Stefanie Sourial

Colonial Cocktail

Volume 2: Spirits mit Special Guest Hyo Lee

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna
Performance World Premiere in English, Duration: 70 min
{history cocktail} {shaken} {not stirred} {hard to swallow}

Introducing her new stage series, Stefanie Sourial distils the essence out of the last four-hundred years of European colonial history and packs it into a fluent sixty-minute performance. Colonial Cocktail is a boomerang-like swing, tracking the origins of spirits and other currently trending alcoholic drinks and returning to the present, spicy on the tongue and bitter in the finish.

, © Marija Šabanović 

Stefanie Sourial – Colonial Cocktail

, © Marija Šabanović 

Stefanie Sourial – Colonial Cocktail

, © Marija Šabanović 

Stefanie Sourial – Colonial Cocktail

, © Marija Šabanović 

Stefanie Sourial – Colonial Cocktail

, © Marija Šabanović

Stefanie Sourial – Colonial Cocktail

© Abiona Esther Ojo
, © Abiona Esther Ojo

Stefanie Sourial und Hyo Lee

© Abiona Esther Ojo
, © Abiona Esther Ojo

Stefanie Sourial and Hyo Lee

, © Abiona Esther Ojo

Stefanie Sourial and Hyo Lee

On the 10th & 11th of May, a gin tasting will take place afterwards. There will be an artist talk following the show on May 13th.

Every night, there is highly concentrated history flowing in Vienna’s bars, much of it originating in Europe’s colonial history. But who pays attention to their drink’s history while enjoying it? Using performance and narration, Stefanie Sourial reveals the colonial ties associated with spirit-based beverages and the effects they have on our current society. In doing so, she is accompanied by varying guests from different fields of art. How did today’s trending drinks come into existence? How do spirits influence our lives? Why is it political to drink uhudler wine?

Complex colonial issues, addressed in the intimate setting of a bar and mixed with a history of violence in diverse shots from older and more recent vintages, will unfold a bittersweet bouquet. The traces of history Stefanie Sourial shows us using examples of ever-present alcohol will result in unexpected discoveries in our immediate surroundings.

 

Stefanie Sourial

 

additional photos on esel.at

 

Stefanie Sourial works as a performance artist in Vienna, London and Bristol and teaches performance art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. In 2007, she graduated from the International Jacques Lecoq School for performance and directing in Paris. She has been creating her own shows since 2009, some of which include FREAK (2015), was a performer in Katharina Daschner's art project CLUB BURLESQUE BRUTAL (2009–2015) and collaborates with the prize-winning London company Theatre Ad Infinitum as well as with artists in Vienna such as Barbis Ruder, Carola Dertnig, Denice Bourbon, Denise Kottlett, Gin Müller, Katrina Daschner, Katharina Mückstein, Michikazu Matsune, Mira Lu Kovacs, the Nesterval collective, Veza Fernández and Sophie Stockinger.

Hyo Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1983. She lives and works as a part-time artist and full-time bartender in Vienna. Lee studied photography and video installation at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She has performed in Pfauenloch (2018), Pferdebusen (2017), Perlenmeere (2016), Powder Placenta (2015), Parole Rosette (2012), Flaming Flamingos (2011) by Katrina Daschner and Endlich wird die Arbeit knapp! as part of Wienwoche 2017 (performances at FLUC in 2017 und Urania in 2018).

 

Credits

concept & performance Stefanie Sourial special guest & performance Hyo Lee research, dramaturgy & writing Mara Verlič  research & scientific support Sushila Mesquita set design Katharina Haring best shirt by Lila (Lisi Lang) light design Denise Kamschal sound Tamara Wilhelm production Denice Bourbon photographic documentation live performance Abiona Esther Ojo  photography announcement Marija Šabanovič Camera Trailer Johanna Kirsch Editor Trailer Cordula Thym

Thank you to 이호빈 (Ho-Bin Lee) for the ISAE Soju Düsseldorf

Thank you 한일식당 (Hanil Restaurant) on Gumpendorfer Straße 14 especially, 이성은  (Sung-eun Lee)  and 서울식당 (Seoul Restaurant) Praterstraße 26  for all the empty green Soju bottles

A co-production by Stefanie Sourial and imagetanz/brut Wien.

With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs

Dates & Tickets

May 2019

Thu. 09.05.2019, 19:00
17 € / 13 € / 9 €

Fri. 10.05.2019, 19:00
17 € / 13 € / 9 €

Sat. 11.05.2019, 19:00
Remaining tickets at the box office

Sun. 12.05.2019, 19:00
17 € / 13 € / 9 €

Mon. 13.05.2019, 19:00
17 € / 13 € / 9 €. Followed by an artist talk

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

Info

On the 10th & 11th of May, a gin tasting will take place afterwards. There will be an artist talk following the show on May 13th.

Duration: 70 min

Downloads

programme April – June (PDF)

 

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studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna

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