16 to 17 June 2012

Vogeltennwiese • Johann-Staud-Straße 80 • 1160 Wien

Up to Nature

Johanna Kirsch - My Name Is Ape or The Little Tree Theatre

“I am the product of what surrounds me. I have no roots. I would love to know what it would be like to be wilderness, but I am not – I’m rather a degenerated ape.” Johanna Kirsch

In her performance My Name Is Ape or The Little Tree Theatre, artist Johanna Kirsch sits down in a tree. She does this firstly in order to change perspectives, to examine her position in this setting, and attempts to find her human self. She is searching in this context for the moment when human beings stopped feeling themselves as a part of nature. In her attempt to approach what makes up the essence of a tree, she also explores the feelings that arise when you bite the hand that feeds you and how and why the degenerated ape can climb up the tree at all.

By and with Johanna Kirsch Dramaturgical advice Gin Müller

Up to Nature is a co-production of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival Kuopio, Black Box Teater Oslo, brut Wien, Inbetween Time Bristol, and Maska Ljubljana. In co-operation with the Wiener Festwochen. With the kind support of the European Commission.

Admission free

Archive +++ Archive +++ Archive