13 and 13 March 2012

Andrea Maurer & Thomas Brandstätter & Nicholas Hoffman / studio 5

1 m2 performance


“We are poets at work, treating objects like geometric grammar. We turn around objects like words, produce poetry, bend meaning, and break movement. We place poetics, play table tennis, and calculate in the space. We solve problems, read lists, and have radios broadcast syllables. We transport facts and try to twist around the balance between reason and vocabulary. We arrange objects, count signs, divide time, in order to zigzag towards the future with the audience.” studio 5

One square metre is not much space. But with Andrea Maurer, Thomas Brandstätter, and Nicholas Hoffman it becomes immeasurable. Based on the material that towers in front of them as a heap on a square area, in 1 m2 performance they dedicate themselves to the theme of artistic work. Level by level they reduce the heap of material so that its individual building blocks are unfolded, rearranged, and repeatedly rebuilt. While the objects coming to light always fulfil new functions – as utilitarian object, sculpture, supporting construction, tool, or toy – the performers recite poems, successively turning a connection between word and object upside down.

Performance and objects Andrea Maurer, Nicholas Hoffman Concept and development Andrea Maurer, Thomas Brandstätter, Nicholas Hoffman Sound and radio Christian Fladung Production studio 5 Production assistant Teresa Prothmann

1m2 performance announcement from studio 5 on Vimeo.

A co-production by studio 5 and imagetanz/brut Wien.
With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Austria’s Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.

Festival pass € 56/€ 34/€ 25 with brutkarte*
day tickets € 16/€ 10/€ 8 with  brutkarte*
Individual tickets € 14/€ 8/€ 6 with  brutkarte*

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