Director Thomas J. Jelinek and composer Jorge Sánchez-Chiong will join up with a number of other artists and scientists to hold a public brain wash at the laundrette of the 5th district social housing complex Matteottihof. The audience will get the chance to explore various settings and equipment ranging from a brain scanner to eye-tracking glasses accentuated by a electronic live music set by composer Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, turning the laundrette into a communal self-cleaning service. What might sound like dystopian science-fiction will soon grow into an analysis of present-day politics, communication processes and our perception of them as well as their cognitive impact.
For about an hour, visitors will gather in small groups to plunge into a unique wash, exploring a series of micro-performative media and music installations. Piece by piece, the individual elements will assemble to form a cumulative space of clinical self-analysis. An audio-visual resonance chamber of present-day world perception staged by Jelinek and composed by Sánchez-Chiong will then come alive to be grasped both physically and psychologically as music, sounds, technical trial procedures and voices from exploratory processes of the human species overlap.
Kunst-LABor, a collaborative art laboratory for the exploration of the concept of entropy in the present, places special focus on political processes of media manipulation and everyday life as a factor of informational entropy. Laundrette – Entropy is one stop in a large-scale project revolving around entropy that has been presented at Ars Electronica, Transmediale Berlin, Musiktheatertage Wien and several other places.
Thomas J. Jelinek is a director and transdisciplinary conceptual artist, dramaturge and curator. In his projects, he works on the production of lab-type spaces for discourse and spatial installations. He is the artistic director and founder of NOMAD-theatre, LABfactory and co-founder of MESSING-network and Liquid Loft. Jelinek has been honoured with numerous awards, including the Kunststückepreis awarded by Austrian Television and, as part of Liquid Loft, the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale.
Jorge Sánchez-Chiong is a freelance composer and turntablist who works in Vienna. He studied musical composition and jazz theory at the Vienna Music University. Today, Sánchez-Chiong collaborates with improvisers, performers, video artists and directors. His compositions have been performed in Europe, the United States, Asia and Australia.
Visitors enter the installation in small groups. A visit runs 60 minutes minimum. Please book your ticket for an admission time at 8 pm, 8.30 pm, 9 pm or 9.30 pm. As the number of tickets is limited per time slot, we recommend to buy the ticket in advance in the brut online shop.
The event at Matteottihof can be reached via the entrance Fendigasse 33 - 37 1050 Wien. Please take entrance Tor 37.
With public transport:
S-Bahn: Station Matzleinsdorfer Platz
Bus: 14A Station Fendigasse
Tram: Linien 6, 18, 62 – Station Eichenstraße
Badner Bahn: Station Eichenstraße
Bus: 12A – Station Siebenbrunnenfeldgasse
Premiere party on 5 April, from 10:30 pm at Tapete Bar, Zentagasse 14, 1050 Wien
(the restaurant is aleady open from 6:30 pm)
Get together on 6 and 7 April, from 10:30 pm at Mutzenbacher Pub & Bar, Ullmannstraße 51, 1150 Wien
(the restaurant is aleady open from 6 pm)
Thomas J. Jelinek, artistic director
Jorge Sánchez-Chiong, soundscape and composition
Roma Janus/ROCONCEPT, production manager
acteurs, artists, experts
Prof. Dr. Margarete Jahrmann, professor for game design, Züricher Hochschule der Künste; guest professor for digital arts, die Angewandte Wien
Prof. Dr. Stefan Glasauer, institute for neurology, research department of the Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich
Aiko Kazuko Kurosaki, perfomer and choreographer
Magdalena Chowaniec, perfomer and choreographer
Anna Mendelssohn, performer and actress, psychology
Louise Linsenbolz, performer and logistics director
Clemens Ptacek, performer and installation
Chris Veigl, performer and installation
Magnus Wurtzer, performer and installation
Thomas Wagensommerer, lector for experimental media, FH St. Pölten; performer and video installation
Peter Koger, video artist, visualist, lector at die Angewandte Wien, institute for media arts
Acteurs: Mircan Adtacan, Beritan Balci, Vanja Fuchs, Tanja Hinterhölzl, Kaira-Anna Kurosaki, Melitta Perc, Sarah Pertl
A co-production by NOMAD.theatre and brut Wien, MediaOpera, MTTW – Musiktheatertage Wien, Tanzquartier Wien, ZENTRALWERK Dresden. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Austrian Federal Chancellor’s Office (Department of Culture and Arts), SKE Fonds and the District Authority of Margareten. In cooperation with Wohn-Partner Wien and Wiener Wohnen. Thanks to Wohn-Partner Wien and Wiener Wohnen.
brut at Waschsalon at Matteottihof
Siebenbrunnenfeldgasse 26, 1050 Vienna
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna
Subway: U1, U2 (Praterstern), U4 (Friedensbrücke), U6 (Dresdnerstraße) Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße) Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)
Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna
Subway: U3 (Stephansplatz), U4 (Stadtpark),Tram: 1, 2, 71, D, U2Z (Oper, Karlsplatz)
Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
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