Philipp Gehmacher

Die Dinge der Welt

Leopold Museum, at Museumsquartier
Performance / Dance / Visual arts no spoken words
FEEDBACK 2017
{contemporary dance} {performance} {visual art}
, © Eva Würdinger

Philipp Gehmacher - Die Dinge der Welt

, © Eva Würdinger

Philipp Gehmacher - Die Dinge der Welt

The title Die Dinge der Welt [The Things of the World] says: everything. It uses a terminology and language that perhaps currently seems old-fashioned. The title is big and tells of the desire to create and understand connections. The title is a challenge, a presumption and an excessive demand! The things of the world are not comprehensible. Or they no longer exist. Or they have become too many. They have turned into situations and constellations, materiality and manifestation, and then again new realities. In view of the chaos, order seems like a naive pipe dream.

So what world is being talked about here, and what things? Gehmacher analyses questions of connections, and also one’s own location in them. When terms like thing and world, time and space, object and subject lose their relevance and different “realities” become the foundations of life, then perhaps the ubiquitous idea of the “transience” of this world should be accorded more regard.

Perhaps it is exactly these questions and the desire to understand this urgent craving that permits him to make a fresh attempt to define an attitude that absorbs the present but also opposes something to it. Perhaps in this work it is a question of just experiencing one’s own position, again gaining ground and accepting that an overview or even control of the things of the world seems impossible.

Philipp Gehmacher lives in Vienna and works locally and internationally. He is a choreographer and dancer. His works explore movements and actions inscribed in the body and lead to research fields such as gesture, space and contact. Between 2007 and 2012, alongside numerous choreographic works, there were also collaborations with Meg Stuart and Vladimir Miller, which gave rise to stage works and video installations (dead reckoning, 2009, the fault lines, 2010). Since 2008 he has developed the lecture performance walk+talk (http://oralsite.be/pages/Walk_Talk_Documents) and has been concerned with language, speech and expression (SAY SOMETHING, 2013). Since 2011 there have been exhibitions and video works (my shapes, your words, their grey, 2013). Gehmacher’s focus is currently on work on objects and materials and the design of walk-in spaces (der grauraum). Since 2014 Gehmacher has also been part of the Sculpture and Space class at the University of Applied Art, Vienna. He received the renowned Jerwood Choreography Award and the Austrian Advancement Award for Dance from the Austrian Ministry of Education, Art and Culture. In 2016 Gehmacher presented new sculptural works and performances in Salzburg in the Museum der Moderne, in Graz for the Steirischer Herbst festival, in Helsinki at the Baltic Circle International Theatre Festival and in Sydney at the Sydney Biennale.

In April, Tanzquartier Wien and brut join forces for FEEDBACK and present a common selection of dance and performances made in Austria. International curators as well as the local audience can get an overview over current productions from the free dance and performance scene and discover quite some insider tips from the perspective of Tanzquartier Wien and brut.

Credits

Concept, Performance, Space, Objects Philipp Gehmacher Space, Objects Astrid Wagner Dramaturgy Vladimir Miller Composition, Sound Gérald Kurdian Costume Johannes Schweiger Documentation Eva Würdinger Production Stephanie Leonhardt

Produced by: Philipp Gehmacher / Mumbling Fish. Co-produced by: steirischer herbst, Tanzquartier Wien. With the support of: MA 7 – Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien

Dates & Tickets

April 2017

Wed. 26.04.2017, 18:30
Leopold Museum 20 € / 14 €

Leopold Museum, at Museumsquartier
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

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brut all over Vienna

brut nordwest

accessible

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

March 2024
Claire Lefèvre
LOIE (is a fire that cannot be extinguished)
March 2024
kinderhände association with Pam Eden
Austrian sign language – Introducing, mediating, integrating in artistic practice
March 2024
Transformative Narratives (Lena Kuzmich, Tony Wagner & Guests)
Choir of Kin – Installation
March 2024
Transformative Narratives (Lena Kuzmich, Tony Wagner & Guests)
Choir of Kin – performance
March 2024
Tanja Erhart & Julischka Stengele, Pam Eden, Eva Egermann & Cordula Thym, Katharina ‘Senki’ Senk, Liv Schellander, Noa Winter
The Art of Access: Creating access, Shaping accessibility
March 2024
Katharina ‘Senki’ Senk and Theresa ‘Ray’ Scheinecker
A Tactile Introduction into the installation Choir of Kin
March 2024
Matteo Haitzmann with Arthur Fussy & Judith Schwarz
Make it count
March 2024
Noa Winter
Artistic Accessibility– Institutional Ableism, Privileges, and the Removal of Barriers
March 2024
isocialbutterflyy x bossschnuffi
imagetanz Closing Party

brut at Metro Kinokulturhaus

accessible

Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna
Subway: U3 (Stephansplatz), U4 (Stadtpark),Tram: 1, 2, 71, D, U2Z (Oper, Karlsplatz)

brut at WUK performing arts

barrierefrei

Währinger Straße 59, 1090 Vienna
Subway: U6 (Währinger Straße / Volksoper), Tram: 40, 41, 42 (Währinger Straße / Volksoper), 5, 33 (Spitalgasse), 37, 38, 40, 41, 42 (Spitalgasse / Währinger Straße)

March 2024
Ceylan Öztrük
Wearing the Angles, Kissing the Room

studio brut

not accessible

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

March 2024
Yoh Morishita
Chrysalis
March 2024
Mads Floor Andersen
Bound [Earthbound Series]

brut nordwest – rehearsal space

not accessible

Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna

March 2024
Handle with care featuring HUGGY BEARS Part 1 & 2
March 2024
Handle with care featuring HUGGY BEARS part 3 & 4