Kuratiert von Lucie Strecker, Klaus Spiess und Jens Hauser

Applied Microperformativity: Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn

brut im AIL Angewandte Innovation Lab
Theory / Visual arts Symposium in German and English
{Mikro Makro} {Kunst & Forschung} {exploring the non-human}

Lucie Strecker and Klaus Spiess have been working at the interface of performance, fine arts and natural sciences for a long time. Together with media scholar and curator Jens Hauser, who was the one that came up with the term microperformativity, and choreographer Oleg Soulimenko they are currently elaborating an experimental symposium and an exhibition. At this symposium, controversial perspectives on microperformativity and its potentials for bringing about socio-economic change are discussed. The content of this exchange and the way in which it is carried out get an economic, performative and biological experiment going.

 

, © Marco Morgenroth

Applied Microperformativity – Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn

, © Marco Morgenroth

Applied Microperformativity – Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn

, © Klaus Spiess&Lucie Strecker

Kuratiert von Lucie Strecker, Klaus Spiess und Jens Hauser – Applied Microperformativity. Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn

, © Marco Morgenroth

Applied Microperformativity – Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn

One of the central questions which will be adressed at the AIL in December is: How can we raise the general awareness of the importance of a new ecological economy – of using our resources consciously, of a system in which human beings and non-human actors form a collective instead of being available objects and exploitable resources? International artists, scientists and experts will come together to answer this question, focussing on the potentials of materials, molecules, bacteria, animal and plant cells.

A combination of state-of-the-art research and performative art to look at minute organic relations is intended to make their revolutionary potential visible for actors and participants. Such ‘micro-performances’ question man as the irrefutable centre of creation and thus our doings and dealings within the framework set by global high-tech capitalism. Applied Microperformativity: Live Arts for a Radical Socio-Economic Turn establishes an experimental area for encounters to discuss new interdisciplinary approaches.

 

Lucie Strecker is an artist and performer. She is the head of the FWF research project “The Performative Biofact” at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Klaus Spiess is associated professor at the Medical University of Vienna and is the head of the “Art and Science” programme there. They have co-operated in many exhibitions and performances, such as at Tanzquartier Wien, Belvedere Wien, Onassis Center Athens or Broad Gallery Los Angeles. In 2015, they were awarded the Prix Ars Electronica.

Jens Hauser lives and works as curator, author and media scholar in Copenhagen and Paris. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including L’Art Biotech (Nantes, 2003), Still, Living (Perth, 2007), sk-interfaces (Liverpool, 2008/Luxemburg, 2009) and Article Biennale (Stavanger, 2008), Transbiotics (Riga, 2010), Synth-ethic (Wien, 2011) Fingerprints... (Berlin, 2011/Munich, 2012), assemble | standard | minimal (Berlin, 2015), SO3 (Belfort, 2015) and Wetware (Los Angeles, 2016).

Russian choreographer/performance artist Oleg Soulimenko lives and works in Vienna. In 1990, he founded Saira Blanche Theatre and toured the world with the company’s provocative performances. His pieces have been shown, among others, at brut, the Vienna Festival, the Vienna Dance Festival, the Impulse theatre festival and Kaaitheater in Brussels.

 

Further information and detailed schedule:

www.applied-microperformativity.net

 

 

Schedule:

10 December, 7 pm: preview and open rehearsals (without registration)

12 December, 7 pm: opening (without registration)

 

SYMPOSIUM DAY 1, PART I – DECEMBER 13 Registration

 

The Trail, 11 am—12.30 pm

Microbial Keywording (Klaus Spiess, Lucie Strecker), 20 min

Microperformativity in Experimentation (Hans-Jörg Rheinberger), 40 min

Microbial Keywording Step 1, 10 min

 

The Gift, 1—2.30 p m

Stillleben (Irini Athanassakis, Krõõt Juurak, Dana Papachristou) 40 min

Symbiotic Cultures (David Berry) 20 min

Microbial Keywording Step 2, 10 min

 

SYMPOSIUM DAY 1, PART II – DECEMBER 13 Registration

 

The Flow, 5—6.30 pm

The Economy of Transspecies Time (Video: Klaus Spiess, Lucie Strecker, Performance: Daniel Aschwanden, Roman Widholm), 40 min

Wastelands: Microbial Time (Tagny Duff), 40 min

Microbial Keywording Step 3, 10 min

 

The Border, 7—9 pm

Ghost Economies: What the dead can teach us about life at the end of capitalism (Max Haiven) 40 min

Throwing up Ghosts without Borders (Max Haiven, Cassie Thornton) 1:20 min

On / Off Performances Ann Liv Young, Oleg Soulimenko

 

 

SYMPOSIUM DAY 2, PART I – DECEMBER 14 Registration

 

The Phase, 11am —12.30 p m

Designing the Molecular Self: New Media Ecologies and the Commodification of Life in a Bioscience-based Economy (Ingeborg Reichle), 40 min

Neuron – Statistic – Machine – Life: Oikos, Performance and the Sensory Order (Chris Salter), 40 min

