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“Oxy Moron – A Cyborg Utopia”

Belgian Premiere

 

at kunstencentrum BUDA Kortrijk

September 4th, 2021 at 18:00

in the course of  the 15th anniversary festival
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Photo © Valerie Reding


“Oxy Moron” is a play of multiple selves and their constant, seamless shape-shift between fiction and reality, magic and science, present and future. Using the modern day cyborg as a metaphorical narrative that unites both human appearance and machine-like behaviour, the work juggles with stereotypes and challenges different concepts of a perceived norm. Identities, corporealities and social status pass through a precarious transformation between self-empowerment, self-enhancement, self-optimization and self-deformation questioning the significance of the physical and the human in a digital age.


TRAILER


CREDITS 

Artistic direction, performance: Malika Fankha
Makeup/Costume/Stage: Valerie Reding
Makeup on tour: Yannick Zurcher
Sound: Dark Euphoria feat. AC/BOY
Technical Direction, Lights: David Baumgartner

Technical Assistance: Andrej Barla
Dramaturgy: Anna Mendelssohn & Denice Bourbon

Dramaturgy on tour: Stefan Roehrle
Outside Eye: Simone Aughterlony

Movement Coach: Asher O’Gorman
Production Management: mollusca Productions
Dramaturgical Production Advice: Marc Streit
Coproduction: FANKS Productions/Malika Fankha, Tanzhaus Zürich, Brut Wien imagetanz Festival

Residency partners: Workspacebrussels/Kaaitheater (BE), Campo Ghent (BE), Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), im_flieger Vienna (A), Huggy Bears (A), Counterpulse San Francisco (USA)

Oxy Moron is supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Pro Helvetia, Stadt Wien Kultur MA 7, Bundeskanzleramt Österreich, Nestlé Fondation pour l’Art and the Swiss Embassy in Vienna




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new collab with ImPulsTanz and Klangforum Wien

 

L U M I N O S A  I

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July 29th, 19:00 and July 31st, 2021 14:00 & 19:00
at ehem. Gustinos Ambrosi Museum, Scherzergasse 1a, 1020 Vienna

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Luminosa I is a utopian ritual, a synesthetic trip to a place where the human condition is only one of many and our sense of self is ever-changing. It is a future scenario that does not worship technological achievement and monolithic thought as its master narrative but celebrates a new sense of togetherness and exchange among various species. The ability to be malleable and transformative becomes a survival strategy, a tool to evolve on a sensory level, to invent new intimacies, pleasures and frictions.

 

CREDITS

Artistic Direction, Performance: Malika Fankha
Composition: Mikolaj Laskowski
Music: Klangforum Wien feat. Dark Euphoria
Dramaturgy: Asher O’Gorman
Sound Research: Andrej Barla
Lights: Gerald Pappenberger
Costume: Valerie Reding & Goran Bugaric
Makeup & Hair: Cleverson Ronaldo Cosmo
Masks: Valerie Reding & Ana Rajcevic
Moss Objects: Pauline Bouzek
Production Management; ImPulsTanz/Johannes Maile
Coproduced by: ImPulsTanz & FANKS Productions
Supported by: Prohelvetia

L A V A

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To all lovers who had to disguise and justify their longing, those who could withstand the resistance against their way of expressing desire, to those who keep challenging a monolithic depiction of intimacy despite the viscous restrictions of societal norms. To all the broken and glorious hearts who keep reimagining what we call “human” and “natural”. Let LAVA transform fear into possibility and peril into exuberance.

O D E

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An ODE to desire, to the multitudes of sexualities and sensory pleasures, to the moments we fully inhabit the illusion of a shared experience trying to evade solitude. Both elegiac and tempestuous, ODE is a synesthetic meditation on craving connection with other bodies, textures and spheres.

 

K A R M A

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KARMA is a song about abundant consumerism of online content, new age spiritualism and the emotional and social culture around it. As a stream of buzzwords in random order and rapid succession, it tries to bridge the gap between an over-engineered reality and the desire to reclaim a connection with nature, or whatever is left of it.

 

Written and composed by Dark Euphoria feat. Mirza Kebo for the performance AWOL (Absence Without Leave)

 

CREDITS

Artistic direction, performance: Malika Fankha
Costume: Goran Bugaric
Makeup: Valerie Reding & Cleverson Ronaldo Cosmo
Objects: Ana Rajcevic
Lights: Marek Lamprecht & David Baumgartner
Sound: Dark Euphoria feat. Mirza Kebo
Video: Timotheus Tomicek & Jannik Schleicher
Dramaturgical Advice: 
Anna Mendelssohn, Denice Bourbon
Choreographic Assistance: Asher O’Gorman
Production: mollusca productions
Dramaturgical Production Advice: Marc Streit
Coproduction: FANKS, Tanzhaus Zürich, brut Wien
Residency partners: SoArt Millstättersee (A), BUDA Kortrijk (BE), Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), Huggy Bears (A), “The Artists Are Present” Brunnenpassage Wien (A)

