20 and 21 June 2014

Alles muss raus!

Jan Machacek - Normarena

“A walk on the borderline that develops almost hypnotic powers.” Wiener Zeitung

In Normarena a privileged actor rebels and begins the attempt to flee his golden cage. But his criticism is in a dilemma right from the start: how can he even question the norms and conventions that have formed him? What will remain if he distances himself from them? In Normarena the media and performance artist Jan Machacek creates a spectacular experiment: the actor Max Mayer – very well known in Vienna from the Burgtheater and the Schauspielhaus – finds himself in a transparent, rotating apparatus that becomes the projection space for the complex and invisible system of norms and ascriptions that everyone is inevitably exposed to. The text for the work is by the Austrian author Gerhild Steinbuch, who wrote it specifically for this work.

Concept, space, direction Jan Machacek Performer Max Mayer Text Gerhild Steinbuch Live music, video software Oliver Stotz Dramaturgic consultancy Judith Staudinger Lights and sounds Jakob Scheid Lighting Sabine Wiesenbauer Costume Lise Lendais

A co-production by am apparat/Jan Machacek, brut Wien and the SPIELART Festival Munich. With the support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.

€ 4,99 standard price

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