Handle with care featuring Mirjam Sögner

SPEAKING VOLUMES

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna
Performance / Dance Studio visit
{digging deep} {landscaping} {earth poetry}

As part of brut’s Handle with care series, Mirjam Sögner grants sneak peeks into the devising process of her latest project.In SPEAKING VOLUMES, the Austrian choreographer describes geological transformation processes and changing landscapes and questions the role of humans in this dynamic constellation. Mountainous formations made of foam, stones and plastic foil encounter three performers, allowing the non-human to raise its voice. Mirjam Sögner experiments with poetic narratives of Earth time, self-mapping and the unstoppable advancement of drilling machines.

, © Rachel Germain

Mirjam Sögner – Speaking Volumes

, © Rachel Germain

Mirjam Sögner – Speaking Volumes

, © Rachel Germain

Mirjam Sögner – Speaking Volumes

, © Rachel Germain

Mirjam Sögner – Speaking Volumes

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The surface of the Earth has been subject to constant change ever since it came into existence. Resource mining, urban sprawl and agriculture have accelerated the remodelling of the planet’s strata to the point that a person can even feel them during their lifespan. How can we imagine a world at the beginning of geology’s timeline? How can we comprehend the transformation processes that, in millions of years, compressed limestone, built up the Alps or shifted continental plates?

In SPEAKING VOLUMES, foam, stones, plastic foils and three performers meet in their different times and spaces. Together they ask how Earth strata can be given a voice in theatrical spaces and what roles humans play in this constellation of evanescence, malleability and tenacity.

The Handle with Care series grants sneak peeks into processes of artistic creation, experimenting with new formats and creating spaces for talking and exchanging views. Artists get the chance to try out parts of their work in front of a small audience, to receive feedback and to turn spectators into accomplices. SPEAKING VOLUMES will be presented at brut during the 2019/20 season.

Choreographer/performer Mirjam Sögner works in Vienna and Berlin. She studied dance/making at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna and at ArtEZ Arnhem. Her pieces tour Europe, Canada and Australia in such theatres and at such festivals as Dancehouse Melbourne, Dansens Hus Oslo, brut Wien, Circuit-Est Montréal, Frascati Amsterdam, Rote Fabrik Zurich etc. Her first solo LARA was included in the Aerowaves performance network in 2016. Mirjam Sögner has created pieces for Tanztage Berlin, Goethe Institut, Dschungel Wien and teaches at ArtEZ Arnhem, a school for higher learning. Most recently, her world premiere of RAYS featured at brut during the 2018 imagetanz festival.

Credits

Artistic direction, choreography, performance Mirjam Sögner Performance and artistic collaboration Ana Laura Lozza, Luan de Lima da Silva Lighting and set design Martin Beeretz Sound design Sam Hertz Dramaturgy Maja Zimmermann Production and press Jana Luethje Choreographic assistance Renae Shadler Costume design Mirjam Sögner

A production by Mirjam Sögner in co-production with brut Wien and SOPHIENSÆLE, Berlin.

Supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa Berlin, the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Austrian Federal Chancellor’s Office.

Dates & Tickets

June 2019

Sat. 01.06.2019, 17:00
6 € / 4 € / 4 €. Please register via ticket link
    
Tickets

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

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