In her project WE WILL NOT LET YOU GO, artist Fanni Futterknecht stages tableau-like situations and performative visual moments together with a group of performers in the Nordbahn-Halle. These sequences and pictures are based primarily on media images of protests, demonstrations and manifestations. By using graphic text fragments and minimalist performative actions, Futterknecht and her performers abstract these ideological moments and transfer them into choreographed poetic scenes, formed by moving, standing or lying bodies in the space.
WE WILL NOT LET YOU GO explores the subject constructions within our European society and depicts both moments of perceived commonality and the isolation of the individual. The focal questions of the project are the visualisation of intralingual and group hierarchical power structures, dynamics and modes of expression as well as symbolic appropriation of space and social control. Holding up plates and signs, the performers repeatedly form new groups of “soundless speakers”, inviting the observers to listen to their own voices and thereby become readers.
Fanni Futterknecht studied fine arts and video at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and scenic arts in the Essai programme of the CNDC at Angers in France. In her work, she uses various media, including video, performance and installations.
Artistic Direction / Installation / Text Fanni Futterknecht Performance and Choreography Lau Lukkarila, Sara Lanner, Eva-Maria Schaller, Mads Floor Andersen, Lina Venegas, Marcus Fassl Dramaturgical and Artistic Assistance Costas Kekis Music / Composition Peter Kutin, Moritz Nahold Assistance Installation Eva Müller, Edith Payer, Radostina Kostadinova, Marija Ostojic Light Lucas Gruber Production Management Eva Kees, Agnes Rameder
A co-production by Fanni Futterknecht and brut Wien. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the Austrian Federal Chancellor’s Office, the Otto Mauer Fonds and the Federal Province of Lower Austria. In co-operation with the Nordbahn-Halle as part of the R&D project “Mischung: Nordbahnhof”. The event is part of Vienna Art Week.
brut in der Nordbahn-Halle
Leystraße 157, 1020 Wien
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien
U-Bahn: U1, U2 (Praterstern), U4 (Friedensbrücke), U6 (Dresdnerstraße) Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße) Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)
Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)