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 Video gehört auf jede Bühne!
Video gehört auf jede Bühne

In Christoph Schlingensief’s legendary production Kunst und Gemüse, A. Hipler, Theater ALS Krankheit [Art and Vegetables, A. Hipler, Theatre ALS Illness] a performer chanted “Video belongs on every stage!” the whole evening long. Under this title in autumn brut is focusing on the often difficult and passionate relationship between theatre and film. Since the use of film and video onstage has become almost commonplace nowadays, the question arises as to whether or not new formats can be developed from the combination of the two media beyond its decorative function. Ten productions and projects within the framework of this thematic priority develop their own artistic avenues for the use of film and video onstage.

The opening event with this theme is Gin/i Müller and the revival of the production Who Shot the Princess? Boxstop Telenovelas, operating at the turning point between melodrama and militancy. An accompanying three-day symposium entitled Melodrama and Rebellion redefines the relationship between melodrama and politics, gender and art. At the end of September the video pioneers of Gob Squad will present their current production Before Your Very Eyes, a live show “with ACTUAL children” and about the kids’ lives, in fast-forward. For ten days in October God’s Entertainment will be squatting brut im Konzerthaus, setting up a temporary film studio. Clearing the occupied stages will be unavoidable despite the closing gala event with red carpet. In Was bleibt? [What Remains?] artificial horizon/Milli Bitterli sounds out definitions of the interplay between architecture, camera, choreography, and live performance. Doris Uhlich is also moving along the borderline between dance and film, developing a vignette in and for the Stadtkino Wien. With its unusual cinematic city portrait Bonanza the group Berlin shows how theatre can manage completely without live performers.

In November Lisa Kortschak is again adding music and sound to the silent film Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren and Alexander Hammid – with a variety of different band formations she shows how various live musical interpretations affect the exact same film. To conclude the main focus, in Red Herring Diederik Peeters makes the suggestive power of a film’s soundtrack the subject matter of his performance. Legendary video pioneer Chris Kondek presents a fictional documentary evening of theatre in which he searches for a missing filmmaker whose trail completely vanishes in Cuba, where the performers find themselves alone. Kondek will further be searching for the presentability of the sublime in video and film in an artist’s workshop. Students of the Art and Digital Media Course at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna will also present a confrontation of video and performance media with one another over the course of an evening. And the Rabtaldirndln shot a movie last summer – but because the supposedly genuine Raabtal Dirndln (a folk music group from Styria) sued, they were involuntarily forced to put a stop to shooting. Now the ending of their film can only be told on stage. In Angela Richter’s drug elegy Berghain Boogie Woogie, viewers can ultimately no longer be sure whether they are sitting in a theatrical performance, a cinema, or perhaps even in a hip club – playing with unusual combinations of video and theatrical elements the film aims to transform perception and, in the end, provides for suspenseful confrontations and unexpected surprises.

 Programme  16 September to 26 November 2011 
Gini/i Müller, Flor Edwarda Gurrola, Nils Olger u.a.
Gob Squad & CAMPO
artificial horizon/Milli Bitterli
toxic dreams
Lisa Kortschak
Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien/Institut für bildende Kunst, Kunst und digitale Medien
Diederik Peeters

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