17 to 23 October 2014

Gin Müller & Gorji Marzban


Performance in deutscher und englischer Sprache

TRANS GENDER MOVES revolves around the question of what makes a person challenge their own gender or gender identity. In this context, the project presents three biographical journeys that were developed together with the respective protagonists. Three transgender personalities from different countries, cultures and generations meet in the intimate environment of brut im Konzerthaus: a transman (Anthony Wagner), an intersex person (Gorji Marzban) and a transwoman (Nicole Foucher). They all bring memories and stories in connection with experiences beyond familiar gender conventions to the stage. Not only do they relate tragicomic stories from their lives, they also embody and thus reflect the situations and discourses on transitions, body and border crossings. The question of, and search for, a “true” gender identity is thus revealed as an endeavour bound never to find an ultimate end.
Gin Müller is a dramaturge, theatre scholar, performer and queer theorist. S/he works at the interface between performance art and political activism. In 2013, s/he was a guest at brut with the project Rebelodrom. Gorji Marzban is a biotechnology professor and co-founder of the Oriental Queer Organisation advocating the rights of migrants from the LGBTIQ (lesbian/gay/bisexual/trans/intersex/queer) community in Austria.

Created by and featuring Gin Müller, Gorji Marzban, Anthony Wagner, Nicole Foucher, Jan Machacek, Oliver Stotz, Rupert Müller, Philip Kopal and others


Gin Müller & GorjiMarzban - TRANS GENDER MOVES (Trailer) from brut Wien on Vimeo.

Secret Ingredients

The issue of transgender visibility runs like a golden thread through Gin Müller’s artistic and discursive oeuvre. The combination of transgender theories and activist practices finds its expression in deliberately diverse performative settings. According to this approach, the performances of TRANS GENDER MOVES are complemented by an exhibition and a discussion event.

17 to 23 October, 7 to 11 pm
A topic-related exhibition is presented in the foyer of brut im Konzerthaus featuring the works of Asoo Khanmohammadi, Anthony Wagner, Alex Giegold & Tomka Weiß, VIKI Kühn, Nick Prokesch, Mike and others. The exhibition can be visited on performance days one hour before the performance. Admission free!
Exhibition opening and party with DJ Denice Bourbon after the premiere of TRANS GENDER MOVES on 17 October.
Exhibition closing party with DJ Lisa K. after the last show of TRANS GENDER MOVES on 23 October.

19 October, 5 to 7 pm
Transgender/intersex visibilities
Discussion event with Eva Fels, Jo Schedlbauer (TransX), Gorji Marzban, Gin Müller, Mike (dieStandard, Trans.Gender.Trouble.Blog) and others on invisibility and spaces of visibility for people with transgender identities.

Transgender visibilities is part of the series Secret Ingredients: In its last season before the new artistic team takes over, brut launches the one-year series in addition to co-productions and guest performances. Local and international artists who have continuously collaborated with brut during the past years give insight into their artistic work process and methods. More Information


A co-production by Verein zur Förderung der Bewegungsfreiheit, brut Wien, Kuul-Forum für Kunst und Literatur, ORQOA-Oriental Queer Organisation Austria. Kindly supported by the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs.

€ 14,- full price
€ 8,- reduced
€ 6,- with the brutkarte*

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