Sööt/Zeyringer

Other Mother

brut nordwest
Performance World premiere in English
{Maternal love} {Care work} {Shit moms}

In Other Mother, a mother and a non-mother explore the idea of motherhood. They take a look at ‘other mothers’ – women who deviate from the standard paths of motherhood, because they are perceived as too young, too old, too sexy, too selfless, too adventurous, too independent, or too difficult. Sööt/Zeyringer have researched historical events and every-day situations to uncover hidden realities of otherness in motherhood. Some of the ‘unseemly’ mothers became victims of their circumstances, others could be called monsters, and some were just, well, not all perfect.

, © Mani Froh

Sööt/Zeyringer – Other Mother

, © Mani Froh

Sööt/Zeyringer – Other Mother

, © Mani Froh

Sööt/Zeyringer – Other Mother

, © Mani Froh

Sööt/Zeyringer – Other Mother

, © Mani Froh

Sööt/Zeyringer – Other Mother

, © Mani Froh

Sööt/Zeyringer – Other Mother

, © Mani Froh

Sööt/Zeyringer – Other Mother

, © Mani Froh

Sööt/Zeyringer – Other Mother

, © Sööt/Zeyringer

Sööt/Zeyringer – Other Mother 

, © Sööt/Zeyriinger

Sööt/Zeyringer – Other Mother

, © Daniela Grabosch & Sööt/Zeyringer

Sööt/Zeyringer – Other Mother

Deconstructing found texts and images, Tiina Sööt and Dorothea Zeyringer assemble a collection of mothers who put themselves first; mothers who give too much; mothers who refuse motherhood; mothers who go to space; and mothers who are literally made of shit. This delicate and angry performance dares to speak up about issues like unpaid care work, reproductive injustices, biological concepts of maternal love, and the absence of fathers.

Tiina Sööt and Dorothea Zeyringer have been collaborating since 2012 under the label Sööt/Zeyringer. At the intersection of visual arts and choreography, their performances deal with socially relevant as well as personal topics in a poetic and humorous way. Their most recent works looked at stereotypes of women in theatre, explored female rage and documented some forgotten heroines of slapstick. Sööt/Zeyringer’s pieces have been shown, for example, at brut Wien, Tanzquartier Wien, the Wiener Festwochen, SOPHIENSÆLE, Berlin, and Schwankhalle Bremen.

www.sootzeyringer.com

Tiina Sööt lives and works in Vienna. She has a master’s degree in performative arts from the Estonian Art Academy and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Dorothea Zeyringer studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and at the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin. She lives and works in Vienna.

Credits

Concept, research, and artistic execution Sööt/Zeyringer Performance Tiina Sööt, Dorothea Zeyringer Set, costume, and graphic design Daniela Grabosch Artistic advisors and outside eyes Nora Jacobs, Claudia Lomoschitz

Funded by the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Art, Culture, Civil Service and Sport.

Dates & Tickets

The performance on May 8 will be followed by an artist talk (moderated by Stephanie Misa). 

May 2023

Sat. 06.05.2023, 20:00
Choose your price €22 / €16 / €11

Mon. 08.05.2023, 20:00
Choose your price €22 / €16 / €11 / *Followed by an artist talk (moderated by Stephanie Misa)

Tue. 09.05.2023, 20:00
Choose your price €22 / €16 / €11

Wed. 10.05.2023, 20:00
Choose your price €22 / €16 / €11

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Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna

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