Stefanie Sourial & Hyo Lee

Colonial Cocktail

Volume 2: Spirits

brut at Weltmuseum Wien
Performance Revival in English
{History cocktail} {shaken – not stirred} {hard to swallow}

In her three-part stage steries, Stefanie Sourial distils the essence out of the last four-hundred years of European colonial history and packs it into three fluid sixty-minute performances. Colonial Cocktail is a boomerang-like swing, tracking the origins of spirits and other currently trending alcoholic drinks into their colonial past and returning to the present, spicy on the tongue and bitter in the finish. In part two, Stefanie Sourial & Hyo Lee reveal the colonial ties associated with spirit-based beverages and the effects they have on our current society.

, © Abiona Esther Ojo

Stefanie Sourial und Hyo Lee

, © Abiona Esther Ojo

Stefanie Sourial and Hyo Lee

, © Abiona Esther Ojo

Stefanie Sourial and Hyo Lee

© Abiona Esther Ojo
© Abiona Esther Ojo
, © 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

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? In Volume 2 of von Colonial Cocktail – SPIRITS –, using performance and narration, Stefanie Sourial and Hyo Lee reveal the colonial ties associated with spirit-based beverages and the effects they have on our current society. How did today’s trending drinks come into existence? How do spirits influence our lives? Why is it political to drink alcohol?

         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 and Hyo Lee will show us using examples of ever-present alcohol will result in unexpected discoveries in our immediate surroundings.

Stefanie Sourial works as a performance artist in Vienna and teaches performance art at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her performance work is anti-racist and queer and combines historical and political narratives, always with a focus on the political. Her own creations include the solo performance FREAK (2014/15), the performance trilogy Colonial Cocktail (since 2019), the multimedia performance City of Diaspora (2021/22) and her next stage project, New Endings (2023).

         Hyo Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea. She lives and works in Vienna. Their artistic practice is performance-oriented and collaborative, with an inherent focus on a queer diasporic identity. Hyo Lee has an MA title in photography at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and is currently studying in its ‘PhD in Practice’ programme.

Credits

Concept and performance Stefanie Sourial Co-creation and performance Hyo Lee Production mollusca productions Research/scientific support Sushila Mesquita & Mara Verlič Dramaturgy/performative support Mara Verlič, Sunanda Mesquita, Nick Prokesch & Bassano Bonelli Photographic documentation Abiona Esther Ojo, Lorenz “eSeL” Seidler Trailer Cordula Tym, Katharina Lampert, Johanna Kirsch

A co-production by Weltmuseum Wien and brut Wien. The entire Colonial Cocktail trilogy is a co-production by Stefanie Sourial und brut Wien. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs und the Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts, Culture, Civil Service and Sport.

Dates & Tickets

December 2022

Tue. 13.12.2022, 19:00
Admission with a valid museum ticket / Reservation and registration via ticket button

brut at Weltmuseum Wien
Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna

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Subway: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)

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Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna

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