Roland Rauschmeier

Timon

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna
Performance / Theatre World Premiere Admission from 18 years of age (recommended); in English
{tonic masculinity} {quo vadis} {patriarchy?} {psychological study}

Timon is a performative essay on patriarchy and its effects on male emotions. It is based on Shakespeare’s drama Timon of Athens, in which the protagonist, deeply disappointed and speechless, shuts himself away from the world after his carefully nursed network of all-male political and business friendships has failed. The performance asks how our perception of masculinity is intertwined with violence and hate – which, in Timon’s case, eventually lead to self-destruction.

, © Anna Lott Donadel

Roland Rauschmeier – Timon

, © Anna Lott Donadel

Roland Rauschmeier – Timon

, © Anna Lott Donadel

Roland Rauschmeier – Timon

The show on December 6th is followed by an artist talk.

In Shakespeare’s drama Timon of Athens, prosperous Timon builds himself a complex system of male societies and networks, hoping to buy loyalty and friendship with financial dependence, political favours and gifts. But when he ends up in a financial crisis, his perceived friends abandon him. In the voluntary solitude of the forest, he develops into a misanthropist, condemning everything and everyone in his rage and finally falling victim to his own furour. Roland Rauschmeier takes this dramatic blueprint as the beginning of a journey into the deeper structures of patriarchy. His performance focuses on social seclusion and the destructive forces Timon’s disappointment unleashes in him. The piece touches on the difficult question of how our image of masculinity fosters violence, speechlessness and a destructive handling of our own feelings.

Roland Rauschmeier studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. He lives and works as a conceptual/performance artist in Vienna, where he founded the Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung (Vienna Dance and Art Movement) with French dancer/choreographer Anne Juren. In his performative practice, Roland Rauschmeier keeps returning to the societal impact of hegemonial masculinity, most recently at brut in his piece Consumption As A Cause Of Coming Into Being together with Alex Bailey.

https://www.rolandrauschmeier.net/

 

Credits

Concept, realisation and directing Roland Rauschmeier Dramaturgy Leitner Heinz Artistic assistance Anne Juren Stage set Roland Rauschmeier Painting Michele Bubacco Olfactory Michael Part Administration Alexander Matthias Kosnopfl Light design Lucas Gruber, Denise Kamschal Sound design Sebastian Wasner Photography Anna Lott Donadel  Technical stuff Heinz Leitner, Michael Raab, Dario Stefanek, Herbert Mattura, Jürgen Huber

A co-production of Wiener Tanz- und Kunstbewegung and brut Wien.

With the kind support of the Austrian Federal Chancellery and the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

Dates & Tickets

December 2019

Thu. 05.12.2019, 19:00
17 € / 13 € / 9 € Admission from 18 years of age (recommended)

Fri. 06.12.2019, 19:00
17 € / 13 € / 9 € Admission from 18 years of age (recommended) followed by an artist talk

Sat. 07.12.2019, 19:00
17 € / 13 € / 9 € Admission from 18 years of age (recommended)

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna
Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien

Info

Admission from 18 years of age (recommended)

The show on December 6th is followed by an artist talk.

Event recommendations

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Magazin

Roland Rauschmeier – Timon
be spectACTive! Letters for later Isolated yet connected

Simon Nagy, cultural studies researcher, feminist art educator and student of the Master programme "Critical Studies" at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, shares his thought about Roland Rauschmeier's "Timon" in a new edition of "Letters for Later". The author adresses his letter to the Roland Rauschmeier at the time of the "Handle with care" studio visit when Timon was still a work in progress in Ocotober and to the Roland Rauschmeier on stage at studio brut in December at the World Premiere of "Timon".
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