Inge Gappmaier


there is no wind in geometrical worlds

online film screening / Artist talk world premiere
{hypnotic tension} {uncanny sounds} {self-mirroring}

In her dance piece protect., Inge Gappmaier creates a hypnotic atmosphere full of suspense by staging a duet with herself. Accompanied by an intensely uncanny soundscape, she stages questions regarding the isolated, narcissist self and its reflection in the digital world.


The key topic of protect. is digital self-observation and the difference between mirror image, virtual self and physical reality. Inge Gappmaier’s performance picks up on the practices of ego construction in social media, filter bubbles and their algorithms as well as methodes of self-optimisation in our society. What happens to our concrete body when our gaze gets stuck in our own reflection? protect. puts the body on stage in its self-observation as a contour between nature and culture. It questions protective spaces, structures of control and power as well as loneliness and duality. The piece invites audiences to dive into a multi-dimensional world of geometry, accumulation and intuition.

Inge Gappmaier is a researcher, creator and teacher in the field of contemporary choreography and dance. Her works have been presented at the Landesgalerie Linz, at Tanztage Klagenfurt and at the imagetanz festival in Austria as well as in such international contexts such as the Life Art and Performance Festival LAPSody Helsinki, Tanzplattform Deutschland, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Frankfurt LAB and Ganz novi in Zagreb. Inge Gappmaier taught at the City of Vienna’s Music and Art Private University, at Justus Liebig University in Gießen, Germany and Tanzquartier Wien.


Artistic lead and dance Inge Gappmaier Dramaturgy Lisa-Marie Radtke, Stefanie Sommer Sound design in collaboration with Zsolt Bodoki-Halmen Light design and technical direction Robert Lässig Photography Natali Glisic

With special thanks to Stefanie Schiefermair, Fillimit@KoresponDance, Tranzit House and Reactor Cluj, Im_Flieger, Arbeitsplatz Wien and ttp WUK.

A production by varukt and imagetanz/brut Wien.

Dates & Tickets

INFO: One registration per household/computer is sufficient. If you would like to attend the event with several people, one registration is sufficient.

January 2021

Sun. 17.01.2021, 19:00
Fully booked


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For the 50th anniversary of its premiere, Inge Gappmaier presents her own interpretation of the legendary choreography "Man Walking Down the Side of a Building" by Trisha Brown'.
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