During the Huggy Bears Days, brut Wien in co-operation with WUK performing arts will show four performances created as part of the Huggy Bears Mentoring Programme.
Ariadne Randall – Reverse Cowgirl β
It's a concert, it's a nature documentary, it's a piece about becoming who we want to be, and what we leave behind along the way. Our gender, for instance? It's a way of asking what home means if they'd throw you in jail there for being who you are. Caution: includes sinful dancing and historical instruments. To ensure the highest performance quality, please exchange your identity with the Department of Performance Quality before experiencing the qualities of this performance.
Ariadne Randall is an American artist and composer living in Vienna. She creates spaces for imagination through sound, text, and image. She holds degrees from UCLA and Bard MFA, where she studied music and poetry. She has performed widely, from Lincoln Center to countless basements, and has been a part of work featured on the BBC, CNN, and Artforum. Previously, she lived in New York City, where she organized underground venues, zines and radio.
Note: A complimentary exhibition exploring elements of this project, including video art, drawings, and installation, will be highlighted during Vienna Art Week, November 10 to 17 at Galerie Peter Gaugy. You are cordially invited to attend.
This performance interpolates elements of Spirit Armor Reloaded and Hellbender, works represented by Galerie Peter Gaugy.
About Bears in the Park and the Huggy Bears Mentoring Programme:
Since 2016, Huggy Bears has been a pillar of innovative performance art, supporting emerging artists in Vienna. Each year, the mentoring programme provides three or four individuals or collectives with comprehensive support in areas from production to administration, equipment and dramaturgy. In a series of different presentation formats as well as regular feedback sessions within the group, the young artists’ projects develop into very special pieces. At the end of the nine-month programme, the mentees get to present their performance projects for the first time on a big stage in Vienna. This year, the Huggy Bears Days will be held as a co-operation between brut Wien and WUK performing arts.
The programme is operated by the initiative Bears in the Park based at Kempelenpark in Vienna’s 10th district and run by Philippe Riéra and Charlotte Bastam. The initiative is dedicated to supporting the Vienna performance scene and helping it grow. To foster this goal, the Huggy Bears are offered not only reliable advisors but rehearsal spaces at Kempelenpark. Each autumn, Bears in the Park releases an open call for artists to submit their project proposals for the following year.
By and with Ariadne Randall Costume Nyx Ferrand Advice Asa Horvitz
Supported and advised by the Huggy Bears Mentoring Program by Bears in the Park.
Following the performance (8:30 pm), the contribution Collective Action (a solo show) by Gudrun Schmidinger will be shown as part of the Huggy Bears Days.
Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna
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Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Vienna
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Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
Subway: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)