Performances

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 ...

Featured: Muta Imago Company (Rome, Italy)

Muta Imago is a project of artistic research that was set up in Rome in 2006 and guided by Claudia Sorace (director) and Riccardo Fazi (dramaturg – sound designer). Over the years the group has produced shows, performances and installations in which the investigation about the relationship between the human being, space and time, has a main role. The shows (a + b)3 (2007), Lev (2008), Madeleine (2009), have been hosted by  festivals such us RomaEuropa Festival, Napoli Teatro Festival Italia (that was also the producer of the performance Napoli. Primo passo nelle città di sotto), Vie Scena Contemporanea Festival, Santarcangelo International Festival of the Arts, Inteatro Festival, Bassano Opera Festival, Primavera dei Teatri, Biennale dei Giovani Artisti d’Europa e del Mediterraneo and in v...

In Performance: Emily Roysdon’s A Gay Bar Called Everywhere (With Costumes and No Practice) NYC

Emily Roysdon A Gay Bar Called Everywhere (With Costumes and No Practice) The Kitchen (NYC) Friday and Saturday, May 6—7, 2011 Roysdon will collaborate with Vanessa Anspaugh and Aretha Aoki, Jibz Cameron, Dean Daderko, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, Nicole Eisenman, Barbara Hammer, K8 Hardy, Yve Laris Cohen, Thomas J. Lax and Elaine Carberry, Neal Medlyn, MPA, Jeanine Oleson, Will Rawls, Charles Ryan, JD Samson, A.L. Steiner, Sacha Yanow and other surprise guests. Curated by Matthew Lyons, performances will take place at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street). Tickets are $10. For A Gay Bar Called Everywhere (With Costumes and No Practice), Roysdon drew inspiration from The Kitchen’s legacy of performance art. With her collaborators, she explores the intersections between performance art, queer cultur...

#WTSTW: Cosmography @TheKitchen, Verdensteatret @dancetworkshop, Vieux Carré @thewoostergroup NYC

WHAT TO SEE THE WEEKEND IN NYC #WTSTW Briggan Krauss with Raha Raissnia: Cosmography The Kitchen February 25–February 26, 2011 @ 8pm Tickets/Info–> This latest audio-visual project between long-time collaborators saxophonist, composer, and sound artist Briggan Krauss and abstract painter and film artist Raha Raissnia features all new music for Krauss’ stellar trio H-alpha (Ikue Mori on laptop, Jim Black on drums, and Krauss) plus an additional five-member ensemble conducted by Skuli Sverrisson. Best known as a member of the legendary group Sexmob, Krauss explores otherworldly sounds and sonic textures with composed passages as well as structured improvisation in this new work, and Raissnia creates an evocative vocabulary of shifting light forms through a new live cinema perf...

Highlights: Black Box Marstrand Festival (Norway)

Gisèle Vienne (FR) I Apologize «I Apologize» was born out of an accident reconstruction. This reconstruction is the basis from which derive several versions of the same event, in order to define its truth and reality. These various versions take on a blurred identity, somewhere between the representation of a real event and the representation of a fantasy, and are the foundation of the structure of the play, a reflection on reality, and of the possible representations of reality. A young man is in charge of these different versions of reality, by directing a man and a woman, both baroque and rock icons, and twenty-odd young girls, all aged around twelve, represented by articulated dolls. Confusion slowly creeps in our perception of reality, which thus appears as a world of approximations a...

In Performance: Rodrigo García at the Festival d’Avignon

Since the creation of the Carniceria Teatro (Butchery Theatre), in Madrid in 1989, Rodrigo García and the actors in his company have developed an experimental form of theatre based on the body, matter and oral expression. Close to visual arts and dance, the Argentinean director favours crude and poetic language. He works on objects and matter as much as on the energy of bodies on stage. Construction and deconstruction, fragments, splinters, violence are part of this non-conformist’s playwriting. From the writing to the stage, the playwright’s political and radical intention seems literally to take shape through visions linked to current events. As well as directing other playwrights, and staging theatrical happenings, he has written over fifteen plays since Acera derecha (1989) and among t...

Fatebook at The 2009 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival

FATEBOOK: Avoiding Catastrophe One Party at a Time Produced and Created by New Paradise Laboratories A performance theatre work presented by the 2009 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival. The performance is live, both in online and in real-space. The audience attends in both places. Follow thirteen 20-somethings through the trials and tribulations of modern life—with a difference. First, the characters live in cyberspace. Their lives intersect with each other and with audience members through a variety of social media networks. Then in September, in a real space performance, it all careens toward a momentous night—the FATEBOOK party—where time stops, computers crash, and it’s now or never. And the ghost and the body part ways. And all bets are off. And nobody can say what’s real. An...

In Performance: 2010 Gisèle Vienne New Work

CREATION 2010 (TITLE IN PROGRESS) Conception, direction, choregraphy & scenography Gisèle Vienne Musical Direction Stephen O’Malley with 10 musicians Text Dennis Cooper Lights Patrick Riou Video Shiro Takatani Performed by and created in collaboration with Margrét Sara Gudjónsdóttir, Jonathan Capdevielle et Jonathan Schatz Executive producer : DACM Coproduction (in progress) : Le Quartz – Scène nationale de Brest / Festival Tokyo / Steep Slope Studio-Yokohama / BIT Teatergarasjen – Bergen / Steirischer Herbst-Graz / Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort, in the framework of accueil studio / Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble, in the framework of accueil studio… With the support of : Japan Foundation through the Performing Arts JAPAN program / Étant don...

In Performance: Gisèle Vienne + Dennis Cooper 2008 Production of JERK

A description of the 2008 production of Jerk by Dennis Cooper and directed by the French Artist, Gisèle Vienne. Jerk” is an imaginary reconstruction – strange, poetic, funny and somber – of the crimes perpetrated by American serial killer Dean Corll who, with the help of teenagers David Brooks and Wayne Henley, killed more than twenty boys in the state of Texas during the mid-70s. This show sees David Brooks serving his life sentence. In prison, he learns the art of puppets, which somehow enables him to face up to his responsibility as partner in the crimes. He has written a show that reconstructs the murders committed by Dean Corll, using puppets for all the roles. He performs his show in prison for a class of psychology students from a local university. Due to the violence and humor of t...

Radio Hole Announces New Work and Touring Venues

Whatever, Heaven Allows STARRING: Maggie Hoffman Eric Dyer Erin Douglass Mark Jaynes Joseph “Wedgewood” Silovsly & Kourtney Rutherford As The Deer Coming Soon to: PS122 UCLA Prelude The Warhol Museum The Walker Arts Center