Microbial Keywording Step 4, 10 min

 

The Labor, 1—2.30 p m

Immaterial Labor of Household Pets (Krõõt Juurak / Alex Bailey), 30 min

On Labor (Paul Vanouse), 45 min

Microbial Keywording Step 5, 10 min

 

 

SYMPOSIUM DAY 2, PART II – DECEMBER 14 Registration

 

The Cannibal, 5—6.30 pm

The Prometheus Protocols – audio play (Thomas Feuerstein / Szely / Nehle Dick / Jim Libby), 50 min

The Economy of Cannibalism (Roland Rauschmeier, Alex Bailey, Klaus Spiess), 30 min

Microbial Keywording Step 6, 10 min

 

The Medium, 7—9 pm

Microperformativity \ / Biomediality (Jens Hauser), 30 min

Multiorgasmic Politics (Eben Kirksey), 45 min

From Microbial Keywording to Living Currencies (Klaus Spiess, Lucie Strecker) 30 min

On / Off Performances Ann Liv Young, Oleg Soulimenko

 

December 15, 5 pm: Intervention and Talk I (without registration)

The Pit, 5 pm

Sylvia Eckermann, Geradl Nestler & Guests

 

December 8, 7 pm: Intervention and Talk II (without registration)

The Host, 7 pm

Testotoxic – Intervention into Masculinity

(SelfSightSeeing Company)

The interdisciplinary performance installation "Testotoxic - Intervention into Masculinity" examines hegemonic masculinity and hypermaskulinity in hetero and homonormative spaces by taking testosterone-stimulating foods, motion sequences and courtship hymns.

 

December 19, 5 pm: Intervention and Talk III (without registration)

 

The Flourish, 5 pm

Juxtaposed Microperformativity

(Students and recent graduates of the Art&Science master's degree program)

Credits

Curated by Lucie Strecker, Klaus Spiess and Jens Hauser

With contributions by Daniel Aschwanden (AT), Irini Athanassakis (GR/TN), Alex Bailey (UK), David Berry (US/AT), Nehle Dick (AT), Tagny Duff (CA), Eben Kirksey (AU/USA), Sylvia Eckermann (AT), Thomas Feuerstein (AT), Max Haiven (CA), Jens Hauser (DE/DK/FR), Krōōt Juurak (EE/AT), Eben Kirksey (US), Johannes Lernpeiss (AT), Jim Libby (US), Gerald Nestler (AT), Brigitte Marschall (AT), Dana Papachristou (GR), Bastian Pets (AT), Roland Rauschmeier (DE/AT), Ingeborg Reichle (DE/AT), Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (DE), Chris Salter (US/CA), Peter Szely (AT), Oleg Soulimenko (RU), Klaus Spiess (AT), Lucie Strecker (DE/AT), Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe (FR/AT), Cassie Thornton (US), Paul Vanouse (US), Victoria Vesna (US), Roman Widholm (AT), Ann Liv Young (US)

A co-operation of the Wiener Gruppe für biomediale Performance with brut Wien and the Angewandte Innovation Laboratory AIL. With the kind support of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): V501, the Medical University of Vienna and Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

Dates & Tickets

December 2018

Mon. 10.12.2018, 19:00
preview and open rehearsals (without registration). Free admission

Wed. 12.12.2018, 19:00
THE BANQUET – opening (without registration). Free admission

Thu. 13.12.2018, 11:00 - 14:30
SYMPOSIUM DAY 1, PART I – DECEMBER 13. THE TRAIL + THE GIFT – Registration via ticket link. Free admission

Thu. 13.12.2018, 17:00 - 21:00
SYMPOSIUM DAY 1, PART II – DECEMBER 13. THE FLOW + THE BORDER – Registration via ticket link. Free admission.

Fri. 14.12.2018, 11:00 - 14:30
SYMPOSIUM DAY 2, PART I – DECEMBER 13. THE PHASE + THE LABOR – Registration via ticket link. Free admission.

Fri. 14.12.2018, 17:00 - 21:00
SYMPOSIUM DAY 2, PART II – DECEMBER 13 – THE CANNIBAL + THE MEDIUM – Registration via ticket link. Free admission.

Sat. 15.12.2018, 17:00
THE PIT, 5 pm, Sylvia Eckermann, Geradl Nestler & Guests. (without registration) Free admission

Tue. 18.12.2018, 19:00
THE HOST, 7 pm, Testotoxic – Intervention into Masculinity (SelfSightSeeing Company) Served are testosterone-stimulating dishes accompanied by performative interventions. (without registration) Free admission

Wed. 19.12.2018, 17:00
THE FLOURISH, 5 pm Juxtaposed Microperformativity (Students and recent graduates of the Art&Science master's degree program)

brut im AIL Angewandte Innovation Lab
Franz-Josefs-Kai 3, 1010 Wien

Info

Further information and detailed schedule:

www.applied-microperformativity.net

Registration for the symposium will be available shortly.

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