte
Open Archive (installation) / Deromanticize nature (talk)
January 2023
Freundliche Mitte
Fighting in Contaminated Spaces – Fieldwork with Freundliche Mitte
January 2023
Asher O'Gorman
stroke all the colours out of the sky
February 2023
Henrike Iglesias
FLAMES TO DUST

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna

not accessible

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
Subway: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)

December 2022
Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson & Zoumana Meїté
through which they have wandered
February 2023
Alex Franz Zehetbauer with Christian Schröder
AyH (stage version)
February 2023
Roland Rauschmeier
Assessment

brut at Weltmuseum Wien

accessible

Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna
Subway: U3 (Volkstehater) Tram: 1, 2, 46, 71, D (Volkstheater) Bus: 48A (Volkstheater)

December 2022
Stefanie Sourial & Hyo Lee
Colonial Cocktail