Brut Wien

In Performance: Gob Squad – Western Society (Vienna, Austria)

Western Society Gob Squad 30.11.2013 & 1.12.2013 brut Wien Vienna, Austria In Western Society, Gob Squad zoom their camera directly into the centre of the western home. By exploring the internet’s remote darkness, Gob Squad have brought back a tiny satellite, a fairly unspectacular unwatched video of an anonymous living room, of a family gathering somewhere at the edge of the western world. A picture that contains everything we have achieved. Everything that characterizes us and everything that separates us. Gob Squad, dripping in bling, want to bring this little moment of lived reality back to life and they want to get the image just right. The performers search for answers, deconstruct the image into pieces, reconstructing and projecting their own stories and new interpretations into...

In Performance: Annie Dorsen – A Piece Of Work (Vienna, Austria)

A Piece Of Work Annie Dorsen brut Wien 5.4.2013 & 6.4.2013 Vienna, Austria   A Piece of Work uses a 21st century Hamlet machine: a congenially programmed network is fed Hamlet texts. The technology produces ever-new scenes, songs, scores, and pictures. In this Hamlet of the post-humanist age, the connection between human and machine is reversed and a mix of data, language, algorithms, and interfaces will fascinate viewers. Scott Shepherd, member of the influential theatre collective The Wooster Group and the group Elevator Repair Service, performs between computers, automated lighting equipment, sound and video equipment, and works from a newly generated version of A Piece of Work live every evening. Not least, the theatre’s past and future itself are at stake. After their piece Hello ...

In Performance: Doris Uhlich – Come Back (Vienna, Austria)

Come Back Doris Uhlich Brut Wien 16.1./18.1./19.1./22.1./24.1. – 26.1.2013 Vienna, Austria Choreographer Doris Uhlich’s Come Back brings five former ballet dancers from Vienna’s State Opera and People’s Opera back to the brut stage long after the end of their dance careers. The dancers spent a year working with Uhlich on a futuristic archaeology: based on internalised hierarchy and ballet’s rigorous physical techniques, which came second nature to them back in the day, this work wasn’t about some nostalgic retrospective or about personal failures, but rather focused on risky perspectives: what power is in these disciplined bodies, transformed by time, in the here and now? Where can this power be discharged today? How can you make an internalised system flexible? While their contempor...

In Performance: Joonas Lahtinen – EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU (Vienna, Austria)

EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU Joonas Lahtinen brut Wien 9.11.2012/10.11.2012/12.11.2012/14.11.2012 – 17.11.2012  Vienna, Austria    Life, cooking, working, a home: the fitted kitchen. EIN.KÜCHEN.BAU [A.KITCHEN.CONSTRUCTION] is simultaneously an installation, a performance, and a place of discourse. How do people live, cook, and work in fitted kitchens, and how do their inhabitants make them their homes? With audiovisual material on the kitchen’s political and aesthetic dimensions, the installation opens up multifaceted spaces of association and reveals an unusual vista onto everyday routines. In 1926, architect Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky laid the foundation for today’s mass-produced fitted kitchen with the “Frankfurt Kitchen”. Her emancipatory aim: the rational arrangement of normed and afford...

In Performance: Sabine Marte – Hotel Totale (Vienna, Austria)

Hotel Totale Sabine Marte  brut Wien 31.10.2012/2.11.2012/6.11.2012  Vienna, Austria      A group of travellers arrives in Hotel Totale after a turbulent journey. The hotel, somehow alive, receives the guests in a friendly way. An actress lives in the Hotel Totale as a permanent resident and has a strangely close relationship with the hotel. The guests turn out to be extremely precarious figures who move from one extreme situation to the next. The hotel increasingly enjoys them. In order to be able to keep them a little bit longer, one day it decides to continuously lower the room prices, thus increasing the time with its guests. And now the hotel suddenly starts to accept an endless number of guests. With this intermedial performance – in which the media used completely reflect ...

In Performance: Angela Richter – Assassinate Assange (Vienna, Austria)

Assassinate Assange Angela Richter brut Wien 19.10. – 22.10.2012 Vienna, Austria Julian Assange – most wanted or desired? The most famous and controversial Internet activist, WikiLeaks founder and inventor is a hero for some, a criminal, terrorist and state enemy number one for others. His person reveals the positive and negative aspects of the possibilities and freedoms in the web: his quick rise and sudden fall, the image of the modern tragic figure or the first tragic Internet hero. On the other hand, there is this investigation proceeding against him as two Swedish women have accused him of sexual harassment. Assange’s pop-star reputation has been damaged. The man who once revealed truths from the depths of the Darknet suddenly stumbled on his lack of control over his impulses. S...

In Performance: Night of the bruts (Vienna, Austria)

Night of the bruts various artists Brut Wien 28.9.2012 Vienna, Austria Doris Uhlich – Night of the bruts © Daniel Gottschling As the saying goes, there’s life in the old dog yet: after a lengthy one-year deep sleep, the long performance & dance night has awakened to become the vibrant Night of the bruts. The old brut box is crammed from the cellar to the ceiling with installations, videos and performances. From 7 pm into the early morning hours, artists and collectives connected with brut are called to present themselves or to have themselves immortalised in individual portraits. In this context, as always you may not only look forward to insights into and outlooks upon future productions: special intimate and private moments will be shared everywhere from the workshop to the bac...

Featured: Brut Wien – Queerograd 05.27-05.29.2010 (Vienna, Austria)

Queerograd: Ausgestattet mit der Ideologie des edlen Leibes Brut Wien – Konzerthaus 27.05 19:00, 28.05 18:30, 29.05 18:00 Queerograd is a platform-format oscillating between serious discourse and trashy politainment where hetero-normative matrix, identities and identity constructions, gender and societal relations, leftist perspectives and radical globalism are debated in theory as well as in performative practice. queerograd does not regard itself as a lesbian-gay wellness oasis but attempts to ask precarious questions in relation to preconceived gay-lesbian images. The brut festival-special “Ausgestattet mit der Ideologie des edlen Leibes” (Equipped with the ideology of the noble body), among other things, examines the relationship between gays and fascism, not only from the victim...