Johannes Müller / Philine Rinnert + Genoël von Lilienstern

Aids Follies

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna
Musical theatre revue / Performance Austrian Premiere in German / Duration: ca. 95 min
{patient zero} {viral biography} {queer activism}

Based on the exculpation of alleged “Patient Zero” Gaëtan Dugas that keeps popping up in the media, Aids Follies delves into the history of the notorious HI virus. Conflicting theories about its genesis, queer activism and medical terms of combat are the building blocks for this mix of lecture performance, musical revue and political theatre. Pop singer Valerie Renay, vocal artist Sirje Viise, baritone/drag performer Shlomi Moto Wagner and actor Hauke Heumann perform on stage to songs composed by Genoël von Lilienstern.

, © Benjamin Krieg

Johannes Müller / Philine Rinnert + Genoël von Lilienstern – Aids Follies

, © Benjamin Krieg

Johannes Müller / Philine Rinnert + Genoël von Lilienstern – Aids Follies

, © Benjamin Krieg

Johannes Müller / Philine Rinnert + Genoël von Lilienstern – Aids Follies

, © Benjamin Krieg

Johannes Müller / Philine Rinnert + Genoël von Lilienstern – Aids Follies

, © Benjamin Krieg

Johannes Müller / Philine Rinnert + Genoël von Lilienstern – Aids Follies

In their new project, Johannes Müller and Philine Rinnert continue their work with a hybrid form of musical theatre. Aids Follies combines found footage, new compositions and popular culture. When they saw the exculpation of fabled Patient Zero Gaëtan Dugas once more covered by the media, they decided to direct their attention to AIDS and its meaning in terms of the repetition of stereotypes and national frontlines. Their “viral biography show” based on conversations with witnesses, researchers, doctors and activists exposes political manipulation and societal stereotypes. Composer Genoël von Lilienstern translates phenomena from the HI viral cycle into sound experiences and adds soundtracks to found artefacts, once in a while making reference to musical footage from the research phase.

On February 13th at 5 pm an introduction to Aids Follies will take place in context of the brut series Aperitivo. Info & Regsitration here
There will be an artist talk after the show on February 14th.

Set designer Philine Rinnert and opera director Johannes Müller have been working together on musical theatre projects since 2009, focusing on the past, effects and techniques of opera, but also the entertainment industry, popular and queer culture. Their works were shown in such contexts as Sophiensæle Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg and the Stuttgart State Opera.

Composer Genoël von Lilienstern works in the fields of instrumental composition, musical theatre and installation. His work, performed by renowned ensembles across the globe, ranges from orchestra pieces involving vintage synthesisers to feature-length musical theatre productions to solo pieces and experimental performances.

Credits

Concept and direction Johannes Müller Concept and set design Philine Rinnert Composition Genoël von Lilienstern Video Benjamin Krieg, Phillip Hohenwarther Sound design Genoël von Lilienstern Featuring Hauke Heumann, Valerie Renay, Shlomi Moto Wagner, Sirje Aleksandra Viise Additional text Daniel Sauermilch Additional research Ngefor Akamangwa Production management ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro
A co-production by Johannes Müller, Philine Rinnert and brut Wien, Theater Rampe Stuttgart and SOPHIENSÆLE. Berlin.

Supported by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe. With the kind support of Frankfurt LAB 2017’s residency programme and of the Goethe-Institut.

Dates & Tickets

February 2020

Thu. 13.02.2020, 19:00
18 € / 14 € / 9 €

Fri. 14.02.2020, 19:00
18 € / 14 € / 9 € * Followed by an artist talk

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

Info

On February 13th at 5 pm an introduction to Aids Follies will take place in context of the brut series AperitivoInfo & Regsitration here
There will be an artist talk after the show on February 14th.

Duration: ca. 95 min

Event recommendations

13.02.2020, 17:00

Aperitivo

A Preface to "Aids Follies"

Talk / Specials / Meeting point
The meeting place will be revealed upon registration
in German

20.02.2020 - 25.02.2020

Georg Blaschke & Jan Machacek

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Performance
World Premiere
Video installation No spoken language

Magazin

Johannes Müller / Philine Rinnert + Genoël von Lilienstern – Aids Follies
be spectACTive! Letters for later Isolated yet connected

Johannes Müller/ Philine Rinnert+ Genoël von Lilienstern – Aids Follies

Victor Schlothauer, student of Comparative Literature and Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna shares his thoughts about "Aids Follies" in a new edition of Letters for Later.
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studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna

studio brut

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
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