AWOL is supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich, Stadt Wien Kultur MA 7, BMKOES, Prohelvetia, Austrian Cultural Forum Brussels, ACT OUT (initiated by IG Freie Theater, supported by BMEIA) and Embassy of Switzerland in Austria

K A R M A

music video out now

 

KARMA is a song about abundant consumerism of online content, new age spiritualism and the emotional and social culture around it. As a stream of buzzwords in random order and rapid succession, it tries to bridge the gap between an over-engineered reality and the desire to reclaim a connection with nature, or whatever is left of it.

Written and composed by Dark Euphoria feat. Mirza Kebo for the performance AWOL (Absence Without Leave)

 

CREDITS

Artistic direction, performance: Malika Fankha
Costume: Goran Bugaric
Makeup: Valerie Reding & Cleverson Ronaldo Cosmo
Objects: Ana Rajcevic
Lights: Marek Lamprecht & David Baumgartner
Sound: Dark Euphoria feat. Mirza Kebo
Video: Timotheus Tomicek & Jannik Schleicher
Dramaturgical Advice: 
Anna Mendelssohn, Denice Bourbon
Choreographic Assistance: Asher O’Gorman
Production: mollusca productions
Dramaturgical Production Advice: Marc Streit
Coproduction: FANKS, Tanzhaus Zürich, brut Wien
Residency partners: SoArt Millstättersee (A), BUDA Kortrijk (BE), Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), Huggy Bears (A), “The Artists Are Present” Brunnenpassage Wien (A)

AWOL is supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich, Stadt Wien Kultur MA 7, BMKOES, Prohelvetia, Austrian Cultural Forum Brussels, ACT OUT (initiated by IG Freie Theater, supported by BMEIA) and Embassy of Switzerland in Austria

new work 2021

AWOL

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In her new production AWOL (Absent Without Leave) Malika Fankha explores the synergies between humans and natures’s mystical creatures. Elves, trolls and all kinds of hybrid forms of living might resemble the human shape yet manage to evade the notion of normativity. Due to their queer and volatile essence they challenge our thinking in stereotypes and dualities and embody the concept of identity as a malleable force. The work questions the hierarchy of corporealities in the physical, spiritual and virtual realms and advocates new ways of coexistence and kindred among species. In Awolonia, a place better than reality, residents are mercurially utopian, they keep secrets, shift shapes, change names, and appear in myriad disguises. They uncover and liberate their desires and torments, transgress boundaries, they slip into and out of dangerous and vulnerable places in an ongoing craving for connection, haunting the liminal spaces between imagined and artificially constructed borders.

 

SHOWS/RESIDENCIES

15.06. – 20.06.2020: Residency at Brunnenpassage Wien (A)

01.09. – 01.10.2020: Residency at SoArt Millstättersee (A)

15.10. – 02.11.2020: Residency at BUDA Kortrijk (BE)

30.11. – 20.12.2020: Residency at Tanzhaus Zürich (CH)

11.02. – 16.02.2021: Premiere and shows at brut Wien (A)

30.04. – 02.05.2021: Shows at Tanzhaus Zürich (CH)

 

CREDITS

Artistic direction, performance: Malika Fankha
Costume: Goran Bugaric
Makeup: Valerie Reding & Cleverson Ronaldo Cosmo
Objects: Ana Rajcevic
Lights: Marek Lamprecht & David Baumgartner
Sound: Dark Euphoria feat. Mirza Kebo
Video: Timotheus Tomicek & Jannik Schleicher
Dramaturgical Advice: 
Anna Mendelssohn, Denice Bourbon
Choreographic Assistance: Asher O’Gorman
Production: mollusca productions
Dramaturgical Production Advice: Marc Streit
Coproduction: FANKS, Tanzhaus Zürich, brut Wien
Residency partners: SoArt Millstättersee (A), BUDA Kortrijk (BE), Tanzhaus Zürich (CH), Huggy Bears (A), “The Artists Are Present” Brunnenpassage Wien (A)

AWOL is supported by Stadt Zürich Kultur, Kanton Zürich, Stadt Wien Kultur MA 7, BMKOES, Prohelvetia, Austrian Cultural Forum Brussels, ACT OUT (initiated by IG Freie Theater, supported by BMEIA) and Embassy of Switzerland in Austria

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Oxy Moron goes San Francisco

Nov 9th, 2019

© Maureen Kaegi

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We are very excited to be part of Beyond The Body – an interdisciplinary event organized by Swissnex San Francisco, November 9th, 2019 6:30 – 10:00 pm

Come around if you are somewhere in the bay. Free ticket code: liveforever

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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)

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).