Sept 21st, 2018

Oxy Moron is taking shape…

New season, new production! Stoked to announce the upcoming collaboration with performer & makeup artist Valérie Reding and an unbeatable team at Tanzhaus Zürich and WUK performing arts Vienna. Here is a tiny sneak peek from our first session…

Also, we would like to thank our residency partners for supporting us throughout the process: im_flieger, Vienna, Tanzhaus Zürich, Campo Ghent, Counterpulse San Francisco, Workspace Brussels & Kaaitheater Brussels, Sibiu Casa do Pombal, Portugal

© Valérie Reding (styling, video)

Oxy Moron

 

New creation in the making: Upcoming residencies at Sibiu Casa Do Pombal (April 22nd to 30th, 2018) and Kaaitheater Brussels (May 6th to 31st) hosted by workspacebrussels. Stay tuned.

 

© Malika Fankha

 

“Ours is indeed an age of extremity. For we live under continual threat of two equally fearful destinies: unremitting banality and inconceivable terror.” Susan Sontag, The Imagination Of Disaster

Using the modern day cyborg (“A Cyborg Manifesto”, Donna Haraway) as a metaphorical narrative, the work evolves around different notions of human/humanoid/superhuman existence in an age of rapid technological advancement and corporate capitalism. What does it mean to be a physical body in a digital age? Does our mortality just make us vulnerable or does it evoke a precarious optimism in us because it opens up room for ultimate failure? Is our addictive behavior eventually going to lead to our own species’ extinction?

SAUNA

New show coming up! SAUNA premieres

Jan 12th and 13th, 2018

at WUK

Get your tickets, let’s sweat!

#spokenword #dance #performingarts #music

 

“SAUNA” is a meta-fictional reflection about identity, cohabitation and  survival stragegies. Told from the perspective of an unborn child inside a  womb it questions the reliability of narration, juggles with knowledge and facts that are largely obscure and thus suggests a new metaphorical Virtual Reality. The obsessive personality of the prenatal storyteller is driven by an unconditional claim for self-determination  while at the same time being  tied to this other body via the umbilical cord, a symbol of pure dependence and connection. Contemplating dystopian future scenarios, witnessing the trivia of everyday conversations or indulging in excentric navel-gazing, the tale evolves around the contradictions and promiscuity that shape our lifestyle: the either radically intimate or radically superficial.

C R E D I T S
Artistic Direction/Performance: Malika Fankha
Artistic Advice: Maureen Kaegi
Sound: Dark Euphoria feat. Alexander Kasses & Bernd Ammann
Stage: Noushin Redjaian & Jakob Neulinger
Costume: Goran Bugaric
Hair & Makeup: Cosmo Cleverson
Production Support: Superamas, Huggy Bears
Photo: Maria Ritsch

 

Residency Partners: ImPulsTanz Festival, Cullberg Ballet Stockholm (SE), Life Long Burning, CAMPO Ghent (BE), Dampfzentrale Bern (CH).

SAUNA

© Maria Ritsch, 2017

 

HOT NEWS FOR THE COLD SEASON: The new solo “SAUNA” (supported by Huggy Bears, Superamas) is in the making and will premiere on January 12th, 2018 at WUK Vienna. We are happy to announce the following residency partners: ImPulsTanz Wien, CAMPO Ghent, Life Long Burning hosted by Cullberg Ballet Stockholm, Dampfzentrale Bern.

“SAUNA” is a meta-fictional reflection about identity, cohabitation and  survival stragegies. Told from the perspective of an unborn child inside a  womb it questions the reliability of narration, juggles with knowledge and facts that are largely obscure and thus suggests a new metaphorical Virtual Reality. The obsessive personality of the prenatal storyteller is driven by an unconditional claim for self-determination  while at the same time being  tied to this other body via the umbilical cord, a symbol of pure dependence and connection. Contemplating dystopian future scenarios, witnessing the trivia of everyday conversations or indulging in excentric navel-gazing, the tale evolves around the contradictions and promiscuity that shape our lifestyle: the either radically intimate or radically superficial.

Upcoming Summer Events 2017

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May 23rd

Premiere of “Cars Do Not Fly”

a film by Alexander Kasses

www.dieangewandte.at

June 12th

opening performance Art Basel

by Maureen Kaegi

www.artbasel.com

June 12th – June 21st

Artist in residence at Tanzquartier Vienna
www.tqw.at

July 13th – Aug 13th

Artist in residence at ImPulsTanz Festival

www.impulstanz.com

July 26th

Dark Euphoria FANKS © Maureen Kaegi

Dark Euphoria DJ and Live Set at ImPulsTanz

www.impulstanz.com

Aug 20th – Aug 31st

Artist in residence at WTKB Vienna

www.wtkb.org

SUPERAMAS & MALIKA FANKHA

present:

“PISSING EVERYWHERE IS NOT VERY CHANEL”

Chanel © Tim Tom

© Tim Tom

“pissing everywhere is not very CHANEL” – a collaboration between SUPERAMAS & Malika Fankha – will premiere at imagetanz Festival 2017 in the course of the inheritance project.

Preshowing (opening of festival) March 3rd, 2017 at Kunsthalle Karlsplatz

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Full-length version March 21st, 2017 at brut wien.

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How come – despite society’s greater openness and diversity – gender stereotypes are so reluctant to change? The straight, white, middle-class male with a textile phallus around his neck is still ruling the world, most language uses the masculine form as a default setting unless it is clearly pointed out that the opposite is the case. Even in LGBT circles it is common to rely on classical role models and clichés to position oneself in the colorful field of non-conformist individuals.

In her subjective reenactment of SUPERAMAS’ show “Superamas Local” (1999), Fankha deals with the material created by a male body, its male thoughts and actions and works with an expanded notion of identity by blurring, transforming, twisting and ignoring predefined conditions and inherited ideas. The narrative evolves around a manufactured auto-fictional persona whose driving force is shifting seamlessly between personal history, metaphysical theories and customized utopia of everyday life.