Questionology is a research environment created by Cordula Daus and Charlotta Ruth. Together with a team of almost doctors they have designed a walk-in programme to train what might be the last genuinely human quality: to question, to be questioned. Participants are invited to trace and recover lost objects and thoughts. In doing so, they are supported by techniques derived from language art, choreography, midwifery, neuro-science, witchcraft, and software engineering enabling the creation of new intelligences.
“We are standing outdoors. Our pelvic floor is ready, our gaze is wide. Slowly, we zoom in: Solar system. Earth. Austria. Vienna. Zentrum Fokus Forschung, brick. Welcome to Questionology, the world’s first walk-in research programme for Applied Questioning. Everything is already there. All we need is the right move to get it out.”
Questionology is based on a shared fascination of autopoietic systems that generate words and worlds independent of their creators. In their joint project, writer Cordula Daus and choreographer Charlotta Ruth combine their respective artistic research: While Daus deals with the interrelation between language, body and intensity, Ruth explores ‘liveness’ in participatory art and game design.
For the most part, Questionology takes place in the open air in the garden of the Center Focus Research.
Cordula Daus experiments with making and unmaking sense. Her work has been presented in the form of artist books, lecture performances, and exhibitions, for example at Research Pavilion #3 in Venice, at Wiener Festwochen, Centre d’Art Santa Mónica, Conceptual Poetics Day/Akademie der Künste Berlin. Daus is the author and editor of the series Toponymisches Heft. She is also a co-founder of the Special Interest Group for language-based artistic research (SAR) and an Elise Richter PEEK Research Fellow (FWF). https://toponymie.de/
Charlotta Ruth plays with time and perception in choreography and game design. Ruth’s works have been presented internationally, for example at Tanzquartier, WUK, brut Wien, City Games Vienna, MDT, Dansens Hus, Moderna Museet Stockholm, and the Research Pavilion #3 in Venice. Ruth is part of the artistic research Neuromatic Game Art by Margarete Jahrmann (FWF/PEEK). Together with Jasmin Schaitl, she heads the INTRA research project WITHDRAWING THE PERFORMER at the APL (Angewandte Performance Laboratory/University of Applied Arts Vienna). http://charlottaruth.com/
"You can imagine walking through a questionnaire in which multiple-choice fields open up. You can take one direction or the other or hang out on a question for a while. Questionology" is an entergame for ideas. And a relaxed research environment. There are scavenger hunts and towel-keeping courses. You can get a taste here: brick.questionology.net."
Charlotta Ruth and Cordula Daus inthe interview with The Gap
Concept, environment Cordula Daus and Charlotta Ruth Programming, sound Simon Repp Re-searchers Waltraud Brauner, Cordula Daus, [M] Dudeck, Gilbert Grünbühel, Imani Rameses, Charlotta Ruth Architecture Hinnerk Utermann Object design Susanne Song-Yi Griem, Sofia Romberg Logo Vasilis Marmatakis Graphic design Maiko Sakurai Karner Collaboration sound installation Thomas Grill, Till Bovermann, Almut Schilling (Rotting sounds, FWF AR445) Collaboration installation office Margarete Jahrmann aka Superfem Production Dominik Grünbühel Technical support Felipe Duque
A co-production by Flat-Corner Kunstverein, Center Research Focus, University of Applied Arts Vienna, brut Wien, MDT Stockholm
Questionology is based upon methods that have been developed in the framework of the doctoral projects and research of Cordula Daus (Kay, or a Case for Intensity/Outer Woman, FWF: V 797) and Charlotta Ruth (Choreographic Contingencies for on- and offline) at Zentrum Fokus Forschung at University for Applied Arts.
With the kind support of Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien and Bundesministeriums für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlichen Dienst und Sport
Thanks to Sebastian Bark, Cornelia Bast, Philipp Ehmann and Steffi Hofer.
Starting at 3 pm/4 pm/5 pm/6 pm (recommended duration of participation: 1.5 – 4 hrs)
The number of participants is limited due to the University of Applied Arts Vienna’s access rules.
In order to comply with contact tracing regulations, each participant must register individually in the web shop. It is not possible to register for several people at the same time.
The 3G rule and FFP2 mask requirement apply to Questionology.
For the most part, Questionology takes place in the open air in the garden of Zentrum Fokus Forschung.
Rustenschacherallee 2-4, 1020 Wien
Questionology mainly takes place in the garden of Zentrum Fokus Forschung. The ground is partly gravel and meadow. Steps can be overcome with ramps. A mobile accessabile WC is available.
For questions from visitors with limited mobility, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0043 (0) 1 587 87 74 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org or.
Bus: 80A (Stop: Kurzbauergasse), 4 minutes walking distance
brut in cooperation with Zentrum Fokus Forschung at University of Applied Arts Vienna
Rustenschacherallee 2 – 4, 1020 Vienna
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien
Subway: U1, U2 (Praterstern), U4 (Friedensbrücke), U6 (Dresdnerstraße) Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße) Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)
Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
Subway: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)