Alex Bailey

Dad Bods

Handle with care Special

Pernerstorfergasse 5, 1100 Wien
Dance / Specials / Meeting point studio visit in English
imagetanz 2017 brut Extras
{black humour} {idolised father figures} {meet the artist}

WTKB Studio, Pernerstorfergasse 5, 3rd floor, 1100 Vienna

, © Acharya Hargreaves

Alex Bailey - Dad Bods

The regular Handle with Care format at brut involves inviting audiences and colleagues to see initial sketches and talks, opening rehearsal processes and creating room for dialogue and exchange. Artists try out parts of their works in front of a limited audience in order to receive feedback, turning the spectactors into accomplices. During the imagetanz festival, there will be two special editions of Handle with Care: In one of them, performer Alex Bailey invites the audience to a studio visit, allowing peeks into how he develops and creates his pieces.

Alex Bailey’s current research centres around the phenomenon of the “dad body”, the slightly overweight, middle-aged male body. Using a lot of black humour and self-deprecation, Alex Bailey points out how this body shape that was once deemed unattractive is now rerepresented as desirable. He presents his visitors with several techniques to counter such misleading hopes and the idolisation of the father figure, ranging from orgasmic massage techniques all the way to a penis puppet show.

British artist Alex Bailey lives in Vienna and has worked in the field of dance and performance since 2015. Together with Krõõt Juurak, he even gained experience in performing for cats and dogs. For his performance Dad Bods, he has appropriated erotic techniques to dissolve the ego and the phallic identity. Another product of his work is the published book How to Lose 10 Pounds.

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Created by and featuring: Alex Bailey


Dates & Tickets

March 2017

Sun. 05.03.2017, 15:00
WTKB Studio 3 €

Tue. 07.03.2017, 15:00
WTKB Studio 3 €

Sat. 11.03.2017, 15:00
WTKB Studio 3 €

Pernerstorfergasse 5, 1100 Wien
Pernerstorfergasse 5, 1100 Wien


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